The wife of embattled comedian, Bill Cosby has finally decided to break her silence and shed some light on a situation that is undoubtedly causing her many sleepless nights.
Camille Cosby issued a statement that basically condemned the media coverage of her husband’s scandalous past that includes serious allegation of drug rape by more than twenty women. Most recently, supermodel Beverly Johnson gave an expose to Vanity Fair, where she detailed being drugged and physically assaulted by Cosby in his home. Johnson also visited The View where she was verbally tackled by Whoopi Goldberg, who has not so subtlety hinted her support for the man she still considers a mentor. But despite the pressure, Johnson eloquently expressed her reasons for sharing her story and gave her solidarity to other victims who have endured similar experiences.
But despite the mounting stories of rape, Cosby’s wife of 50 years refuses to believe that the man she fell in love with in 1963 can be capable of such despicable behavior. Camille also compared the media attention her husband is receiving to the way the rape case concerning the University of Virginia was covered.
Rolling Stone’s coverage of that case evolved into a controversial mess and Mrs. Cosby was quick to point out how that also impacts her current nightmare, “We all follow 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 untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband – until that story unwound.” “None of us ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked – who is the victim?”
She went on to attack the media further by rejecting the methods of reporting that seem to be based on the need to feed the public the stories before they are investigated for accuracy. “There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately it goes viral.
Camille Cosby’s full statement can be read here: