Camille Cosby has been largely seen as another unfortunate victim of her husband since as many as 40 different women said they had an unwanted sexual encounter with the comedian.
While she has stayed largely silent and out of the public eye, a new report from the New York Post suggests that she may be on the verge of losing any goodwill the public has given her.
That’s because a source that reportedly works for the family has issued some pretty damning comments, a report from the Post said.
“‘Camille still doesn’t believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent,’ said a source employed by the Cosby family. ‘She’s well aware of his cheating, but she doesn’t believe that her husband is a rapist.'”
“Mrs. Cosby is ‘a proud, dignified but stubborn woman. You can say that she’s standing by her husband, but really, the more people stand against him, the more she perceives it as an affront to her and all that she’s done to make him a star,’ said another source who’s done business with the Cosbys and remains close to them.'”
Of course, this being the Post, and the fact that the sources went unnamed, means that you can’t take any of it for fact just yet. However, it does highlight a key dilemma in society.
At what point does someone go from being a victim of their loved one’s actions to being an accomplice?
Already, the Cosbys are starting to lose goodwill among former supporters like Jill Scott and Jimmy Walker. The latter, who once supported the family, went on record as calling Bill Cosby the “O.J. Simpson of comedy,” the Post reports.
If Camille Cosby sincerely believes her husband is innocent, that’s almost understandable. She has been with him for most of her life and sees a side of him that the rest of the world never will.
But at the same time, it’s important to look at the facts of the reports against him. There are more than 40 women now, many of whom claim they were raped.
All tell eerily similar stories.
Cosby himself admitted that he sought Quaalude prescriptions and knowingly gave women the drugs with the intent of having sex with them.
The his word vs. their word dynamic is tipping much less in his favor than when this story initially picked up steam at a Hannibal Buress concert. And if reports about what Camille Cosby said are true, she could be poised to go down with Bill’s sinking ship.
But what do you think, readers? If Camille Cosby really believes these women were drugged consensually, does it tarnish any sympathy you might have had for her? Sound off in the comments section.
[Image of Camille Cosby via Huffington Post]