Camille Cosby is defending her husband, Bill Cosby, after the comedian was found guilty on sexual assault charges.
Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 after more than half a dozen women testified that the comedian drugged and raped them.
Following the verdict, Cosby reportedly lashed out at District Attorney Kevin Steele after the DA requested that Cosby’s bail be revoked.
Now, Cosby’s wife, Camille is coming after the DA and his team, calling them “exploitive and corrupt people.” NPR reports that a new three-page statement from Camille equates Cosby’s conviction to Emmett Till’s lynching.
In the document, Camille Cosby says, “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. This is mob justice, not real justice. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country.”
Back in 2014, when allegations first surfaced, Camille broke her silence by comparing her husband’s situation to the Rolling Stone University of Virginia campus assault story, “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. There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral.”
She added at the time, “We all followed the story of the article in the ‘Rolling Stone’ concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia. The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband–until that story unwound. None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked — who is the victim?”
In her new statement, she continues, “I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district attorney and his cohorts. 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. If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone.”
Found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, Cosby now faces up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine for each count.