Bill Cosby's wife Camille defends comedian: 'He is the man you thought you knew'

Camille Cosby praises her ‘wonderful husband’ amid sexual assault claims

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Camille Cosby has defended her husband against numerous sexual assault allegations made against him.

The comedian has denied all claims.

“The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work,” she said.

“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.”

She adds that she doesn’t recognise the man portrayed through the various allegations and through the media. Mrs Cosby has been married to the comedian for 50 years.

“A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months,” she said in a statement. “It is the portrait of a man I do not know.

“It is also the portrait painted by individuals and organisations whom many in the media have given a pass.”

She related her husband’s treatment to Rolling Stone’s recent controversial article about a rape at the University of Virginia which later proved to be false.

“The story was heart-breaking but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue,” she said. “Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband.”

“None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking the victim. But the question should be asked - who is the victim?”

Cosby recently praised his wife for her “love and strength” amid the many sexual assault allegations to have been made over the past few months.