Bill Cosby's wife is speaking out for the first time since the actor was found guilty of sexual assault. Camille Cosby, who has been married to Bill Cosby for 54 years, refuses to believe her husband is guilty.
In the statement, which was released on May 3, Cosby criticized the media and compared her husband's case to the infamous lynching of Emmett Till. She also called for a criminal investigation in the district attorney's office that prosecuted the case against Cosby.
Camille declared that in this case "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."
One week ago, Bill Cosby, who was once considered the lovable father in the iconic sitcom "The Cosby Show," was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault against one of his accusers, Andrea Constand.
She continued her comparison to the Emmet Till case. Till was a 14-year-old black boy who was kidnapped and lynched by white men in 1955. He was falsely accused of whistling at a white woman.
She compared Cosby's many accusers to the woman in the Till case who claimed he whistled at her and clasped her waist, speaking to her vulgarly. That woman later confessed to a historian last year that the claims were not true.
"Since when are all accusers truthful? History disproves that...," asked Camille.
"This is a homogeneous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life," Camille Cosby, 74, added. "If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone."
Cosby was found guilty on three charges of aggravated indecent assault. He faces a maximum 10-year sentence on each. His lawyers plan to appeal. In the meantime, the comedian is on house arrest while he awaits sentencing.
In her extensive three page statement, Camille Cosby said she believes Constand's testimony "during trial was perjured; as was shown at trial, it was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions."
She continued, "Moreover, Bill Cosby’s defense team introduced the testimony of a witness who confirmed that the district attorney’s witness admitted that she had not been sexually assaulted, but that she could say she was and get money," Camille Cosby wrote, "which is exactly what she did."
Camille Cosby closed her statement by thanking "the witnesses who courageously came forward at trial to testify as to the truth, as well as those witnesses who would have done so but for the judge preventing them from testifying."
"Someday the truth will prevail, it always does," she concluded.