Camille Cosby says Bill Cosby was convicted by 'mob justice, not real justice'
On April 26, 2018 actor Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004. While his wife, Camille Cosby has been tight-lipped about the entire incident, she finally broke her silence in a statement which was brought out by her spokesman Andrew Wyatt.
Camille, who has been married to Bill since 1964 called the verdict as 'mob justice, not real justice' and went after the Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, the media and Cosby’s accusers stating that the trial had not been fair. "The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which guarantee due process and equal protection, and thereby eliminated the possibility of a fair trial and unbiased jury," the statement read.
"Bill Cosby was labeled as guilty because the media and accusers said so," she continued. Camille went on to claim that the verdict was made without any proof of the incident and had cost Bill his career. "In the case of Bill Cosby, unproven accusations evolved into lynch mobs, who publicly and privately coerced cancellations of Bill Cosby’s scheduled performances; syndications of The Cosby Show; rescissions of honorary degrees and a vindictive attempt to close an exhibition of our collection of African American art in the Smithsonian Museum of African Art," she added.
She accused the district attorney’s office of an “unethical campaign” in order to destroy her husband and further called for a criminal investigation of “that district attorney and his cohorts.” In her statement, Camille also suggested that Bill was the victim of racial discrimination and cited "many tragic instances of our justice system utterly and routinely failing to protect African Americans falsely accused".
She compared his treatment to that of Emmett Till, the black teenager who was kidnapped and murdered after several witnesses came forward and said he whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955. "How much longer will we, the majority of the people, tolerate judicial, executive, legislative, media and corporate abuses of power?" the statement further read.
"We, the majority of the people, must make America what it has declared itself to be…. a democracy…not to be destroyed by vicious, lying, self-absorbed paradigms of evilness. 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… This is mob justice, not real justice.” Camille has stayed away from both of Bill's trials and the only time she was seen was during the defense's closing arguments.