In a stunning statement just released by Camille Cosby, wife of newly-convicted comedian Bill Cosby, the superstar’s wife lashes out at what she says are “judicial, executive, legislative, media, and corporate abuses of power.” Citing similar historical cases in which a defendant was wrongfully convicted and later found to be innocent, Camille has gone on the warpath!
In light of what she observed during the investigation and trial, Mrs. Cosby has announced her plans for setting things right. “I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district attorney and his cohorts.”
Mrs. Cosby continues, “This is a homogenous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life.” She went on to warn the public, “If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone.”
According to NPR, Camille Cosby’s statement claims that the 80-year-old TV star was the victim of "lynch mobs," and that her husband's conviction on sexual assault charges was the result of a "frenzy" created by the media and the less-than-credible testimony of his primary accuser Andrea Constand.
“In the first public statements made by Camille Cosby since a jury found her husband guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault last month, she said the case that could send the comedy legend to prison for the rest of his life was ‘mob justice, not real justice.’”
Camille goes on to reveal the financial and economic harm the mere accusations did to her family. Syndication of the wildly popular television sitcom, “The Cosby Show” was pulled long before the case even went to trial, followed by the cancellation of numerous public appearances, and the threat of Cosby being stripped of his multiple honorary degrees in Education.
Lashing out at those who she perceives were responsible for railroading her husband, Camille railed, “Once again an innocent person has been found guilty based on an unthinking, unquestioning, unconstitutional frenzy propagated by the media and allowed to play out in a supposed court of law.”
Mrs. Cosby had a name for this level of injustice and she did not pull any punches when sharing it, “This is mob justice. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country.”
Ending her missive on a positive note, though, Camille praises the courage of those who testified on her husband’s behalf, “I wish to thank the witnesses who courageously came forward at trial to testify as to the truth, as well as those witnesses who would have done so but for the judge preventing them from testifying.”
Her final words were pointed and profound, “Someday the truth will prevail, it always does.”
To see a bit of Bill Cosby's first comedy appearance since his sexual assault allegations trial (between his two trials), watch the video, below.