Camille Cosby has been ordered to give a deposition for one of the lawsuits against her husband Bill Cosby, and that may have been the straw that breaks the camel's back after more than fifty years of marriage. A source close to the couple tells Page Six that Camille has finally had enough of her husband's humiliating shenanigans and is done trying to protect him.
“My husband doesn’t deserve jail, but he does deserve every bit of the hell he’s going through now even though he is still pretending that this hell doesn’t exist,” Camille confided, according to a family source who’s been close to the Cosbys for more than two decades. The source reiterates that Camille has known about her husband's infidelities for years and only insisted that her husband be discreet and not shame her.
Clearly, Bill couldn't even grant her that. “She has been thoroughly humiliated and believe me, her anger isn’t directed at the women,” the source said. “Bill has humiliated her, and the affairs he’s had have gotten out of hand and this [criminal charge] is him reaping what he’s sown.”
The source adds that while Camille, who also serves as her husband's business manager, initially told their lawyers to "get out in front of this" when the first few accusations rolled in, she's now "sickened" by the magnitude of the scandal. “She’s been fighting giving a deposition, but that’s not because she wants to keep protecting Bill, it’s because it’s so humiliating,” the family source said.
“She’s still married to Bill because of all of the court stuff and now the criminal stuff,” the source adds. “She knows that you can’t force a wife to testify against her husband and she doesn’t want any part of this at all.”
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