According to a report in The New York Post, Bill Cosby’s wife accepts her husbands numerous infidelities, but doesn’t believe he slipped women sedatives in order to rape them after they passed out.
The newspaper quotes “two confidants”; of the couple who claims Camille Cosby is well aware her husband is a “serial philanderer,”; but staunchly believes that the women accusing him took the drugs and had sex with him consensually.
“Camille still doesn’t believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent,”; a “source employed by the Cosby family”; told the Post. “She’s well aware of his cheating, but she doesn’t believe that her husband is a rapist.”;
Another source, who reportedly has “done business with the Cosbys and remains close to them,”; adds that Camille 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.”;
This makes more sense when you realize that Camille is not only Bill Cosby’s wife of 50 years, but is also his business manager, and is trying to salvage his career as it crumbles to dust in the wake of the scandal.
Last week, claims the Post, Camille assembled a team of lawyers and PR experts to come up with a plan to “get back out in front of this.”
“I created him, I knew what I was getting and we’ll fix this,” one source claims she told the gathering, which allegedly took place at the couple’s Massachusetts home on Tuesday night.
“They are making him out to be such a bad guy, a monster,” Camille said, according to that source.
“People are jumping ship,”; Camille reportedly said, an apparent reference to longtime Cosby supporter Jill Scott following the actress’s admission that she now believes he’s guilty, and comic Jimmy “J.J.”; Walker, who once defended Cosby against the accusations but now calls him “the O.J. Simpson of comedy.”;
“It’s advisable that you close ranks,”; said Camille, according to the source. “That means [cut off] family, Hollywood family, friends, Hollywood friends.”;
The way Camille see things, says the source, she “stopped being embarrassed long ago”; by Bill’s cheating, but views the cavalcade of accusers as being an “invasion of privacy”; into her marriage. Her husband’s affairs, she allegedly told the assembled team, are “personal, between Bill and I.”;
The source also claims that Camille added: “You have to allow for space to let your partner do what he wants. I have done that and [Bill] has done that and there’s no jealously, no friction.”;
In fact, the source also claims that she revealed she and Bill will occasionally put their marriage through an “evaluation period”; and decide whether they should remain together. “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,”; said the source.
The Post repeatedly contacted a rep for the Cosby family, who did not return the calls.