Amid rumors and speculation that she and embattled comedian Bill Cosby might divorce after he was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault late last month, Camille Cosby issued a statement on Thursday, affirming her support for her husband of 54 years, and likening his accusers to a lynch mob that caused his performances to be canceled and several honorary degrees to be rescinded.
A report from E! News quoted several passages from Camille Cosby's statement, where she suggested that her husband was found guilty "because the media and accusers said so." Aside from using the term "lynch mob" and "mob justice" to refer to the actions taken against Bill Cosby in the aftermath of his conviction, she also called Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele and his team of prosecutors a "homogenous group of exploitative and corrupt people," singling out Steele for allegedly being named to his position in 2015 via an "unethical campaign."
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. One user called Camille an "enabler" who should also be sentenced, further accusing her of being "purposefully unaware" of her husband's alleged behavior. Another referred to Camille as an "a**hole" for going after Bill Cosby's alleged victims, and covering for a man who stands as her "meal ticket."