The wife of Bill Cosby is finally speaking out despite the recent sexual assault allegations against her husband, saying in a statement that her “kind” and “funny” partner is not the person the media has painted him to be.
Camille Cosby released a statement Monday comparing Cosby’s rape allegations to a recent Rolling Stone article that detailed an alleged rape at the University of Virginia.
“The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work. He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.”
“The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue,” Mrs. Cosby said, referring to the magazine’s story. “Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband — until that story unwound.”
Mrs. Cosby ended her statement with a curious sentence that both discouraged victim-shaming, but questioned the victim:
“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?”
Interesting. Her comments come as yet another woman came forward with her story, saying she woke up to Cosby sucking her toes in 2008.
Chloe Goins detailed her experience in an interview with the Daily Mail:
‘I came to and remember seeing this big man crouched over me. It was Bill Cosby and he was at my feet, kind of licking and kissing them and I think he bit my toe as that’s what woke me up.
‘I kind of thank God for that because that’s what woke me up and I came to.
‘I was shocked, I said, ‘hey, what’s going on’, he didn’t really say anything, didn’t explain anything or give a reason.
‘He jumped up, pulled his pants back up quickly and left. He had seen that I was alert and bolted out of there, I was left in the room by myself.’
Goins said she is sure Cosby had been licking her breasts and groping her body as well.
She said: ‘I remember waking up and feeling moist all over, like he had been licking all over me. He wasn’t on my breasts when I woke, but I could feel, you know, the saliva on them and that he’d been licking on me.
‘I felt embarrassed, it was a gross, icky feeling, I felt very violated and humiliated.
Read the rest of Mrs. Cosby’s statement on her “wonderful husband” below.