Another accuser has come forward with an allegation of rape against Bill Cosby. While formal charges have not been filed, the image of the man who touted pudding pops and brought us the Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids show has been forever changed. Despite the growing number of sexual assault accusations, there is one woman who has remained steadfast and loyal to Bill Cosby: Camille Cosby, his wife of 50 years.
Camille Cosby released a statement in support of her husband on Monday, December 15. [Source: Yahoo Celebrity]
“I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were married in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work,” she begins. “He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.”
Camille continues, “A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass. There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral.”
Camille married Bill Cosby when she was 19, despite the objections of her mother. They had met on a blind date while Camille was attending the University of Maryland. She dropped out during her sophomore year of college to get married and eventually bore five children. Erika Ranee, Erinn Chalene, Ensa Camille, Evin Harrah, and Ennis William. Camille returned to college after her children had grown. She earned her Master’s and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts.
Camille is not just Bill Cosby’s wife. She is also his business manager. She worked as an Executive Producer for several of his projects and was integral in the development of The Cosby Show. Camille had her own projects including being a co-producer for the Tony Award nominated play, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years. [Source: Wikipedia]
As reported by the New York Daily News, McKee stated that “Cosby ambushed her out of the blue one night after she decided to extend her stay around a Detroit gig so she could visit family. Cosby was in town too and invited her to a party on a boat, “she said.
“He was a buddy. He knew I was Sammy’s girl,” she said about accepting the invitation.
McKee, now 65, said Cosby asked her to get some ribs from local hotspot Checker Bar-B-Q and then pick him up at his hotel.
“I remember I walked in the door, and he had a robe and cap on. He took the ribs from my hands and just grabbed me,” McKee said of Cosby. “He spun me around, pulled my panties down, and just took it. We were still standing at the door when he attacked me,” she told the New York Daily News. “It was so fast and so shocking and so unbelievable,” she said.
Today, the number of accusers who have come forward are close to two dozen. However, Camille goes on in her statement to compare coverage of her husband to the Rolling Stone University of Virginia rape story.
“We all followed the story of the article in Rolling Stone concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia. The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue,” she says. “Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband — until that story unwound. None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim,” she concludes. “But the question should be asked — who is the victim?”[Source: Yahoo Celebrity]
McKee said she’d like to see Cosby sit for a lie-detector test. She also called it “embarrassing” that Cosby’s wife of 50 years, Camille, released a statement suggesting her husband was the “victim.”
“I knew (Camille). We’d been to dinner, all of us, many times,” McKee said. “This is not a stupid woman. She has her head buried in the sand.”
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