May 3 (UPI) — Camille Cosby expressed frustration Thursday with her husband’s conviction on sex assault charges, and asked for a criminal probe of the prosecutor in the case.
Comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty last week on three counts of sexual assault against Andrea Constand, a former women’s basketball team manager at his alma mater, Temple University.
Still, Camille Cosby, on Thursday accused Constand of “a falsified account” and the prosecutor of being influenced by news media obsessed with the scandal.
“Three criminal charges, promised during an unethical campaign for the district attorney’s office, were filed against my husband…all based on what I believe to be a falsified account by the newly elected district attorney’s key witness,” she said in a statement. “I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district attorney and his cohorts. This is a homogeneous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life. If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone.”
She also compared her husband’s treatment to historic injustices against black men — like Emmett Till, who was brutally killed decades ago at age 14 after false claims of sexual assault.
“Emmett Till’s accuser immediately comes to mind,” she said. “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.”
It continued: “We, the majority of the people, must make America what it has declared itself to be….a democracy…not to be destroyed by vicious, lying, self-absorbed paradigms of evilness … 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. This is mob justice, not real justice. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country.”
Camille Cosby has stood by her husband’s side for years with more than 60 women accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.