December 16, 2014

Bill Cosby’s wife Camille has defended her husband against the sexual abuse allegations.

In the statement, which was obtained by NBC News, Camille said, “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.”


She continued, “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 has 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.”

She went on, “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.”

She then ended with, “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?


Meanwhile, Beverly Johnson appeared on The View yesterday (December 15th) and spoke out on the allegations that Cosby drugged her back in the 1980s.

Like she detailed in her Vanity Fair essay, Johnson said that she was at Cosby’s home auditioning for a part on The Cosby Show. Cosby allegedly told her to act drunk and wanted her to drink some cappuccino.

She explained, “He insisted that I drink this cappuccino and I didn’t want to really want to argue with Bill Cosby, so I took the sip of cappuccino and I said, ‘Hmmmmm. The room started spinning right away. And then I took another sip, and then it was coming on like a moving train, meaning the drug. At that moment, I knew I had been drugged. He motioned to me to come over like we were gonna rehearse the scene then,” she said. “I went over, he put his hands on my waist, I put one hand on his shoulder to steady myself at this moment, and I cocked my head to one side and looked him dead in the eye and said, ‘You’re a mother f—er.’ Whoopi: ‘Mmmm.”

She added, “This is not about Mr. Cosby. He’s just a lightning rod for conversations about violence against women. It’s just indicative of the fact that I was the one who wasn’t raped, I don’t think, but who has had the experience that a lot of other women had. I’m coming forward just to tell the truth. It was like I lost a family member. I felt such a sense of disappointment. I was devastated. I didn’t really know what happened. … I was numb.”

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