Bill Cosby’s Wife Compares His Treatment To Tulsa Massacre + Slams #MeToo Movement For ‘Intentional Ignorance’
Bill Cosby’s wife Camille is speaking out about her husband’s sexual assault case for the first time in six years.
Her comments come after 82-year-old actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, was been granted an appeal to fight his 2018 sexual assault case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He was previously convicted of three counts of indecent assault and battery for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman named Andrea Constand back in 2004.
According to reports, the Supreme Court has agreed to review two aspects of the case that Bill Cosby’s lawyers challenged on appeal.
Bill Cosby’s wife Camille Cosby said she’s very happy that her husband was granted an appeal, but could care less about the accusations against him.
“My first reaction is hopefulness, possibilities. The state’s highest court … has said, ‘Wait a minute. There are some problems here. They can be considered for an appeal.’ I’m very, very pleased.”
Although jurors in Bill Cosby’s case say that they weren’t influenced by the #MeToo movement, Camille Cosby feels otherwise. When asked about her feelings she said,
“First of all, I don’t care what they feel.”
“The #MeToo movement and movements like them have intentional ignorance pertaining to the history of particular white women — not all white women — but particular white women, who have from the very beginning, pertaining to the enslavement of African people, accused black males of sexual assault without any proof whatsoever, no proof, anywhere on the face of the earth.”
“And by ignoring that history, they have put out a lie in itself and that is, ‘Because I’m female, I’m telling the truth.’ Well history disproves that, as well, and gender has never, ever equated with truth. So, they need to clean up their acts. And it’s all of us as women who have not participated anything nefarious — we know how women can lie. We know how they can do the same things that men do — that some men do — because there are good men and bad men. There are good women and bad women.”
Camille Cosby also compared the way her husband is being treated to the Tulsa massacre in 1921 when mobs of white residents attacked black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma
“The parallel is that the same age-old thing about particular white women making accusations against black men that are unproven — Emmett Till’s outcome, to mutilate his body in the way that it was, was just really so deeply horrendous”
Camille Cosby says that while she does not visit her husband in prison, she speaks to him every day,
“In terms of visiting him, no, I do not want to see my husband in that kind of an environment — and he doesn’t want me to see him in that kind of environment. So we are in sync with that but I speak to him every single day.
Bill Cosby showed his support for his wife, standing up for him in a post made from his Instagram account, yesterday (June 23) saying,
“ABC News Linsey Davis Exclusive Interview w/Camille Cosby
Camille, we have been in this fight together for 55 years and counting. You never wavered with your love and support for me nor our children. Today, your interview with Ms. Linsey Davis was strong & filled with TRUTH & Facts. I thank Jacqueline Jackson, Dale Cochran & Judith Rutherford James for highlighting your brilliance & strength. I thank the ABC News Team — Santina Leuci, Christopher Francescani & Linsey Davis for not editing your words. I sincerely thank the State Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for agreeing to review my appeal & overturn the racial corruption of the DA & Judge. I thank Black Lives Matter for seeking justice for the injustice. To my bride, Camille, I love you forever & thank you, thank you & thank you. Bill Cosby”
Watch the interview here:
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