Bill Cosby’s wife, Camille has responded to the sexual assault allegations made against her husband of more than 50 years.
“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 said.
“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.”
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She goes on to warn those who are quick to accept the claims made against her husband as fact.
“We all followed the story of the article in ‘Rolling Stone’ concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia. The story was heartbreaking but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue,” she stated. “Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband… None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking the victim. But the question should be asked — who is the victim?”
This comes shortly after the actor was asked about how his wife was coping.
“Love and the strength of womanhood,” the 77-year-old TV vet said of his wife. “Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse, the strength of womanhood and love.”
Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, in 1966. Photo courtesy of Getty.
In the same interview, Cosby shared his opinion that he can only trust the black media to, in his opinion, fairly portray his side of the story.
“Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” he said.
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Eventually, the interview was cut short, Page Six reported. In his own words, “They don’t want me talking to the media.”