Camille Cosby, the wife of Bill Cosby, is still standing by the comedian, even after Cosby admitted to hiding his behavior with other women. In the deposition, Bill Cosby said that he obtained Quaaludes to offer them up to women he wanted to have sex with.
Cosby said that he offered the women drugs as “the same as a person would say, ‘Have a drink.’ ” When asked whether or not these women resisted him while on the drug, Cosby replied, “I don’t know.” Of the 40 women that have come forward, none of them said that they knew they were being drugged or consented to any sexual relationship with Cosby.
Despite all of this coming to light, Cosby’s wife is still defending the comedian. According to People, a source told the outlet that not much has changed in their marriage since the 10-year-old deposition was revealed.
In 2014, when allegations resurfaced, Camille Cosby put out a statement that made it clear that she was standing by her husband.
“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.”
Although Camille can’t be held accountable for Bill’s alleged actions, she has been on the opposite end of criticism due to her thoughts on these allegations. Camille has gone on to imply that Bill is the victim, and not the women that are coming forward.
“None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked – who is the victim?” She also went on to say that the victims consented to both the drugs and sex.
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Camille said that he, “is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and wonderful husband, father and friend.”
This isn’t the first scandal that the Cosbys have been through. In 1996, Bill admitted to having an affair with Shawn Upshaw. In a 2000 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Camille explained how she stayed with him despite his revelation.
“You cleanse yourself of all of that baggage, and you look at each other and determine whether the relationship is worth salvaging, whether you really love each other and want to be together.”
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