Bill Cosby's wife, Camille has called for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, say
Bill Cosby‘s wife, Camille has called for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case that could put the 80-year-old comedian in prison for the rest of his life was mob justice, not real justice and a tragedy that must be undone. Camille Cosby made her first comments a week after a jury found her husband of 54 years guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
She said chief accuser, Andrea Constand was a liar whose testimony about being drugged and molested at Cosby’s home in January 2004 was riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions. She echoed Cosby’s lawyers, who contended that Constand framed him to score a big payday.
Camille Cosby compared the dozens of other women who’ve accused her husband to a lynch mob spurred on by the media’s frenzied, relentless demonization of him. She compared his treatment to that of Emmett Till, the black teenager who was kidnapped and murdered after witnesses said he whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955. Constand is white.
Camille Cosby said her husband’s prosecution was politically motivated, repeating his team’s contention that he had been a pawn in a heated race for district attorney. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele attacked opponent Bruce Castor in campaign ads over his decision not to charge Cosby in 2005 and announced Cosby’s arrest a month after winning the November 2015 election.
She said Steele and his team were exploitive and corrupt and that their primary purpose is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life.
“If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone,” she said.
Camille Cosby, had stayed away from both of her husband’s trials, except for the defense’s closing arguments. Camille Cosby’s statement comes as colleges around the country continue rescinding honorary degrees awarded to the comedian and as the TV academy said it is reviewing his inclusion in its Hall of Fame.