Bill Cosby’s Wife Camille Defends Him As “The Man You Thought You Knew,” Asks “Who Is The Victim?”

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Camille Cosby Statement

By Daniel Gates

Camille Cosby Statement

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Bill Cosby’s wife Camille has released a statement defending her husband amid a cascade of rape allegations. “He is the man you thought you knew,” says Camille, arguing that Cosby is not the serial rapist portrayed in the media, and wondering whether he is the true “victim” in the scandal.

She begins by saying: “I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were married in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work. He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.”

Camille continues, “A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass. There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral.”

“We all followed the story of the article in the ‘Rolling Stone’ concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia. The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband — until that story unwound,” she says.

Camille concludes, “None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked — who is the victim?” What do you think of what Camille Cosby has to say?

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