Camille Cosby, the wife of Bill Cosby, said that she’s “very, very pleased” with her husband’s appeal and the fact that his 2018 could be overturned.
According to Camille, the #MeToo movement is racist, and she compared the “unproven” claims against the comedian to the 1955 Emmett Till case.
The 82-year-old comedian and actor was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison in 2004. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that it will hear parts of his appeal last week.
His wife told ABC that her first reaction is “hopefulness and possibilities”, and she looks forward to the state’s highest court hearing.
When asked if she’s concerned about the blowback from the #MeToo movement and the women that feel she’s on the wrong side of history, Camille said that she doesn’t care what they feel.
The 76-year-old has been married to Bill Cosby for over 50 years, and she stayed by his side throughout his #MeToo controversy, when he was accused by more than 50 women.
“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 se**** a**ault without any proof whatsoever, no proof, anywhere on the face of the earth,” – Camille added in her phone call with ABC’s Linsey Davis.
The wife of the convicted felon defended comparing his situation to the case of the 14-year-old Emmett Till – the teen that received the ultimate sentence in 1955 for allegedly making advances at a white woman – a claim that the woman admitted was false years later.
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 in anything nefarious — we know how women can lie,” – she continued. She believes that there are good women and bad women, as there are good men and bad men, and she believes her husband is one of the good ones.
— Andrea Constand (@ConstandAndrea) June 23, 2020
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania announced on Tuesday that it will consider two of the four key arguments in Bill Cosby’s appeal, and one of them involves the admission into the trial of “prior bad acts” witnesses and his 2005-2006 Quaalude deposition. A date has not been set for the hearing.