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This is the first time Bill Cosby’s wife Camille is speaking out in regards to her husband being found guilty for sexual assault.
Camille could no longer remain silent as her husband who was once looked upon as a legend is now being dragged for accusations that she believes are false. Bill Cosby is currently on house arrest awaiting his sentencing after being found guilty by the court of law.
Camille Cosby compares his verdict to the death of Emmett Till, the 14 year-old boy who was brutally murdered and falsely accused for assaulting a white woman.
Since when are all accusers truthful? History disproves that … for example, Emmett Till’s accuser immediately comes to mind. In 1955, she testified before a jury of white men in a Mississippi courtroom that a 14-year-old African American boy had sexually assaulted her, only to later admit several decades later in 2008 that her testimony was false. A more recent example is the case of Darryl Hunt, an African American who in 1984 was wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of a white woman, only to have DNA evidence establish in 1994 that he did not commit the crime. Nonetheless he was held in prison until 2004, serving almost twenty years behind bars, until the true rapist confessed to the crimes. These are just two of many tragic instances of our justice system utterly and routinely failing to protect African Americans falsely accused in so-called courts of law and the entirely unfair court of public opinion.
Camille continues to say that unproven accusations have morphed into lynch mobs.
In the case of Bill Cosby, unproven accusations evolved into lynch mobs, who publicly and privately coerced cancellations of Bill Cosby’s scheduled performances; syndications of “The Cosby Show”; rescissions of honorary degrees and a vindictive attempt to close an exhibition of our collection of African American art in the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. Although the Smithsonian’s hierarchy did not capitulate, a disclaimer was posted on the exterior of that Museum. And all of that occurred before the trial even started.
Camille is seeking justice for her husband and wants to move forward with a criminal investigation into District Attorney Kevin Steele and his team for allegedly leading an unethical campaign.
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