Bill Cosby & Wife Camille Slam His ‘Grossly Immoral’ Trial Judge
Bill Cosby and his wife Camille issued a joint statement calling out Judge Steven O'Neill for being "grossly immoral" and painting the comedian as a "brutal, black buck." O'Neill recently defended his decisions during Cosby's trial that earned this scathing response from the couple.
Just when we thought we wouldn’t hear from Bill Cosby again as he serves time in prison, the actor calls out the judge who sentenced him with the help of his wife, Camille Cosby.
O'NEILL'S STATEMENT THAT PROMPTED THE COUPLE TO CLAP BACK
Pennsylvania Judge Steven O’Neill recently defended his decision to allow five accusers not involved in Cosby’s criminal case to testify. The move became the turning point in the comedian’s trial that led to his conviction for sexual assault.
Bill Cosby is led out of the courtroom in handcuffs after being sentenced to 3-10 years for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand. “It is time for justice,” Judge Steven O’Neill said. "You claimed her silence was consent. That is not the law." https://t.co/kWSV7yC2VP pic.twitter.com/IskTFNDxao— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 25, 2018
In his brief submitted on Tuesday, he claimed Cosby had a “signature” pattern in all his crimes. Allowing the five accusers to testify helped establish the “chilling similarities,” he reasoned.
Camille accused him [O'Neill] of turning her husband into “one of the most insidious stereotypes of African American men…the brutal, black buck.”
Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in prison in September as a result of that trial. His wife, Camille has always expressed disdain against O’Neill who has now retaliated with a new attack against the judge.
ON O'NEILL'S "GROSSLY IMMORAL TACTICS"
In response to O’Neill’s statements, Camille accused him of turning her husband into “one of the most insidious stereotypes of African American men…the brutal, black buck.” She adds that he did this “despite having zero proof.”
"She’s [Camille's] not afraid of this unethical judge, nor am I afraid of O’Neill’s grossly immoral tactics."
Likewise, Cosby supported his wife’s statements by adding, “I stand firmly with my wife on the foundation of solidarity and truth.” He further says in the joint statement that his wife is “not afraid of this unethical judge, nor am I afraid of O’Neill’s grossly immoral tactics.”
His message ended with encouraging words for Camille.
“Keep fighting...Dear...I Love You Very, Very Much.”
ON O'NEILL'S RACIST VIEWS
Cosby, who’s now serving time at Pennsylvania’s maximum-security prison, SCI Phoenix, previously accused O’Neill of being racist. In his Instagram account in April, the disgraced comedian who likens himself to political prisoners claimed the judge found him guilty because he is black.
“O’Neill now has his formula: tried, true and tested to destroy any black man and/or colored man In America,” he wrote.
During his trial, the 81-year-old was denied bail by O’Neill, a move contested by Cosby’s lawyers when he filed for an appeal that was also rejected. This furthered the former television star’s belief that O’Neill was biased against him, among other things his lawyers pointed out.