Bill Cosby's wife Camille calls #MeToo campaign racist, says she 'doesn't care' what husband's 50 victims feel
Bill Cosby's wife Camille has finally broken her silence and said that she is "very, very pleased" with an appeal court's decision to review his sexual assault conviction. She also seemingly suggested that the #MeToo movement is driven by racism. She said the #MeToo movement needs to "clean up their act" and added that she does not care about the feelings of more than 50 women who have accused Bill of drugging and sexually assaulting them, Page Six reveals.
While speaking to ABC News, just a day after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to review two parts of the case and said it would hear part of Bill's appeal on his 2018 conviction, Camille said she was "hopeful". In April 2018, Bill was convicted on three counts of indecent assault and battery for drugging and sexually abusing Andrea Constand in 2004.
"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," Camille shared. "My first reaction is hopefulness, possibilities."
Bill, 82, is currently serving a three to 10-year sentence after a grand jury found him guilty of drugging and then sexually assaulting Constand.
When asked if she was worried about any sort of "blowback from the #MeToo movement" and people who feel "you're on the wrong side of history", she responded saying, "First of all, I don't care what they feel." Camille added, "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."
She also added, "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 further went on to compare the treatment of her husband to the 1921 massacre of hundreds of African Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "Years ago, I interviewed the survivors from the Tulsa Oklahoma riots in 1921. And that was another case of a white female making a claim of sexual assault against a black male, which we all know if we know about the Tulsa, Oklahoma riots. It gave license to mobs of white people converging on a very independent, economically independent, educationally independent black community, named Greenwood and Topher, and hundreds of people were killed."
She was asked whether she thinks that all this boils down to racism and also if she feels that if Bill weren't a black man, these accusations would not have been made and he wouldn't be in prison. Camille said, "I don't know that, because some white men have… there are some who have been sent to prison. But… it's not the same situation as the history (of) a particular white women with black men. We've seen them hanging from trees once they make those accusations. We've seen them being incarcerated. Those accusations are made and — once again — unproven."
The two have been married since 1964 and Camille has five children with Bill.