“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,” Camille Cosby wrote of her husband’s case. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country.” She also lambasted many of the organizations that have rescinded honorary degrees or awards they once granted her husband – a list that grew Thursday to include the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame; the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; and the board of the Marian Anderson Award, which gave the honor to Cosby in 2010.
Of the reporters who have been covering the parade of new allegations against her husband since 2014, Camille wrote: “Are the media now the people’s judges and juries? ” She described Steele — who declined to respond Thursday — as “unethical.” As for Constand, Camille Cosby wrote: “I firmly believe her recent testimony during trial was perjured. It was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions.” Constand lawyer Dolores Troiani said Thursday she did not intend to respond to Camille Cosby’s attack.
And the tone of her statement underscored the fiercely protective role Camille Cosby has played in shaping her husband’s career and public image for more than five decades.In a blistering attack, Bill Cosby’s wife on Thursday called for a criminal investigation of the prosecutor who led the sexual assault case against her husband, and blamed his conviction on a scandal-obsessed media and “a falsified account” from accuser Andrea Constand. Cosby – who has stood by the comedy icon as more than 60 women have accused him of sexual improprieties dating back decades – sought to cast the guilty verdict in her husband’s retrial last week as part of a historic series of wrongs against African Americans dating back to slavery.