The 74-year-old wife of Bill Cosby released a statement on Thursday in regard to her husbands guilty verdict. The verdict stemmed from a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand, an employee at his alma mater, Temple University. He is now facing a 30-year prison sentence.
In a statement on Facebook, Camille alleged that the odds were against the comedian before the three-week case began. Saying her husband is a victim on mob justice.
See statement below:
Bill Cosby sexual assault trial found the comedian guilty of all three counts.
Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004. The 80 years old Comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count.
The case is the first celebrity sexual assault trial since the MeToo movement began last fall, and as such, it represents a test of how the cultural movement will translate into a courtroom arena.
Although dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, only Constand’s allegations resulted in criminal charges. Constand was a former employee with Temple University women’s basketball team. She testified that Cosby, a powerful trustee at Temple, drugged her and sexually assaulted her when she visited his home to ask for career advice.