Bill Cosby's Wife Slams His Guilty Verdict As 'Mob Justice'

Ann Santiago
May 5, 2018

"This is a homogenous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary goal is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby's life", Camille Cosby wrote, referring to the largely white group of prosecutors, accusers, reporters and court staff she blamed for her husband's conviction.

Bill Cosby remains confined under orders from O'Neill to his home in Cheltenham Township until his sentencing, at which he could face up to 10 years in prison for each count on which he was convicted April 26.

Camille Cosby, 74, who attended her husband's three-week trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, only during closing arguments, claimed that Constand had concocted the sexual assault claim in the hope of winning a civil judgement against the actor.

Camille Cosby said her husband, once a beloved actor and comedian thought of as "America's Dad" for his role in a popular 1980s TV show, was railroaded by a self-serving system that she said demanded a criminal investigation of his prosecutors.

"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", Camille Cosby wrote.

Her almost 800-word statement likened her husband's ordeal to the racially charged killing of Emmett Till and called the accusations and ensuing conviction "mob justice, not real justice".

She said there was no proof her husband was guilty and blamed the media for tearing the former Cosby Show star down.

Bill Cosby and his wife Camille Cosby.

In other news surrounding Bill, the Television Academy has removed his name from the list of honourees on their official website.

In the long, searing statement, posted on her husband's official social media accounts, Camille Cosby went after Bill Cosby's accuser, the district attorney, the media, and appeared to compare her husband to Emmett Till, a black teenager who was killed in MS in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman.

Before the jury came in last week to hear from Cosby's lawyers, she went to the defense table and put her arm around Cosby, who is legally blind.

"Three criminal charges, promised during an unethical campaign for the district attorney's office, were filed against my husband...all based on what I believe to be a falsified account by the newly elected district attorney's key witness", she wrote.
A more recent example is the case of Darryl Hunt, an African American who in 1984 was wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of a white woman, only to have DNA evidence establish in 1994 that he did not commit the crime. Bill Cosby continues to deny all wrongdoing.

Mrs Cosby said Mr Steele and his team were "exploitive and corrupt" and their "primary goal is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr Cosby's life".

She also argued that the media coverage made it impossible for him to have a fair trial.

"I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district attorney and his cohorts", she continued. "If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone".

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