Bill Cosby’s wife Camille is calling for a criminal probe into the Philadelphia-area prosecutors who helped convict her husband of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
She claims the case that could put the disgraced 80-year-old comedian in prison for the rest of his life was “mob justice, not real justice” and a “tragedy.”
- Her written three-page statement is the first time Camille has broken her silence since the jury found Bill, her husband of 54 years, guilty.
- She said, in part: “I am publicly asking for a criminal investigation of that district attorney and his cohorts. This is a homogeneous group of exploitative and corrupt people, whose primary purpose is to advance themselves professionally and economically at the expense of Mr. Cosby’s life. If they can do this to Mr. Cosby, they can do so to anyone.”
- Camille also stated that accuser Andrea Constand, who testified that Bill drugged and molested her at his home in 2004 was “dishonest” and that her testimony was “riddled” with “contradictions.”
- Andrea was one of more than 50 women who claimed Bill drugged and assaulted her. Her case was the only one that could be tried in court due to statute of limitations.
- A sentencing date has yet to be set in the case. Camille’s statement comes as colleges and universities around the country strip him of his honorary degrees.
BILL COSBY AND ROMAN POLANSKI EJECTED FROM ACADEMY
- Meanwhile, Cosby and Roman Polanski were ousted from The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Thursday.
- "The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy's values of respect for human dignity," a statement from the Academy read.
- Polanski fled the U.S. in 1978 after being charged with the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl. He won the Oscar in 2003 for his work on The Pianist.