Bill Cosby’s wife Camille blasts #MeToo movement: ‘Don’t care’ how husband’s accusers feel

Cosby's wife Camille Cosby spoke out to give her first media interview in six years, and she held nothing back when it came to what she had to say...

Yesterday, we reported that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court had agreed to hear the appeal of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby over his 2018 sexual assault conviction.

In the wake of this announcement, Cosby’s wife Camille Cosby spoke out to give her first media interview in six years, and she held nothing back when it came to what she had to say. ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis contacted Camille via telephone and asked her what her first thoughts were when she heard the court’s ruling about hearing the appeal. “My first reaction is hopefulness, possibilities,” replied Camille, 76. “The state’s highest court… has said, ‘Wait a minute. There are some problems here. They can be considered for an appeal.’ I’m very, very pleased.”

Davis later asked if Camille was worried about “blowback from the #MeToo movement and those who feel you’re on the wrong side of history.”

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“First of all, I don’t care what they feel,” Camille replied bluntly. To illustrate her second point, she quoted the 1972 James Baldwin book “No Name in the Street,” which states that “ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” Camille, who has been married to Cosby for 56 years, continued:

“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 sexual assault without any proof whatsoever, no proof, anywhere on the face of the earth.

“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 anything nefarious—we know how women can lie. We know how they can do the same things that men do —that some men do— because there are good men and bad men. There are good women and bad women.”

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Camille went on to defend her comparison to her husband’s case to that of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy who was lynched in 1955 after he was accused of whistling at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store. The white woman admitted decades later that Till didn’t actually do anything.

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“The parallel is that the same age-old thing about particular white women making accusations against black men that are unproven,” Camille said, standing by the comparison. “Emmett Till’s outcome, to mutilate his body in the way that it was, was just really so deeply horrendous. There’s a lack of words for that kind of hatefulness.”

Davis responded by asking if Camille thinks her husband is only in prison because of “racism.”

“I don’t know that, because some white men have…there are some who have been sent to prison. But…it’s not the same situation as the history [of] a particular white women with black men,” Camille replied. “We’ve seen them hanging from trees once they make those accusations. We’ve seen them being incarcerated. Those accusations are made and —once again— unproven.”

Cosby was widely beloved as “America’s dad” before over 50 women came forward to accuse him of drugging and sexually assaulting them. He is currently serving a three- to ten-year sentence for drugging and raping a woman in 2004.

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