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05 May 2018, 02:00 | Lionel James
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"This is a homogenous group of exploitive and corrupt people, whose primary objective is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby's life", Camille Cosbywrote, referring to the largely white group of prosecutors, accusers, reporters and court staff she blamed for her husband's conviction. Since Bill was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week, Camille has now released an official statement on the matter, calling it "injustice" and comparing Bill to numerous cases throughout history where evidence establish the suspect as not guilty years later. Yet she has fiercely stood by her husband's side in the face of more than 60 women accusing him of sexual misconduct.
Camille Cosby said her husband, once a beloved actor and comedian thought of as "America's Dad" for his role in a popular 1980s TV show, was railroaded by a self-serving system that she said demanded a criminal investigation of his prosecutors.
Her almost 800-word statement likened her husband's ordeal to the racially charged killing of Emmett Till and called the accusations and ensuing conviction "mob justice, not real justice". "Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so ... period". In a statement, The Academy said the board "has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanski from its membership in accordance with the organisation's Standards of Conduct". She has long defended her husband against his multitude of accusers, previously arguing that he is the actual victim and that the encounters were consensual. Cosby's first trial ended last June with a hung jury.
Mrs Cosby compared the dozens of other women who have accused her husband to a "lynch mob" spurred on by the media's "frenzied, relentless demonisation" of him.
She said Steele and his team were "exploitive and corrupt" and that their "primary goal is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby's life".
In the case of Bill Cosby, unproven accusations evolved into lynch mobs, who publicly and privately coerced cancellations of Bill Cosby's scheduled performances; syndications of "The Cosby Show";rescissions of honorary degrees and a vindictive attempt to close an exhibition of our collection of African American art in the Smithsonian Museum of African Art.
More than 50 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual abuse that stemmed from him drugging them and then taking advantage of them while they were knocked out.
She also calls the accusers who came forward and the media that published their accounts as a "vicious, lying, self-absorbed paradigms of evilness". In it, she called for a criminal investigation into the Montgomery County district attorney's office of Kevin R. Steele and his "cohorts". "How do I describe the judge?"
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