Bill Cosby's wife still stands by his side, and even calls for criminal investigation into the district attorney that indicted him.
Bill Cosby's wife of 54 years, Camille, released a three-page statement Thursday morning saying her husband was found guilty by "mob justice," blaming the media for their "frenzied and relentless demonization of him," and was immediately scorched on Twitter for it.
It's probably a good thing for Camille that she isn't on the platform, because the vast majority of responses to her statement, which was posted on Bill Cosby's various social media pages, ranged from mean spirited to much, much worse.
"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," the statement read. "This is mob justice, not real justice. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country."
One of the points in the statement that hit hardest for many people was her comparison of Cosby's guilty verdict to the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till after a white woman alleged the 14-year old flirted with her in a store (a violation of the Jim Crow laws of the time). Till was abducted from his house by the woman's husband and half-brother, beaten, mutilated, shot and thrown in the river. Cosby was found guilty through the legal court system and awaits sentencing.
It's hardly a reasonable comparison to Bill Cosby's case, and it was one of several cases of racial injustice Camille brought up in her statement. She also lashed out at the district attorney, saying, "Bill Cosby’s defense team introduced the testimony of a witness who confirmed that the district attorney’s witness admitted that she had not been sexually assaulted, but that she could say she was and get money ... which is exactly what she did."
She then called for a criminal investigation into the D.A. and his team. "How much longer will we, the majority of the people, tolerate judicial, executive, legislative, media and corporate abuses of power? 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.
One of the jurors told "Good Morning America" that his vote to convict was a direct result of Cosby's 2005 deposition where he admitted that he had drugged women before having sex with them. Twitter was more than happy to remind Camille of that, with still others suggesting she needs to just stop. Below are some of the most passionate responses to Camille's statement.
It's not inconceivable Camille Cosby would stand by her husband. But, with such vitriol? It makes me wonder what she knew, and when she knew it now. Her husband was raping dozens of women for 40 years. He has now been convicted of one of those assaults. It's not hearsay.— Jenna (@JennaMichelle29) May 3, 2018
Camille Cosby retains her title as the Carmella Soprano of comedy.— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 3, 2018
Women like Camille Cosby are so fucking disappointing.— nicki 🤓 (@nickiknowsnada) May 3, 2018
She blames EVERYONE & EVERYTHING besides her sexual predator husband Bill Cosby who drugged & raped women for decades. SMGDH.
Camille Cosby said her husband’s guilty verdict was “mob justice” which makes sense considering he raped a mob of women.— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 3, 2018
Camille Cosby should have just sat there and ate her food.— Thickamaru Nara (@Aphrothighty) May 3, 2018
She should have ignored the verdict the same way she ignored her husband’s accusers over the last thirty years.
Camille Cosby -- there is no comparison between what your husband was convicted of doing to Andrea Constand and what happened to Emmett Till. It's a disgrace that she even had the nerve to think that much less write it. pic.twitter.com/FlKFTnDfj2— Janet Shan (@hinterlandg) May 3, 2018
Camille Cosby isn't responsible for her husband's actions, but she is responsible for her own. She knows that her husband is guilty -- he admitted to drugging women -- but still she chooses to lash out at prosecutors and blame the victims.— Kara Calavera (@KaraCalavera) May 3, 2018
Dear Camille Cosby: STFU. Thank you— @PeggyBrava™ #Resist (@PeggyBrava) May 3, 2018
I was willing to consider Camille Cosby yet another one of Bill Cosby's victims- right up until she brought up Emmit Till.— Karen H (@KarenMHJ) May 3, 2018
No, Camille: Bill is alive, unbruised, & whole. An open casket at Bill's funeral will NOT be a brave, courageous statement of defiance against hate.
So did Camille Cosby get a copy of the deposition where Bill talked about drugging women, or no?— Tia: Burrito y Churro (@_csquared) May 3, 2018
I mean, I get til death do you part and whatnot but ma'am...
Camille Cosby said her husband’s verdict was “Mob Justice” but that’s what happens when you assault enough women to form a mob.— Blake Hammond (@BigRadMachine) May 3, 2018
Y'all, we never really knew Bill or Camille Cosby. We knew public images. And IMO, she's Dr. Frankenstein and he's the monster.— Kenny BooYah! (@KwikWarren) May 3, 2018
No she is not comparing a serial rapist to Emmett Till. 😠 Camille Cosby needs to take all of the seats. All of them. pic.twitter.com/iCZvQU6E6U— Lisa Bee (@leebee4life) May 3, 2018
So Camille Cosby is also a psychopath huh— Ally Maynard (@missmayn) April 25, 2018
Dear Camille Cosby,— 𝕓𝕣𝕠𝕜𝕖𝕝𝕪𝕟𝕚𝕥𝕖 (@nuffsaidNY) May 3, 2018
This is not what Timbaland and Eve meant when they said he needs a ride or die chick.
I shuddered when I saw Camille Cosby enter that courthouse with her monster by her side. Rape enabler in a couture coat.— Deborah Beale (@MrsTad) April 27, 2018
Apparently Camille Cosby and Rudy Giuliani are having a competition over who can do the shittiest job defending a monster.— Erik Bransteen (@erikbransteen) May 3, 2018
Camille Cosby says her husband is receiving mob justice, so she may not know the meaning of that phrase.— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) May 3, 2018
He's receiving actual justice and, if anything, not enough for what he did.
Well I was wondering when professional hypocrite Camille Cosby would speak out.... https://t.co/7HjRYZHuYV— ProfB (@AntheaButler) May 3, 2018
Camille Cosby walking into hell with her predator husband. pic.twitter.com/xLRbJ4xlLu— s-s-s-sarrah (@sarrahexplorer) May 3, 2018
Someone should tell Camille Cosby that mob justice would be her husband getting lynched by vigilantes.— Jay (@JayStylus) May 3, 2018
NOT being convicted by a jury of his peers. #ThursdayThoughts
Camille Cosby comparing her scummy husband to Emmett Till is one of the most disgusting things I've ever heard. The lynching of a boy is NOT COMPARABLE to your famous husband being convicted of a crime.— Alyssa Firth (@AlyssaFirth) May 3, 2018
Camille Cosby is deluded, I guess being married to a rapist for so long dulls the senses. She needs a new tune. #COSBYDIDIT— Wilma Verge (@TEAGM7) May 3, 2018
Camille Cosby says this is mob justice.— Jesus (pronounced JESUS!) (@BigDaddyJ73) May 3, 2018
Yeah, a mob of women he raped got justice.
Camille Cosby needs to be quiet, seriously. I have no sympathy for her. She needs to have a coke and a smile and shut the f*ck up.— Brian Horace (@Dukeblogger) May 3, 2018
I don't believe for a second that Camille Cosby was clueless about her husband's sexual assault habit. Call it denial or whatever, but it's disgraceful that she's attempting to deflect the conversation to matters of race instead of acknowledging his monstrous behavior.— Ⓜike (@JasperJay40) May 3, 2018
Someone should tell Camille Cosby that a trial by jury defended by some of the top lawyers in the country is the OPPOSITE of "mob justice."— Isa-Lee Wolf (@IsaLeeWolf) May 3, 2018
To compare her convicted sex-predator husband who admitted drugging women to an innocent child beaten to death is unconscionable.
Camille Cosby sat in court and heard the recording of her husband explaining how he doped women in order for him to rape them and she still stands by him. Wake up lady! pic.twitter.com/LtI7gk0NKX— itsme (@jacqueblu66) May 3, 2018
Hey, Camille! What part of your husband's admission statement that says, "Yeah! I drugged them" do you not understand?— Ashley (@sunshinelove124) May 3, 2018
Camille Cosby really comparing Bill Cosby’s situation to Emmett Till’s? You should’ve stayed quiet and faded into the background like you’ve done all these years when your husband was doing his dirt. pic.twitter.com/uyOSmSGpjT— Kεnføʀɗ Sтᴀrɢαʀуєɴ🇬🇭 (@_FirstOfHisName) May 3, 2018
i find the existence of camille cosby almost comforting in a weird way bc she's a clear indicator that it's not always internalized misogyny or stockholm syndrome or whatever but that, as humans, women can have a full range of personalities and that includes "asshole"— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) May 3, 2018
Band on the Titanic will be played by Camille Cosby— D.J. (@Union_Sports_) May 3, 2018
Camille Cosby is kind of right. There has certainly been a whole mob of women coming forward to share their stories of being drugged and raped by her husband.— Eli K. Eldridge (@EliFromMN_DE_PA) May 3, 2018