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Jennifer Thompson’s parents trusted Bill Cosby over 20 years ago. But recently Judy, Jennifer’s mother, wrote a letter to Cosby’s wife Camille, trying to reason with her as a parent.

When Jennifer was a teen, her and her parents met Cosby when she was an aspiring actress and model. Cosby told Jennifer’s parents that he would look out for her while she was in New York City. The Thompsons said they felt a connection with Cosby because he was, of course, “Dr. Huxtable.” But that calm and friendly demeanor changed when Jennifer told her parents about being sexually assaulted and the $700 Cosby offered her afterwards.

“Your husband crossed boundaries that never should have been breached,” Judy wrote to Camille Cosby. “He shattered her innocence.”

“To be so hurt and violated, and then not be believed! Resolution has not been easily forthcoming. We all remained in the shadows of your husband’s sick behavior,” she wrote.

Judy ended her letter with, “May you and Bill speak the truth and be afforded peace for your souls.”

Jennifer was one 13 “Jane Does” in Andrea Constand’s 2005 civil suit. Constand was an employee at Temple University and claimed Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004. Constand settled out of court and the “Jane Does” did not testify.

So far more than 20 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault and drugging.

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  • B Cooper

    Well, well, well! This is beyond sad at this point.

  • K.C.

    This breaks my heart. So happy that her parents support her and wrote that letter. You know sometimes the soul just knows something is wrong. Any soul can see what damage Cosby has done to so many women. I believe, strongly, as I believe with Zimmerman and people who get away with very bad things that one day, their awfulness will be exposed clear as day. They cannot escape their karma. They just can’t.

    • Objection

      You know sometimes the soul just knows something is wrong. Any soul can see what damage Cosby has done to so many women.

      This may explain why white people think blacks are guilty of crimes 99.9% of the times. It’s not because of the evidence, its because their “soul just knows something is wrong.”

  • Jacqueline

    Ok. when did she tell her parents? Why did they not contact the police? Why did they attach themselves to a civil suit.

    These are the questions that know one seems to be asking. It is just a constant roll out of victim hood without honest questions being asked. Camille Cosby is not responsible for your daughter. You are!

    • K.C.

      Jacqueline: I won’t debate this issue too much here because it is a heated one and must be discussed in the right environment. However, I have a couple of friends who are victims of rape. I know many women who were victims of abuse as I know some men who were as well. This issue is rampant in our community. It is everywhere but in communities of color, it is a plague. Think of all the great literature (Toni Morrison, Alice Walker) written about this issue. MOST rape victims never tell anyone. MOST families do anything. Hard to believe but that is the majority of rape victims. Reason why it is not easy to punish a perpetrator. Also, what women (and children have to go through) to prove these crimes is so exhausting that most choose not to. We also live in a society where the victim is attacked for simply rocking the boat. Yes, I believe it needs to be proven that Cosby did this. That would only be fair. I believe he did. I know people who have worked with him and I would not be surprised. However the questions we need to stop asking is “why did the victim not tell anyone or contact the police”. Anyone who knows anyone who was raped or who follows the statistics: MOST rape victims do nothing. Not just in the US, throughout the world. It is the most heinous crime against women and it is one where the victim believes THEY are at fault. It is a crime that not only violates a woman’s body, it violates her sense of logic on the issue. Often she begins to believe she is not worthy of saying anything. My heart goes out to any woman who has death with this. What I will never do is ask a woman why. Instead I will teach her how.

    • K.C.

      I meant most families of rape victims don’t do anything. Type-O.

    • Belle

      I’m sure they went to the police and after probably not getting very far, decided to join the civil suit and testify against Mr. Crosby. However, once Andrea Constand chose to settle out of court, they no longer had the opportunity to testify. Now, it’s so easy for people to say why didn’t they contact the the police or do so and so. Let’s not pretend the police are here to serve and protect especially for women and minorities. So miss with that bs line. I’ve worked with battered women and rape victims, there are backlogs of these reports and half-ass efforts put into helping or protecting these women. So let’s save the why didn’t they questions and really address why we continue to support men like Bill Crosby who violated and preyed on these women and girls yet question why a person didn’t do so and so.

    • GeekMommaRants

      I do not want to live anywhere that accusation is evidence. The 4000 women accused Cosby of rape bur no one went to the hospital and did not make these allegations known until 2015.

    • PrimmestPlum

      Victims of sexual abuse very rarely tell anyone. Especially if it’s sexual. I was never a victim of penetrative rape but I was a victim of sexual abuse and harassment…and I never told anyone until years later. I was very young at the time but now that I’m older I can more accurately sort out how I was feeling and why I was feeling it.

      Shame. Fear. Fear that I was doing something wrong in order for it to happen, so I indirectly blamed myself and just tried to avoid my perp. Which was difficult because in reality I was powerless to stop in the sense the pedophiles ALWAYS ALWAYS find a way to be in contact with their victims.

      It’s hard to get into the mind of person who has suffered from rape, sexual abuse or emotional abuse if you’ve never been there. It’s a haze of humiliation, self doubt, shame, confusion, fear and sadness. After that has passed, you’re angry as fuck with no outlet…(idk if you’ve ever been a victim of such things, I hope not but don’t feel like I’m attacking or talking down to you.)

      However, I do feel that if the victim’s mother wanted to send a letter.She should’ve sent two. One to Bill and one to Camille.

    • BillipPhailey

      The same police that terrorize blacks and rape victims?

  • Anthony

    If I got the story right, her parents introduced to Cosby, and Cosby hit on her instead of helping her. That makes him a lecherous old man, not a rapist. If getting hit on by one jerk derailed her career, she probably did not have the fortitude for modeling because learning how to spot serious business instead of exploitation is key for success I that field.