Camille Cosby, who has been married to Bill Cosby for 50 years, issued a statement in defense of her husband.
In her statement, Cosby made reference to the now discredited Rolling Stone story about the gang rape that purportedly took place at a fraternity at the University of Virginia:
We all followed the story of the article in the Rolling Stone concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia. The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband — until that story unwound.
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?
Given the amount of piling on that has taken place over the past couple of months, I’m not sure if this statement will do very much. But if Camille Cosby becomes a visible and vocal advocate for her husband over the next couple of months and if some of his accusers are shown to have been less than honest then perhaps Bill Cosby’s reputation might recover. But even if that comes to pass, the recovery will never be complete.