After weeks of silence since the sex allegations against Bill Cosby surfaced, Camille Cosby released a statement to CBS News in support of her husband of 50 years Bill Cosby. She is standing by her man, read below:
“I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were marred in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work,” she said. “He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband and, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.”
“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,” she wrote in her statement, adding that “there appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stores are published or aired.”
“There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. 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 proven untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that to stories about my husband — until that story unwound. None of us would ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked – who is the victim?”
This statement comes after Bill Cosby told a reporter for The New York Post “the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism” in regards to the sex allegations. More than 20 women have made allegations against him.