Bill Cosby’s wife wants to set the record straight: her husband may be a serial cheater, but he's no rapist. According to Page Six, two confidants of the couple claim that Camille Cosby believes the forty-plus women to accuse the sitcom icon of drugging and raping them consented to taking drugs and having sex with her husband.
Last week’s bombshell that Cosby admitted during a deposition that he procured drugs with the intent to give them to women he hoped to sleep with "barely fazed" Mrs. Cosby, the sources say.
“Camille still doesn’t believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent,” says one employee of 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.
The Cosbys have been married for over 50 years, but Camille is also her husband's business manager. According to the paper, Mrs. Cosby held a crisis meeting with advisers, lawyers and PR specialists and demanded that the team “get back out in front of this."
“I created him, I knew what I was getting and we’ll fix this,” she reportedly told the gathering at a meeting on Tuesday night. “They are making him out to be such a bad guy, a monster.” Camille “stopped being embarrassed long ago” by her husband’s affairs, the family source said, but cannot tolerate the “invasion of privacy.”
Camille is also apparently worried that “people are jumping ship,” as Jill Scott, Jimmie "JJ" Walker and Stacey Dash rescinded their support of the fallen icon in the past week. His advisors, meanwhile, are encouraging Cosby to be the one to sever ties. “It’s advisable that you close ranks. That means [cut off] family, Hollywood family, friends, Hollywood friends,” the star was told, according to the business partner.
Camille Cosby remains on Bill’s side, despite his constant cheating.
But wait, there's more. The source says somehow Oprah Winfrey is involved in the Cosbys' marriage, sometimes counseling Camille during her "evaluation periods" of their relationship. “She even once talked to Oprah Winfrey about cleansing herself of baggage every now and again and how it always seems to lead her back to staying with Bill,” the family source said.
According to Page Six, Cosby family representative did not return calls for comment.
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