Camille Cosby has broken her silence following the guilty verdict against her husband Bill Cosby on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The 74-year-old, who has been married to Cosby since 1964, released a statement defending her husband and blasting his accusers, media, and Montgomery County district attorney Kevin Steele. RELATED: Cosby Accuser Janice Dickinson Speaks Out…
Camille Cosby has broken her silence following the guilty verdict against her husband Bill Cosby on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
The 74-year-old, who has been married to Cosby since 1964, released a statementdefending her husband and blasting his accusers, media, and Montgomery County district attorney Kevin Steele.
“The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which guarantee due process and equal protection, and thereby eliminated the possibility of a fair trial and unbiased jury,” Camille said.
“Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period. And the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the protections of the First Amendment. Are the media now the people’s judges and juries?”
Camille’s statement references the history of racial injustice in the U.S., comparing Cosby’s treatment to African-Americans in the past who were falsely accused of rape and often murdered by mobs.
“Since when are all accusers truthful? History disproves that…for example, Emmett Till’s accuser immediately comes to mind,” she said. “In 1955, she testified before a jury of white men in a Mississippi courtroom that a 14-year-old African-American boy had sexually assaulted her, only to later admit several decades later in 2008 that her testimony was false.
“In the case of Bill Cosby, unproven accusations evolved into lynch mobs,” Camille described, “who publicly and privately coerced cancellations of Bill Cosby’s scheduled performances; syndications of ‘The Cosby Show’; rescissions of honorary degrees and a vindictive attempt to close an exhibition of our collection of African-American art in the Smithsonian Museum of African Art.”
Camille also took aim at the trustworthiness of Cosby’s accusers: “Three criminal charges, promised during an unethical campaign for the district attorney’s office, were filed against my husband… all based on what I believe to be a falsified account by the newly elected district attorney’s key witness. I firmly believe her recent testimony during trial was perjured; as was shown at trial, it was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions.”
“I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district attorney and his cohorts,” she added. “This is a homogeneous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life.”
Concluding her statement, Camille said, “This is mob justice, not real justice. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country.”
“Someday the truth will prevail, it always does.”
Bill Cosby, 80, could face up to 30 years in prison following the verdict.