LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Camille Cosby, the wife of comedian Bill Cosby, yesterday defended her husband from weeks-long accusations brought by more than a dozen women alleging that the groundbreaking entertainer sexually assaulted them decades ago.
“He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend,” Camille Cosby said in the 210-word statement released by Cosby’s publicist. “He is the man you thought you knew.”
It is Camille Cosby’s first public statements since the wave of accusations began last month causing networks to shelve projects with “The Cosby Show” Star and several of his standup comedy shows getting cancelled.
Camille Cosby, who married Bill Cosby in 1964, called her husband “the man you all knew through his work” and blamed the news media for not vetting her husband’s accusers.