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Bill Cosby's Wife Suggests MeToo Movement Is Racist

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By    |   Monday, 29 June 2020 12:45 PM

Bill Cosby's wife is suggesting that the #MeToo movement is driven by racism, in her first major media interview in six years.

Camille Cosby made the comments during an interview with ABC News. Her 82-year-old husband recently won the right to appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

"The #MeToo movement and movements like them have intentional ignorance pertaining to the history of particular white women — not all white women — but particular white women, who have from the very beginning, pertaining to the enslavement of African people, accused black males of sexual assault without any proof whatsoever, no proof, anywhere on the face of the Earth," Camille said.

She pointed to the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black teen from Chicago who was accused of flirting with a white woman, as a comparison.

"The parallel is that the same age-old thing about particular white women making accusations against black men that are unproven — Emmett Till’s outcome, to mutilate his body in the way that it was, was just really so deeply horrendous," Camille said. "I mean — there’s a lack of words for that kind of hatefulness. But see, years ago, I interviewed the survivors from the Tulsa, Oklahoma riots in 1921," she continued.

"And that was another case of a [white] female making a sexual assault claim against a black male, which we all know if we know about Tulsa, Oklahoma."

Commenting on the court's decision to review two aspects of Cosby's case, Camille said she was "very pleased."

"My first reaction is hopefulness, possibilities. The state's highest court … has said, 'Wait a minute. There are some problems here. They can be considered for an appeal,'" she said. "I'm very, very pleased."

Cosby has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He is serving a 3- to 10-year sentence but now the Supreme Court has agreed to review aspects of the case including the judge's decision to let prosecutors call five other accusers to testify about long-ago encounters with the once-powerful actor and comedian.

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Bill Cosby's wife is suggesting that the #Metoo movement is driven by racism, in her first major media interview in six years. Camille Cosby made the comments during an interview with ABC News. Her 82-year-old husband recently won the right to appeal his 2018 sexual assault...
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