The New York Post reports that, during a meeting on Tuesday night, Bill Cosby’s wife Camille told a group of close professional advisors that she believes her husband’s accusers consented to both drugs and sex. Camille Cosby’s words come on the heels of an Associated Press report of a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby admitted to buying Quaaludes, “with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.”
“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.
“They are making him out to be such a bad guy, a monster,” Camille allegedly said during the meeting. According to a source, Camille—who is also Bill’s business manager—strategized with lawyers and PR professionals to repair Bill’s reputation. Though that seems an unlikely scenario given the preponderance of evidence that Bill Cosby is a serial rapist. Nearly 50 women have now come forward with eerily similar accounts of drugging followed by sexual assault.
The Cosbys have been married for 51 years.
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