Bill Cosby’s daughter, Evin Cosby, released a statement Tuesday in support of her father, who has faced mounting sexual assault allegations from several women over the past month.
“He is the FATHER you thought you knew,” Evin Cosby told Access Hollywood in an exclusive statement. “The Cosby Show was my today’s [sic] tv reality show. Thank you. That’s all I would like to say:)”
On Monday, Cosby took to her Facebook page to release several other statements in support of her father:
“Drugged- you can remember the whole damn day but you were drugged? Just sayin. Memory- you can remember you looked at (allegedly) each other, people were starring allegedly remembering your home address allegedly the name you called him allegedly But you were allegedly drugged,” Cosby wrote in her post.
Cosby followed up that post an hour later with this one:
Rape is a serious allegation and it is suppose to be taken VERY seriously but so is Falsely accusing someone. When someone rapes a person they go to prison. THAT should also happen to the person that has wrongfully accused an innocent victim.They are not ONLY destroying innocent people’s life they are ALSO making it hard for the MEN and Women to find justice when they have been raped.
On December 10, Cosby posted to Facebook to express her gratitude for those who have supported her father through the allegations:
I would like to thank EVERYONE that has been sharing, voicing and putting their beautiful positive energy out there for me and my family. There will always be jealous, vengeful and crazy people out there to break anyone down. Everyday we wake up and appreciate the love and support from everyone. There’s more positive in life then we think. It’s the BS that can be overwhelming. We keep fighting each day. The challenges in life can only make us stronger. The ones that are angry can’t live as easy as the ones that can love, RESPECT and not to find the easy way out by making FALSE accusations. It’s a shame how some people sit behind the computer waiting for bad things to happen to someone. Isn’t it easier to be happy? And to want the best for someone that has done such great things in life? It could be a friend, a family or a pet…. Just be HAPPY! It’s waaaaay easier. Thank you again!
Cosby’s wife, Camille, issued her own statement Monday, calling the depiction of her husband in the media “the portrait of a man I do not know.”
“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 wrote. “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.”