Camille Cosby sees Bill as a ‘philanderer’ & thinks all his victims ‘consented’

Camille Cosby

Camille Cosby has previously defended her husband, Bill, against overwhelming evidence that he’s a rapist. In fact she called Bill “the victim.” Bill’s word means more to her than 40+ women who’ve come forward with strikingly similar stories of being drugged and raped. Now that we know Bill made a sworn admission of drugging women for sex, Camille still stands by him because the deposition’s release “barely fazed” her. She met with some PR peeps, and advised them to “get back out in front of this.” Camille reportedly held a meeting at her home and claimed that all these women gave “consent” to taking drugs and letting Bill do what he wanted:

Bill Cosby’s wife knows her husband is a serial philanderer, but believes his scores of accusers consented to drugs and sex, two confidants of the couple say.

“Camille still doesn’t believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent,” said a source employed by the Cosby family. “She’s well aware of his cheating, but she doesn’t believe that her husband is a rapist.”

Mrs. Cosby is “a proud, dignified but stubborn woman. You can say that she’s standing by her husband, but really, the more people stand against him, the more she perceives it as an affront to her and all that she’s done to make him a star,” said another source who’s done business with the Cosbys and remains close to them.

“I created him, I knew what I was getting and we’ll fix this. They are making him out to be such a bad guy, a monster,” Camille said, according to the source. “People are jumping ship,” she added in an apparent reference to actress Jill Scott, who now says she’s sorry for her staunch support of Cosby, and comedian Jimmy Walker, another onetime defender who now calls America’s Dad the “O.J. Simpson of comedy.”

She “stopped being embarrassed long ago” by her husband’s affairs, the family source said, but cannot tolerate the “invasion of privacy.” The infidelities were “personal, between Bill and I,” she’s told her circle, the source said.

According to the family source, Camille confided, “You have to allow for space to let your partner do what he wants. I have done that and [Bill] has done that and there’s no jealously, no friction.”

[From Page Six]

If Camille honestly believes what she is saying, her delusions run deep. She’s really the only one still defending Bill besides Whoopi Goldberg, who is also deluded. Camille sees this story primarily as an invasion of privacy. She acts like Bill’s victims have nothing to do with what she views as a couple’s issue. Seriously. Camille thinks these women were like, “Sure, Bill. Go ahead and drug me!”

Camille Cosby

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  1. Loopy says:

    poor woman,she is so brain washed.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      It’s a defense mechanism. Keeps her safe from her abuser. Classic coping mechanism for living with and dealing with an individual with extreme unchecked narcissistic personality disorder.

      • ysodum says:

        That’s also what they said about Karla Homolka. As it turns out, women can be sociopaths too.

      • kiran says:

        something sinister about that header photo — the body language — he has an aggressive stance (and hiding behind dark glasses)

      • nic says:

        Agree with ysodum… she’s a sociopath.

      • Snowflake says:

        Or she’s a cold hearted b who doesn’t care what he does to anyone as long as she gets to ride the gravy train of money and fame.

      • LadyoftheLoch says:

        Agree with all of the above comments. The woman is in complete denial. Whether because she is psychologically damaged through years of systemic abuse, or because she is a cold-hearted sociopath right along with her spouse, the fact that she seems unable to acknowledge or even comprehend how wrong all of this is, is absolutely chilling.

      • Lurker says:

        I agree with kiran. BC began showing a very angry, dark side in the years after his son was murdered. He started wearing the dark glasses, seemed to intentionally not smile — even at events, and generally appeared unpleasant and rude. For me, that’s when the facade came down. I haven’t liked him since. (To be very clear, I’m not talking about a grieving period when a change in behavior would be expected; I’m talking about a fundamental change in his persona that has lasted years and years.) Also, I went to HS with one of his accusers, and it is well-known that she came from an extremely abusive household, making her a prime target for a predator.

      • joan says:

        Re: the photo w/his “aggressive stance”, he’s always been preachy and kind of hostile in interviews. I’ve heard him for years be touchy and grouchy, but it was easy to chalk it up to aging.

        It fits that he likes to drug women so he feels TOTAL CONTROL.

    • Pinky says:

      Sounds to me as though she also credits herself for making him as big as he became. If in fact she was his business manager, then she really does feel threatened by this “take down,” as it’s her legacy too and all her hard work, sweat, toil, sacrifice, down the tube. So if she wants to take credit for making him, then have at it. Camille, you created a monster.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah, I think it’s way more personal for her than we previously thought.

        I go back and forth with her…is she really a victim or is she a willing participant?

      • Christin says:

        It does sound like this is more of a business partnership in her mind. Just from these tidbits, she sounds ego driven and far from empathetic.

        ‘I knew what I was getting’* is a very interesting statement. So she knew from the beginning what he was like.

        * if she said nothing like this, where are the denials?

      • Sabrine says:

        Cosby’s wife is well aware of what she’s married to but she doesn’t want to rock the boat. Her life is comfortable and secure the way it is and she doesn’t want to change it in any way. He probably treats her pretty decently because he’s always put the wife into a separate category from the women he drugged and raped. The wife is the mother of his children and the provider of his well being. As for her, she’s on her little pedestal, in her little niche and that’s just the way she likes it.

      • nic says:

        Sabrine nailed it!

      • Megan says:

        Camille needs to ask herself if she crossed the line from enabler to accomplice.

      • Carol says:

        @Sabrine and @Megan – I agree. I can only imagine how tough it must be for Camille to accept that her husband’s “infidelities” were not consensual. That would be tough on anyone especially after having kids, losing a child, and going through life together. And then facing a reality in which she herself may have enabled her husband to continue to sexually accost many women against their will… EEK! How do you reconcile that with also being a mother of daughters? What kind of stories do you have to tell yourself?

      • Liberty says:

        She’s his manager, and thus, a participant. She also, I assume, lives on the money he brings in, So, she apparently has chosen to excuse it, to keep the gravy flowing

        Nothing like victim-shaming to show true character. I guess as long as it’s no one she knows? As for sterling motherhood, we’ve seen enough examples of poorly done or monetary mothering for the sake of greed, haven’t we? This is possibly one more.

      • Christin says:

        This is probably a minor point, and may be completely made up as part of his routine, but here goes. A co-worker attended his one-man show months before this scandal erupted.

        The co-worker talked about a memorable exchange BC supposedly witnessed between his wife and their daughter, who was being quite defiant. BC claimed his wife gave the daughter a clever and firm verbal response that shut down the daughter.

        He painted his wife as far from a wilting wallflower. However, she could be completely different with him, or this could have been made up for his little show. Who knows.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Ugh. Some of you make it sound like this is all news to Camille, like she didn’t know until now. Stop it! She knew. She always knew. She just plain didn’t care because she likes the gravy train and the lifestyle. As long as she was not victimized, she was okay with it. She absolutely knew what he was all about – way before any of us did. She enabled, she was an accomplice, and now, she’s trying desperately to clean up the mess for his and her sake. She is smart, hep and not one to be tricked. I don’t beleive there was ever a point where she didn’t know what he was up to, but it’s easy for people like her to turn the other cheek and ignore it because she is a sociopath herself and I do beleive that. Wholeheartedly!

    • Sarah says:

      I don’t think she’s brainwashed at all. Look at what she said: “I created him.” She’s his manager. His partner in every sense of the word. She’s trying to protect her investment. She looks at it as HER reputation as well as his (as she should because I think this reflects poorly on Camille as well as Bill). She knew he was a douche but didn’t care as long as the business was safe. Now, the business isn’t safe and she’s fighting back. I do NOT see her as brainwashed “victim” of Cosby. She’s an active partner in this nightmare.

      • Olenna says:

        ITA. One of his victims even said she was present at their home when the victim was being set up for a drugging. Camille left the room as if on cue.

      • The Original G says:

        Yes. And, as his business manager, she’s been there for all the civil lawsuits settlements. She’s been an enabler in more than one way, here.

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      Oops, I mean to post this in the column below,


      I couldn’t have said it better myself. She should be ashamed. To add insult to injury, as a woman, to condone what her husband did to other women, is unconscionable.

      I feel no pity for her, and for her to say that all of these women were willing participants, is despicable. I wonder if she would say the same the thing if man did this to one of her daughters??

  2. Colleen says:

    She’s despicable. She doesn’t even care about the pig she married. He’s just her gravy train. Both of these people need taken down; the sooner the better.

    • aemish says:


    • tracking says:

      +2 yes, my first thought was “now I despise her too.”

    • kibbles says:

      This alleged comment from Camille says it all: “I created him, I knew what I was getting and we’ll fix this.”

      She knew what she was getting and she didn’t care. She “stopped being embarrassed long ago” by her husband’s affairs. This woman no longer has any shame because she gave up her soul decades ago to make her husband a very wealthy star ay any cost. She is not innocent in this. I would not even say she is brainwashed; sick and disturbed maybe, but not brainwashed. She knows her husband is a lying, cheating bastard, but all that matters to her is protecting the legacy that she has built by covering up his many crimes. I remember one of the victims who was raped in Cosby’s house even said that Camille and an associate quietly left and went to bed so Cosby could do his thing. She knew everything.

      • Crumpet says:

        To be factual, this is coming from a “source” not actually from Camille. So I don’t think taking it running with it in this way serves much purpose.

        The fact is, he has admitted to doing what he did and she has stuck by him. Why that is, we don’t know and may never know. She could be as much his victim as all the others were.

      • kibbles says:

        I added the word “alleged” to make it clear it is from a “source” and not straight from Camille herself.

        Maybe she has been a victim of Cosby’s abuse. Maybe she was even raped during the marriage. That we will never know although it’s my guess that he didn’t. He probably holds the classic Madonna/whore mindset which places his wife on a pedestal while thinking the women he raped were of no human value.

        In no way was Camille a victim in the same way as the women her husband raped. She had a choice any time during the last 50 years to leave. She has a choice today to leave or to simply remain silent. Instead, she has likely been playing a large hand in trying to ruin these women’s reputations all for the sake of legacy and money. She is no better than her husband.

      • Crumpet says:

        But Kibbles, why say ‘this says it all’ when it was alleged? I guess that is what confuses me about your position.

        I want to be careful not to blame victims here. Bill is the one who committed the atrocities, not her. If she stood by maybe it’s because she didn’t understand that she had any power in this relationship. He has likely been every bit as abusive and manipulative to her as he has been to every other woman his entire life.

      • Tracy says:

        Totally agree.

    • minx says:

      This is very disturbing. She obviously loves not only the money, but the prestige, all the accolades that they received as a couple for their charitable donations. All that is gone now. Their names are being removed from everything.
      She doesn’t seem to care about the victims, only her role as a beloved philanthropist.
      Everything in her life is turning to ash. Well, she’ll have her children and the money that they still have, which is probably considerable. But now It doesn’t matter that she turned blind eye to his behavior–she knows that the rest of the world hates him.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I’ve always said the most important thing to her was being Mrs. Cosby. More important than having a faithful husband or doing the right thing by his victims…I don’t believe for a minute that she doesn’t know in her heart that 40 women who had consensual sex don’t come suddenly forward and call it rape.

      • kibbles says:

        Even if a married man slept with 40 women who consented to having sex with him…doesn’t that make him a total dog? Someone whom no woman would want to share a bed with as husband and wife? I’m disgusted and also deeply embarrassed for Camille. Even if she has managed to delude herself into thinking these women had consensual sex, does the fact that her husband slept with 40+ women not bother her at all??

      • JenniferJustice says:

        I agree with all you’ve all said. She was in it for the money from the start. She is a business woman and this was all business to her. These women who’ve made allegations against BC have now become her enemy because they threaten her business. She seems to believe that donating to charities makes her a generous person and thereby cancels out any misdeeds.

        I especially cringe at her justifying BC’s supposed mere infidelity as “giving him space”. No, dear, that’s a healthy philosophy regarding relationships as it pertains to work, career, friends, hobbies – not screwing around and making a mockery of his wedding vows. We all give our spouses space, but they don’t get space to cheat. They get space to maintain individuality and identity. It’s not at all the same.

        And, no, I don’t think his cheating as she puts it, really bothered her. She wasn’t in it for a happy healthy normal marriage. She was in it for the big bucks and whatever she had to sacrifice, so be it. She seriously sold her soul. Hope it was worth it.

  3. Sayrah says:

    She seriously believes the women agreed to taking drugs in their drinks and they were all willing participants?

    • denisemich says:

      Maybe sex with him is so bad she thinks women take drugs to have it.

    • aemish says:

      Moreover, she is completely okay with 40 years of infidelity drugs/no drugs notwithstanding?

    • PhenomenalWoman says:

      I understood what she was saying to be that they willingly took drugs (he provided them with the drugs and they took them). Thus, there was “consent” because if you passed out and got sexually assaulted as a result of the drug YOU agreed to take, that’s on you. It’s still warped and wrong, since a woman cannot consent to sex if she’s out of her minds on drugs, but I never got the sense that she understood/realized (or wanted to, for that matter), that Bill slipped the drugs into these women’s drinks, without them knowing in some cases.

  4. Courtney says:

    There’s no doubt in my mind that she is also a victim in this situation and has been with Cosby for years. Something called “stockholm syndrome” comes to mind. Even so, I hope that the 40+ victims are being given support and are relieved (as relieved as one could feel in that position) after his admission tape went viral.

    • Kiddo says:

      I think the same. Or she said this to a ‘friend’ to save face, but might be having very different thoughts alone. Unless she really does buy into the money and stature as the worth of a human.

    • Crumpet says:

      To anyone who is interested in where the term ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ came from, this article does a good job of filling in the blanks. It also illustrates how it creates incredibly powerful bonds between those with power and those without.

    • Carmen says:

      On the one hand I feel sorry that anybody can be so deluded. On the other, I just want to haul off and slap some sense into her. Either way, I’ve lost any respect for her I ever had.

  5. Snazzy says:

    I just don’t understand… I guess the money must be really important to her

  6. Yeses says:

    I blame her as much as I blame him, he committed the crimes, she stood by and watched, maybe because she is delusional, maybe it was the “He can do whatever he wants, I have the ring and the last name” or maybe she is just a dumba$$….the perpetrator of the crimes is definitely the worst, but the enabler standing by quietly, letting it happen, without stopping it is just as much at fault.

    • Kitten says:

      “but the enabler standing by quietly, letting it happen, without stopping it is just as much at fault. ”

      Yeah that’s the part that’s really hard for me to get past, victim or not.

      If the statute of limitations hadn’t passed, I wonder if we would get more info about her level of participation or at least benign acceptance of her husband’s transgressions.
      Legally, would she be held at least partially accountable if they could prove that she knew what was happening?

      • noway says:

        If the statute of limitations hadn’t passed, I doubt very much that Camille would be held responsible at all, maybe if she actually witnessed a rape and someone else could prove she saw it or she admitted it, even then though doubtful.

        My problem with all this even slightly blaming of the wife is you take some of the blame away from the criminal. Plus, it isn’t far from everyone in show biz knew about this why should any women go anywhere with Bill Cosby its the victims fault, or people in the industry who knew it’s their fault, when really it is just his fault and his crime.

        If she knew anything should she have morally said something or turned him in yes, and she will have to live with that. It is possible though, especially with the number or women and his reputation in the industry, that he was very charming and a lot of people including Camille just didn’t believe it was possible.

    • BNA FN says:

      If I’m not mistaken I believe a couple/few of his victims did say she was in the house so they felt safe being there with him. Little did they knew she was enabling him to commit crimes against these women. I have no sympathy for her. I belive she knew for a long time that he was having sex without consent from these women.

      Anyone remember about 15-20 years ago there was a big scandal with him having a child with a woman, he denied it was his child but he would pay for her education. I can’t remember too much but I believe the woman was convicted for blackmailing him even though she was just trying to get him to support his child. BC is th lowest of the low. Years ago those women did not stand a chance against him in or out of court, he was to powerful.

  7. Sirsnarksalot says:

    If he was broke she would have been gone long ago. She looked the other way on his “infidelity” because she had a very comfortable life. Of course she’s not going to acknowledge that any of this was rape. When properly motivated $$$$ people can get themselves to believe anything.

    • poppy says:

      you’re correct that she’s all about the money.
      she’s irritated now because she can’t publicly justify her narrative that she’s a good person and he’s not a serial rapist because of FACTS. her struggle privately will become increasingly difficult.
      she worked hard for decades creating an image for them both publicly and privately that is unraveling.
      how soul crushing for her that she chose to permanently look the other way -she’ll only be left with money (that will be be depleted by civil suits) but NO dignity and no legacy.

  8. als says:

    When your world comes crashing down it takes a lot of guts to accept this and go with it. This lady obviously does not have the courage needed so she is taking the easier route – deny everything.

  9. Pinky says:

    There’s a reason why everything they’ve done and everything in Cosby’s honor is named in BOTH their honors: They were a partnership. She probably caught him cheating long ago (they did almost split up nearly 40 years ago until they came to an ‘understanding’), and in order to keep her by his side with at least one eye turned blind, he agreed to share every accolade with her. He got ‘game,’ she got glory.

    In that sense, she probably never did witness or have evidence of any raping, though she was well aware of his predilection for extramaritalcurricular activities. Bottom line, she didn’t want to know and denial has set in like rigor mortis. See/hear/speak no evil and all that j̶i̶ jazz.

    • Kitten says:

      lol @ your last sentence.

      Yeah this sounds very plausible to me.

    • Crumpet says:

      Once again, I think Pinky has nailed it.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I don’t. She knew he was drugging women to rape them and she was complicit. I don’t need evidence or he admission. Her actions speak louder than words. She was there for at least one, and I suspect – many more, where she left once the victim was drugged and it was time for her to leave so he could have his way with them. She may not have seen the act in progress, but she knew what he was doing and left when “it was time.” She knew but the victims were not as important as being rich and glorified.

  10. Debbie says:

    I see camielle Cosby as delusional

  11. LAK says:

    Translation: she’s not going to lose her status as Mrs Bill Cosby and all that comes with that.

    And in her mind, Bill Cosby is a star.

    I’ll wager that she’s not brainwashed, she knows what and who Bill Cosby is, BUT !!she won’t let the star be tarnished or pulled down no matter what.

    That’s her deal.

    It matters not what else comes out about him.

    Her response to the current revelations reminds me of Hilary Clinton’s response to what she termed Bill’s Bimbo explosion. Completely blamed the women and scorch earthed them.

    Obviously Bill Clinton wasn’t a rapist or even an accused rapist, but they both picked women who will put up with anything as long as their marriage of convenience on which their power and wealth is based is not threatened. They will do everything to keep the marriage going because of the rewards.

    • roses says:

      Plus she’s his manager and has been for decades now so she knew.

    • doofus says:

      I agree with you…it’s a “I’m already too deep to pull out of it” kind of situation…

      ….but the thing is, he’s a FALLEN star…that star is already tarnished and will be forever, so all she’s holding onto is a bucket of sh*t. he’ll never have the glory or respect that he once did. the ironic thing is that she’d be MUCH better off distancing herself from him rather than grasping onto the last little bit of…whatever it is she thinks she still has.

      • LAK says:


        …..but she’s old school. Doesn’t see beyond Mrs Bill Cosby status. If the money is still flowing, and she (they) surrounded by yes men telling them the world is against them, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Etal, she’ll never see that he is tarnished.

        At least Bill Cosby has been confronted by the public at his concerts, she’s probably not moving outside her comfortable bubble, by choice.

      • lucy2 says:

        That’s what I don’t get. What is she holding onto? His career, his reputation, his “legacy”, all of it is destroyed (and rightfully so). Is it just pure ego that keeps the 2 of them pushing this? I don’t get it. I truly don’t understand all the complexities of whatever is going on in her head, and am thankful I don’t, that must be an awful place to be.

        I don’t recall a single victim who said they took drugs willingly with him. I think everyone who has spoken publicly has said he laced a drink. She will never admit or believe it though, but I’m glad everyone else knows the truth.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        No different than murderers or any other criminal who goes to the grave never admitted and still adamantly denying. We all know they’re guilty – no question and yet they will not admit to wrong doing. I don’t know why they do that, but it’s common.

  12. embertine says:

    This idea that even if the women had taken drugs voluntarily (which it is clear many if not most of them did not) that means they consented to anything that happened afterwards is baffling to me.

    I went out last weekend with my best friend. At one point she bought me a drink (a fruity thing in a whole coconut, since you ask). I voluntarily took an intoxicant drug from her. Does that mean it would have been totally fine if she had sexually assaulted me? Ridiculous.

    • doofus says:

      this is a point I made last week…even if EVERY SINGLE one of those women took the drugs willingly (and let’s face it, that’s crap…), once they became incapacitated, they are NOT ABLE to give consent,

      sex without informed consent is rape.

      • Luca76 says:


      • embertine says:

        Exactly, that actually makes it WORSE.

      • Kitten says:

        Yup. Exactly, Doofus.

      • tracking says:


      • Amy Tennant says:

        WE understand this. Is it possible that she does not? I would say she is from a different era, but she lives in this era now. It doesn’t seem plausible she would not understand that intoxicant =/= consent. I think she’s in deep denial, possibly privately but definitely publicly. I don’t put her on the same level as Cosby, but close. She chose to look the other way for so long, and she is still doing it.

        And WTH with all these women defending Cosby? Whoopi and Phylicia (although have we heard from her since the information came out about his deposition?) and Camille?

        It just breaks my heart that women thought they were safe in his house because his wife was there. I would have thought that too.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        That’s what bothers me most too. She didn’t even attempt to protect any victims she might have been able to. She was too busy protecting the “business”. Frankly, I think she abhors him. He is simply a means to an end – a perpetual end at this point, but I beleive that to her – BC is a money machine and she likes money. That is all.

    • noway says:

      This is all true, but during the time quaaludes were big 70’s-80’s people did take them to loosen up and lose inhibition. Depending on the amount it made you relaxed not necessarily comatose. Yes some women did take them to loosen up for sex.

      Still if that many women said they didn’t know they were taking it, you would think she would at least second think the whole situation. I didn’t quite get this from the article, but is she actually speaking with the press about this in particular or is it through “inside sources and friends.” Either way, she needs to shut up. I can’t think of a thing she could say that would make this any better.

    • Izzy says:

      Right?! That’s the thing – unless they clearly stated that yes, they were OK with being drugged and then having sex, then it was rape, because once they’re drugged, they are legally incapable of giving consent. Ugh.

      Someone upthread mentioned Karla Homolka. That person is correct. Though the crimes here aren’t murder, they’re heinous, and Bill and Camille Cosby and a sociopathic duet.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        When Bill Cosby tried to drug and rape Carla Ferigno, it was all a set-up. Carla was suppose to be on a double date with the man who actually picked her up in a limo and took her to Cosby’s to pick up both he and Camille. They all four went to dinner and then came to the Cosby home. Carla and Bill were playing pool when Cosby gave her a drugged drink. Carla noticed her ‘date’ was gone and was feeling woozy, and then Camille left the room. She asked Bill why Camille left w/out saying goodbye and he said she was tired. Then he tried to rape her. She fought him off with Cosby mad as hell. She fled the home and was susequently taken home by the ‘driver’ who was at first suppose to be her date. She said she realized he was Cosby’s “procurer” and yes, Camille was in on it. That’s all I need because there’s no way Carla was the only one who knew Camille was aware and aiding. Carla is simply the only one whose come forward so far with Camille’s presence during the beginning or part of the assault. I’m sure there are more who know Camille was an accomplice.

  13. capepopsie says:

    She is still in denial. Hopefully, she will Wake up eventually.
    But it will be extremely painfull for her, when she does.
    She is possibly seeing all of this as criticism of her too, so
    of course she will be defending.

  14. Blue says:

    I feel sorry for camille and cosby’s kids because of the awful legacy he has left them with, the truth hurts. Camille has been with Cosby 40 plus years so I can understand why she would be denial about the allegations. I hope one day she can accept the awful truth about her husband.

  15. Talie says:

    Behind most men like this are women willing to cover it all up

  16. Everyone says:

    Wow. I don’t even know what to say other than denial is a powerful thing. Nobody wants to think their husband is a serial rapist, but come on….blaming the victims for volunteering to be drugged?! Then saying his cheating is their own couples issues?!?! It’s not a matter of him stepping out on her….it’s the drugging, life ruining rape that he did against SO many women over the span of decades!!! Open your eyes lady.

  17. MrsBPitt says:

    It sounds like they had an open marriage. I couldn’t do it, but if that worked for them, then good for them. However, when you have this many women coming forward screaming rape, and a deposition, in which, Cosby ADMITS to drugging women to have sex with them, then it’s time Camille faces the fact that her husband is one sick perv! They have four daughters! How would she feel if some man drugged and raped her daughters…And it creeps me out, how she is always smiling, as if nothing is wrong….

    • PhenomenalWoman says:

      I am not a Cosby apologist, but he never “said” he drugged the women; he “admitted” that he got quaaludes to give to women to have sex with him. It was the attorney for the other side who made the statement; Cosby answered “yes.” For most of us in the real world, it’s enough to understand what he did; in the legal world, that is not an admission of rape. It could be taken to mean (as his wife is claiming) that he gave the pretty girls drugs and, in exchange, they had sex with him.

      Again, not a Cosby apologist, but there are fine points in the law. Cosby knows what he did and all these women know what he did, but no one could corner him into an out and out admission, which is probably why he never got charged.

  18. Lara K says:

    I honestly can’t decide if she is a victim or complicit in the whole thing…
    Too often victims of long-term abuse protect their abuser and so are lumped in with him and never get the help they need. And it’s not surprising because what she is saying is sickening.

    But if she is a victim, what she is saying is coming from a place of sickness. Like when the Duggar sisters defend Josh. Just in that case we knew they were victimized whereas here it’s not clear.

    I hope if she is a victim that someone close to her gets her the help she needs.

  19. DanaG says:

    Oh yeah she is delusional and the money would be helping her do that. She is an idiot if she thinks any of these women even knew about him drugging their drink then having unconsentual sex with them. Wonder what would happen if he got arrested and sent to prison? As a women she should be appalled by his behaviour if it was somebody else would she feel this way? I hope the women get justice he needs to pay.

  20. NewWester says:

    Have any of their children made any statements in support of Bill? I still believe that if Lisa Bonet ever makes a statement it will be explosive.

  21. HK9 says:

    Welp, I guess this is the reasoning that helps her sleep at night. Good luck to her, she’s going to need it.

  22. noway says:

    In fairness to Camille, and it was the 60’s -80s mostly for the attacks. Unfortunately, I think there were some people who took quaaludes to loosen their inhibitions, especially in that time period. This was probably a lot more common, especially in Hollywood, than people would like to think. I can see if you really wanted to believe he didn’t attack these women, you could think he got them recreationally like a lot of people then. Still, with the amount of women, you have to be in deep denial not to second think the idea at least. Decades of putting your efforts into your husband’s success though would put you predisposed to wanting to believe he isn’t a monster.

    • jwoolman says:

      She’s hardly the first woman to look the other way concerning her husband’s one-night stands as long as he came home to her and supported her and her children. Back in the day, divorce wasn’t as common or as easy as it is now. It sounds as though they did come to an understanding on such matters after a difficult patch in their marriage. I don’t think she’s at all unusual for her time, and I wouldn’t expect her to change now at her age. That’s just how it was often handled. Sometimes they would basically be separated in the same house with no formal proceedings. Today with no-fault divorce so simple and more opportunities for women and almost no stigma attached to divorce, they are more likely to go file for divorce. But not back then. Of course she’s going to support him now. It is extremely unrealistic to expect otherwise, but that doesn’t make her evil.

      Nothing she has allegedly said indicates that she knew he was drugging and raping the women. She very well could believe it was consensual, because she was never there to see otherwise. And yes, she considers herself as a partner in his success. That doesn’t mean she was a partner in his crimes.

      It’s really sad that the fallout affects so many other people besides Bill and the women he assaulted. All the work done by other actors on his shows is now tainted and I imagine residuals are scarce after all this. His wife and children are also affected, plus many others.

  23. K says:

    She could be a money-obsessed witch, sure. She could also be incapable of accepting that she has spent her life with a monster, and will believe whatever convoluted insanity allows her to pretend she’s not wasted her life on him. That he isn’t who he truly is.

    I hope it’s the first, because I don’t want that creature to have any more victims. Sadly, I suspect the second is more probable.

  24. danielle says:

    Dear, would u like to take a drug and be unconscious while I have sex with you? Wow bill, that sounds so sexy!…..seriously, she thinks this is what happened?!?

  25. aquarius64 says:

    That was a smart statement. Camille just made sure this mess stays in the news. Now people are going to ask “what did Camille know and when did she know it?” on these individual women.

    • Kiddo says:

      Not really. She didn’t release a statement. This is via unnamed ‘confidantes’.

  26. Luca76 says:

    i think she comes from an old school mentality and basically thinks that she’s somehow better than all of his victims because she’s the wife and they are more respectable because of all their charity work etc. I think she has a 1950s view of sex-like the fact that some of these women might have consented if he hadn’t drugged them means they deserved what they got.

    Honestly I’m going to guess ( though there’s no way of knowing) that he never abused her in that way because it seems like he targeted women who he could smear as being promiscuous and weaker.

    Also I remember reading Beverly Johnsons account and it seemed clear that Camille had some knowledge of what went on and could care less.

    • EN says:

      It is possible. It is the 19th century view, where wives thought themselves better that mistresses because they had legal status and mistresses didn’t. So, the mistresses were sinners destined for hell while wives were angels. Even though in some cases it was the mistress who a man wanted to be with but couldn’t divorce as it wasn’t allowed.

  27. NGBoston says:

    No, Camille Cosby, just NOOOOOO!

    I’ve lost my respect for her long ago. Huge Thumbs Down…and is anyone really shocked??? This was predictable.

  28. Mira says:

    She’s been with this man for over fifty years, of course she’s going to stand by him. He’s probably the closest person to her in the world. She loves and trusts him. Of course she’ll believe him over strangers, she’ll be loyal to him against the world, he is her whole life and at that point love becomes unconditional.

    I feel very sorry for her and I don’t judge her. It’s unfair to expect her to throw away her entire life and her husband at her age to please the opinions of strangers.

    • EN says:

      She doesn’t love or trust him. She knew he cheated on her, She stayed for the money and position.
      And now she doesn’t like how it all looks from the outside, so she is in denial.
      There could’ve been love in the beginning but at some point it turned into a business deal and a marriage of convenience.

    • Goodname says:

      +1 Mira

      I have no love lost for Bill Cosby, but I have a hard time vilifying Camille for his bad deeds – just as I can’t vilify Laura Bush for her husband’s war. Yes these women accept the role of public partners to these famous men, but that doesn’t automatically give them the agency, power or respect to control or change these men’s actions.

      They are often faced with the unenviable choice between compromising their beliefs or ruining the lives of not just the men they love but their children as well. I know that we all wish they would come down on the side of justice- but I don’t think we can say that it’s as simple as being greedy or not caring about things other than money.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I don’t think anybody expects Camille to throw it all away to appease the opinions of strangers. We expect her to throw it all away because her husband is an admitted serial drugger and rapist. We expect her to throw it all away for the sake of his victims. It’s no longer about opinions. He admitted in court testimony what his purpose for keeping his qualudes was and she was there at the court when he said it years ago. We may be just now finding out for sure what his intentions were, but she knew way back then if not earlier – which I beleive she knew all along, but shut her eyes and sang a happy song to block it out – all because she likes the money and stature.

  29. Kiddo says:

    The denial is strong with this one.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Agree. Denial is the codependent’s drug, and she’s clearly hooked. Just like Jerry Sandusky’s wife.

    • Kiddo says:

      Hey, that was not my COMMENT. I’m the usual kiddo. Is mimif back?

  30. Syko says:

    She is of my generation, we were probably raised similarly. “The husband is the head of the family.” “The husband makes the decisions.” “A good wife supports her man, no matter what he does.” But the difference is, some of us grew and evolved as society evolved, and we are not the same people now. Camille is. She’s stuck in that 50s mindset, after all, it’s worked for her. She has anything she could possibly want. It would be very hard for her to give all that up (although, financially, she’d probably not have to rely on her social security checks). I can understand her not wanting to start over at her age. She’s tired.

    But her blaming the victims is reprehensible. Compassion is something we all learn and develop as we grow and grow older, and apparently she’s missed out on that. Not to mention the sheer stupidity of it…her husband supposedly had “consensual” unprotected sex with 50 or more other women, and she’s okay with that? Terrible risk for her, if she’s still intimate with him.

    She should have just kept her mouth shut.

  31. Tara says:

    She is delusional. That or she knows it is true and just doesn’t want to believe it. Shame on Whoopi Goldberg too. You never try to protect a rapist.

  32. EN says:

    She was on the gravy train. She didn’t want to know.

  33. funcakes says:

    I’m so sick of people seeing this trick as a victim. Her moves are as calculated as his. She’s trying to protect her kingdom plain and simple.

    I shiver to think what these two taught their daughters.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Shivering too at the thought of what else they’ve done to protect the business that we don’t know about. If one is complicit to serial drugging and raping, what else are the capable of doing for the sake of success and money?

  34. kri says:

    “I created him, I knew what I was getting”. Oh my god. She knew. She knew the whole time. And she did NOTHING to stop her “creation” from assaulting lord knows how many women/girls. Good luck with your karma, Camille. It’s going to be as bad as your husband’s.

  35. Ratchetosity says:

    She is a delusional bitch and I see her as a VICTIMIZER as much as if she dropped those pills in those drinks right there with him

  36. db says:

    Camille cannot accept the reality of her situation and the man she’s shared her life with, since she was a teenager. I’m not psychologist and I refuse to bash her. She’s got her own issues.

  37. WTF says:

    I know I’ll probably get crucified for this, but I feel sorry for her. She’s been with him since she was a teenager. She’s in her 70’s. Can any of you imagine getting to the end of your life and then finding out that your partner was/is a monster?
    I am inclined to believe that she didn’t know about the assaults. I think she knew about the infidelity and a lot of women (especially of that era) make the decision to stay through infidelity. I don’t understand it, but I don’t condemn it either.
    I just feel sad for her.

    • hmmm says:

      if this were so, she didn’t have to stand up for him, defend him. She could have kept quiet.

    • EN says:

      She didn’t just find out now. She knew exactly what was going on. Some of the rapes happened in her house with her there.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      No, I can’t imagine coming to the end of my life and realizing the man I’ve been with since I was a teenager is a monster – but those aren’t her circumstances. You’re still focusing on her not knowing. I say she did know and so knowingly spent her life with a monster and helped him. No sympathy here, in fact I wish she could be sued in civil court separate from Bill for her part in aiding and abetting -because she did. She helped him in his assaults on Carla Ferigno and another lady whose name I forget. I just went back and read all the timeline of allegations. The assault on Carla Ferigno (where Camille was there and helped) was in 1967. She’s known for 50+ years what he is and if she was already complicit in 67, chances are she knew way before that. I also counted the number of allegations that happened in his home – staggering. At least a dozen happened in his home. Bitch knew!

  38. Carmen says:

    Somehow I don’t think this was what Tammy Wynette had in mind.

  39. hmmm says:

    Wow, a sociopathic tag team. Wonderful. It explains a lot. I’m surprised she didn’t lure young women for him.

  40. Pard says:

    Many many years ago there was a half hour variety show on TV called Playboy After Dark.
    Hosted by Hugh Hefner. I enjoyed watching it. I saw Harry Nilsson and comedians on it.
    I also saw Bill Cosby walk through, as well as other male celebrities. This was 69-70. It’s available on DVD. I have always been a huge fan of Bill’s. I remember thinking; well, that’s up to Camille if she wants to put up with Bill cheating on her. I personally would not do so, but many women do.
    I am still a fan of Cos and always will be. I believe those women- all of them hooked up with Bill and thought Bill was going to “help them with their careers or they hoped to be the next Mrs. Cosby.” But, of course, Bill was just looking to get laid. I believe these women were very happy to bad mouth Bill when their plans fell through. They were all paid by the press for their stories. Camille stands by Cos and I am sure they love each other. So, no Whoopi is not alone at all.
    I do not disrespect other people who have a different opinion than mine so I hope people don’t disrespect mine.

    • rose says:

      I’m glad that the evil has been exposed.
      RAPE is what we are talking about — and HIDING RAPE is in itself evil.

      If one of the Cosbys or if Whoopi Goldberg had been RAPED — they would see things a whole lot differently because — once you yourself go thru it — sex is never the same.

      I find it despicable that the Cosbys and Whoopi Goldberg try and talk the whole thing away as if all he did was pick his nose in public.

    • Jessiebes says:

      These women were drugged and then raped.

      This isn’t my opinion. These are facts.

    • cheryl says:

      I’m a bit puzzled by your perspective that each woman was happy to badmouth Bill afterward and they were each paid by the press. I don’t recall decades of women coming forward gladly and publicly badmouthing Bill. My impression is most of these woman were kept silent by shame intimidation and humiliation plus lack of coherent memory after the druggings. If this were so, wouldn’t we all know a lot more of this story way before the statute of limitations had passed?

  41. nicca says:

    Maybe Camille needs a quaalude to sleep with him so she thinks everyone else does. I know, I would need one, probably two.

  42. Mark says:

    She is still in love with him, despite having cheated on her with countless women.

  43. Jeanette says:

    Has anyone watched the Donahue interview with the daughter that was raped by Mike Tyson? I would have jumped ship then.

    She has done a great disservice to her daughter by standing by this pig.