*Bill Cosby‘s a lucky guy.
Wait a minute. Wait! Hold up. We know what you’re thinking. Yes, we know he’s in deep doo-doo with all sexual/rape allegations swirling around about him.
And that’s why we say he’s a lucky guy because his wife of 50 years is still down with him. Nope, she’s not going anywhere. The comedian’s wife, Camille Cosby, came to his to his defense on Monday. She said the embattled comedian was “a kind man” and questioned the honesty of the nearly two dozen women who have accused her husband of sexually assaulting them.
“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,” Camille Cosby said in a statement. “He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.”
Camille Cosby, 70, also accused media outlets of reporting the accusations before verifying them.
“There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired,” she wrote.
“We all followed the story of the article in the ‘Rolling Stone’ concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia,” Camille Cosby continued. “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.”
The 77-year-old comedian had stayed silent in light of the more than two dozen women who have come forward to accuse him of having drugged and raped them until an interview with the New York Post on Sunday.
In the interview, Cosby also addressed how Camille has weathered the allegations and ongoing public scrutiny.
“Love and the strength of womanhood,” he said. “Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love.”
Other that the comment about Camille, Cosby’s only other message – as we reported – was to the media. The black press in particular.
“Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” Cosby said.