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Camille Cosby Blames Husband’s Guilty Verdict on “Mob Justice,” Racism

Camille Cosby is standing by her man.

No matter how many women he almost definitely raped.

One of those women is named Andrea Constand, and Bill Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated sexual assault against her late last month.

He faces a decade in prison as a result of the verdict.

The outcome came about 10 months after Cosby’s original trial ended with a deadlocked jury, amid numerous other allegations of sexual assault against Cosby.

Overall, approximately 60 women have accused the comedian of drugging them and taking advantage of them.

But Camille Cosby isn’t having it.

She has released a stunning, lengthy statement that defends her husband and blames a combination of racism and media biased for his guilty verdict.

“‘We the people’ are the first three words of our nation’s Constitution, but who were those people in 1787?” began Cosby in her three-page statement, which was released Thursday morning by spokesman Andrew Wyatt.

To what is Camille referring here?

The color of the skin of our Founding Fathers and how African-Americans have essentially not been giving a fair deal ever since this nation was founded.

Continues the 74-year old:

“Now enters an American citizen, Bill Cosby.

“The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which guarantee due process and equal protection, and thereby eliminated the possibility of a fair trial and unbiased jury.”

Yeah.

Wow, huh? There’s a lot to take in there.

“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,” she also says.

“Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period. And the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the protections of the First Amendment.

“Are the media now the people’s judges and juries?”

No, of course.

In this case, an actual judge and actual jury decided Bill Cosby’s fate.

Camille is arguing, however, that their decision-making was influenced by the many articles written over the past several months regarding accusations against her husband.

And she doesn’t believe any of the alleged victims.

“Since when are all accusers truthful?” Camille asks, referencing Constand and adding:

“I firmly believe her recent testimony during trial was perjured; as was shown at trial, it was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions.”

In her statement, Camille likened her husband to martyred Emmett Till and other black men falsely accused of rape by white women:

“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.”

She wants to see a “criminal investigation” opened into the actions of the “district attorney and his cohorts,” who she labels as exploitive and corrupt.

“Someday the truth will prevail,” concluded Camille. “It always does.”

Constand’s lawyer, Dolores Troiani, issued a brief response Thursday morning.

She said the truth has already prevailed and, smartly, left it at that:

“Twelve honorable people – a jury of Cosby’s peers – have spoken. There is nothing more that needs to be said.”

Bill Cosby has said nothing publicly since he was convicted on April 26.

He will be sentenced at some point in the next two to three months.

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Billy Cosby: GUILTY of Sexual Assault!

Bill Cosby’s jury deadlocked in 2017, and a retrial was scheduled for the fall and later pushed to the spring of 2018.

In the mean time, Cosby joked about the sexual assault accusations that over 60 women have issued against him.

But Cosby isn’t joking, now. The jury has come back and found the disgraced actor guilty.

On Thursday afternoon, Cosby’s attorneys announced that the jury had reached a guilty verdict.

Then the news broke that the jury of 7 men and 5 women had found Cosby guilty for his 2004 drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand.

Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of indecent assault.

He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison per charge, though experts consider that it’s likely that he’ll serve those years concurrently.

Nonetheless, this is a tremendous victory for the dozens of women who have come forward with damning accusations against him.

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This was an uphill battle for Constand and for prosecutors.

Sex crimes crimes are notoriously difficult to successfully prosecute, and celebrities can famously rely upon star power.

Even with knowledge of the accusations against Cosby being almost universal and even after 12 days of testimony, Cosby’s jury took their time with deliberations.

On Wednesday, they even asked the judge for the state’s definition of “consent.”

The judge informed them that the state of Pennsylvania does not have a legal definition for the term, and that they should use their best judgment.

As it turns out, they did.

Billy Cosby has been accused by dozens of women of drugging them and then sexually assaulting them.

In the case of Andrea Constand, he is accused of having drugged her and then molested her.

Jurors at his first trial listened to Cosby describe women in a resoundingly creepy manner, but while that might be considered as evidence, it’s not the same as proof.

Other evidence presented included Andrea Constand’s initial statements after the fact, her testimony in court, and (despite Cosby’s legal team’s efforts to exclude them), the testimonies from some of his other alleged victims.

Cosby’s team’s legal strategy involved painting Constand as a lying opportunist who, they say, turned a consensual hookup into a fabricated assault in order to achieve fame and wealth.

In reality, most women who come forward with accusations against powerful men face stigma and shaming.

In fact, as the prosecution pointed out, this kind of treatment against Constand is part of why so many women are reluctant to come forward in the first place.

Cosby recently made light of the accusations against him at an unannounced appearance at a club that people nonetheless came to witness.

Afterwards, he was asked if he thought that the #MeToo movement and the growing cultural awareness of the sex monsters who use fame and money to silence their victims would impact his retrial.

Cosby shrugged, making an “I don’t know” face.

Perhaps the 80-year-old truly didn’t know. No one was certain.

But a jury deadlocked last summer and another jury convicted this spring.

One cannot help but wonder if increased awareness of the terrible actions of famous men played some role as they used their best judgment to reach a verdict.

It is entirely possible that Cosby, giving his age and ailing health, will die in prison.

Many would say that it’s no less than he deserves, given that his crimes against Constand barely scratch the surface of the accusations against him.

We hope that this comes as a source of comfort and vindication for his accusers.

And we hope that this comes as a wake-up call to people who refuse to believe that the funny man who appeared on Jell-O commercials could be the monster they’ve heard described.

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