Bill Cosby’s furious wife Camille is ‘livid and humiliated’ by the disgraced comedian’s actions, a source has revealed.
Cosby’s wife of more than 50 years was notably absent when the 78-year-old stumbled into a Pennsylvania court to face sexual assault charges on Wednesday.
She had dismissed the initial claims of sexual abuse against Cosby, but as the number of alleged victims continued to grow, Camille was ‘sickened’, a source close to the family told the New York Post.
Bill Cosby’s furious wife Camille (pictured together in November last year) will no longer stand by the disgraced comedian’s side after the humiliation she has suffered, a source has revealed
‘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 said, according to another person close to the Cosby family.
The 71-year-old was reportedly well aware of her husband’s infidelities but only demanded that he be discreet so as not to embarrass her.
‘But she has been thoroughly humiliated and believe me, her anger isn’t directed at the women. Bill has humiliated her.’
The pair remain married, which the source claimed is because Camille does not wish to testify against her husband – not because she wishes to protect him, but ‘because it’s so humiliating’.
Cosby’s wife of more than 50 years was notably absent when the 78-year-old (pictured) stumbled into a Pennsylvania court to face sexual assault charges on Wednesday
Cosby walked with a cane and stumbled as he was helped into the Montgomery County District Court in Philadelphia for his arraignment this week
However, this week, she learned that she must testify in a civil case against the entertainer filed by seven women who said he defamed them, court documents said.
A federal magistrate judge in Massachusetts rejected arguments by Cosby’s wife, who also has been his business manager, that the deposition would represent an ‘undue burden’.
U.S. Magistrate Judge David Hennessy rejected arguments by Camille Cosby that she lacked any first-hand knowledge of the events at issue – and that the court should protect her from ‘unnecessary harassment’ by limiting the scope of the subpoena.
In his 12-page decision, Hennessey said Camille Cosby failed to prove that she and her husband were protected by the state’s marital disqualification law.
Lawyers for Bill Cosby plan to appeal Hennessy’s ruling, according to the New York Times.
The deposition is scheduled for next Wednesday, a week after Cosby was charged in the only criminal case brought against the actor, who has been accused by more than 50 women of sexually abusing them in incidents dating back decades.
He is free on $1 million bail, and his lawyer has said the entertainer is not guilty and will not consider a plea bargain.
Cosby, who exemplified the model family man in his long-running hit television series ‘The Cosby Show’, was charged with aggravated indecent assault.
Cosby (left) was charged with aggravated indecent assault. The charge stems from accusations by Andrea Constand (right) who says Cosby assaulted her at his home in the Philadelphia in 2004
Camille (pictured with Cosby during a 2014 interview) had initially dismissed claims of sexual abuse, but became ‘sickened’ as the list of alleged victims grew, a source said
If found guilty, Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
The charge stems from accusations by Andrea Constand, 44, a former basketball team manager at Temple University in Philadelphia, Cosby’s alma mater.
Constand says the television legend assaulted her at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Cheltenham in 2004.
She settled a civil case against Cosby for an undisclosed sum in 2006.
The Massachusetts civil lawsuit against Cosby was filed in December 2014 by Tamara Green, later joined by six other women.
They contend that Cosby sexually assaulted or abused them, that each publicly accused Cosby, and he responded by calling the women liars, thus defaming them, court documents said.
Cosby has filed a counter suit against the women, accusing them of making false allegations for financial gain.