Bill Cosby's Wife Calls His Guilty Verdict Mob Justice

Camille Cosby has released a statement a week after her husband Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and assaulting women

Camille Cosby Compares Husband's Conviction to Lynching

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Bill Cosby's wife made her first comments since her husband was convicted of sexual assault, saying the trial was "mob justice - not real justice" - and a "tragedy", and calling for a criminal investigation into the Philadelphia prosecutor who secured the comedian's conviction. "Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so. period".

In her statement, Camille Cosby said that Andrea Constand's testimony during the trial "was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions".

"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", she added.

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".

While there haven't been any new Bill and Camille Cosby divorce rumors swirling since Bill's conviction, multiple social media users reacted to Camille's statement, opining that instead of standing by Bill, she should divorce him instead.

Read the entire statement below.

Cosby's lawyers said they would appeal the verdict.

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Judge Steven O'Neill criticized the media at a hearing on Tuesday for hounding jurors but conceded that a longstanding state Supreme Court ruling would nearly certainly force him to disclose the names.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele attacked opponent Bruce Castor in campaign ads over his decision not to charge Cosby in 2005 and announced Cosby's arrest a month after winning the November 2015 election.

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.

The press, she claimed, had demonized her husband and unquestioningly accepted his accusers' allegations "without any attendant proof".

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".

The Marian Anderson Award board announced Thursday they have rescinded Cosby's award that he received in 2010.

"How do I describe the district attorney?" "In 1955, she testified before a jury of white men in a MS 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".

Cosby has maintained his innocence and is awaiting sentencing.

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