Wife: Cosby convicted by "mob justice, not real justice"

Lewis Collier
May 4, 2018

The first criminal trial for his 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand ended in a hung jury in 2017; his recent retrial found him guilty of all three counts of indecent aggravated assault.

Constand's lawyer bristled at the statement and asked, "why would any reputable outlet publish that?" She also compared her husband's case to that of a man who was wrongly accused of rape and called for a criminal investigation of the district attorney and his cohorts, branding them as "exploitive" and "corrupt". We, the majority of the people, must make America what it has declared itself to be....a democracy...not to be destroyed by vicious, lying, self-absorbed paradigms of evilness.

At one point during her statement, Camille Cosby said her husband's "unproven accusations evolved into lynch mobs". She also claimed "relentless demonisation" by the media against her husband had "eliminated the possibility of a fair trial".

When she has chosen to speak publicly, her words have been cutting - to the point of alienating some of her husband's allies with their venom. "Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the district attorney". 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". The trial focused on crimes against Constand, although dozens of women have come out with allegations of sexual misconduct against Cosby-five of whom testified during the trial.

Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt said he was disappointed by the verdict.

"Once again, an innocent person has been found guilty based on an unthinking, unquestioning, unconstitutional frenzy propagated by the media and allowed to play out in a supposed court of law", Camille Cosby wrote.

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Her almost 800-word statement likened her husband's ordeal to the racially charged killing of Emmett Till and called the accusations and ensuing conviction "mob justice, not real justice".

Bill Cosby reacts while being notified a verdict is in at the Montgomery County Courthouse for day fourteen of his sexual assault retrial, as the jury deliberates for the second day, on April 26, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Prosecutors opposing a request for juror names from The Associated Press and other news media outlets urged a judge on Thursday to consider a "cooling off" before they're disclosed.

Steele's office declined to comment.

But Constand's attorney, Dolores Troiani, dismissed the statement when contacted for her response. "In 1955, she testified before a jury of white men in a MS courtroom that a 14-year-old African American boy had sexually assaulted her, only to later admit several decades later in 2008 that her testimony was false", Camille Cosby wrote in the statement.

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