Bill Cosby’s wife still stands by his side, and even calls for criminal investigation into the district attorney that indicted him.
Bill Cosby’s wife of 54 years, Camille, released a three-page statement Thursday morning saying her husband was found guilty by "mob justice," blaming the media for their "frenzied and relentless demonization of him," and was immediately scorched on Twitter for it.
It’s probably a good thing for Camille that she isn’t on the platform, because the vast majority of responses to her statement, which was posted on Bill Cosby’s various social media pages, ranged from mean spirited to much, much worse.
"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," the statement read. "This is mob justice, not real justice. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country."
One of the points in the statement that hit hardest for many people was her comparison of Cosby’s guilty verdict to the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till after a white woman alleged the 14-year old flirted with her in a store (a violation of the Jim Crow laws of the time). Till was abducted from his house by the woman’s husband and half-brother, beaten, mutilated, shot and thrown in the river. Cosby was found guilty through the legal court system and awaits sentencing.
It’s hardly a reasonable comparison to Bill Cosby’s case, and it was one of several cases of racial injustice Camille brought up in her statement. She also lashed out at the district attorney, saying, "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 … which is exactly what she did."
She then called for a criminal investigation into the D.A. and his team. "How much longer will we, the majority of the people, tolerate judicial, executive, legislative, media and corporate abuses of power? 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.
One of the jurors told "Good Morning America" that his vote to convict was a direct result of Cosby’s 2005 deposition where he admitted that he had drugged women before having sex with them. Twitter was more than happy to remind Camille of that, with still others suggesting she needs to just stop. Below are some of the most passionate responses to Camille’s statement.
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