In a statement released on Monday, Camille Cosby rejects accusations of se-ual abuse mad against her husband.
Camille believes that journalists display unfair treatment towards her husband. She compared the media coverage of the case to the one recently made by Rolling Stone magazine of a gang rape at the University of Virginia.
The article eventually proved to be flawed and the magazine issued an apology, saying they shouldn’t have taken for granted the testimony of an alleged victim.
Read Camille’s statement below:
“I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were married in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work. He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.
A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass. There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral.
We all followed the story of the article in the “Rolling Stone” concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia. The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband – until that story unwound.
None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked – who is the victim?”
Since the scandal broke out, Bill Cosby has had a new sitcom suspended by NBC and has been the subject of multiple cancellations of shows.
The 77-year-old actor recently opened up about the allegations and added that his wife has always been by his side to support him in this sordid affair.