Camille Cosby is speaking on husband Bill Cosby’s appeal, saying that she is “very, very pleased” that her 2018 conviction may be reversed. In an interview with ABC News, Camille doubled down by comparing the “unproven” sexual assault claims against the comedian with the brutal murder of Emmett Till in 1955. He also suggested that the #MeToo movement is racist.
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that it will hear parts of Bill’s appeal. The 82-year-old actor has been behind bars for nearly two years for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. He was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison.
“My first reaction is hope, possibilities,” Camille told ABC’s Linsey Davis. “The highest court in the state … has said, ‘Wait a minute. There are some problems here. They can be considered for an appeal. “
“First of all, I don’t care what they feel,” he said.
“The #MeToo movement and movements like them have intentional ignorance related to the history of white women in particular, not all white women, but white women in particular, who from the beginning, related to the slavery of Africans, accused the Black men of sexual assault without any proof, no proof, anywhere on the face of the earth, “Camille added.
“And by ignoring that story, they’ve put a lie on itself and that is, ‘Because I’m a woman, I’m telling the truth.’ Well, history refutes that, too, and gender has never, never been equated with the truth. So they need to clean up their acts. And we are all us as women who have not participated in anything harmful: we know how women can lie, “she continued.” We know how they can do the same things as men, which some men do, because there are good men and bad men. There are good women and bad women. “
Camille defended comparing Bill’s situation to the horrible lynching of Emmett Till, 14. The teenager was killed in Mississippi for allegedly making advances to a white woman, a claim the woman admitted was false years later.
“The parallel is that the same old thing about particular white women making unproven allegations against black men: Emmett Till’s result of mutilating his body the way it was was really so profoundly horrible,” Camille said. . “I mean, there is a lack of words for that kind of hatred.”
“So it all comes down to racism?” Davis asked Camille. “Do you feel that if your husband were not a black man, these allegations would not have been made and he would not be in prison?”
“I don’t know,” Camille replied, “because some white men have … there are some who have been sent to prison. But … it’s not the same situation as the story [of] particular white women with black men. “
“We have seen them hanging from the trees,” Camille said of black men, “once they make those accusations. We have seen them imprisoned … those accusations are made and, once again, not proven. Unproven.
Camille noted that she talks to Bill on a daily basis but will not visit him.
“In terms of visiting him, no, I don’t want to see my husband in that type of environment, and he doesn’t want me to see him in that type of environment,” she said. “So we are in tune with that, but I talk to him every day.”
Camille added that Bill does not have COVID-19 and that “it’s okay.”