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.
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From behind prison walls, Bill Cosby released a statement saying he has "no remorse" because he is innocent, adding he feels he is a "political prisoner." Cosby’s publicist, Andrew Wyatt, visits the convicted 81-year-old entertainer regularly. His most recent trip to SCI Phoenix in Skippack to see him was just a couple weeks ago — his 15th visit in total. Wyatt described Cosby as "strong." "He said, 'I am making the best of it, and I am fine.' And he said, 'I am treated very well here,' " added Wyatt. Cosby explained in a statement that he has no remorse because "I was given a deal; I settled out of court for $3.8 million dollars; I waived my 5th amendment rights; I was declared Not Guilty in 2005 by the Commonwealth - never charged. However, a low-life District Attorney and a corrupt Judge needed me Guilty now. Not for justice, but for their political aspirations." Cosby wakes up before dawn, according to Wyatt, and works out in his cell to stay physically fit, though he has griped that the food is too salty. "To get the sodium off the food, he puts his food in a cup and he rinses it off three times at the sink with water to get the sodium off, and he eats the food," said Wyatt. "He said that it reminds him of some of the great political prisoners, like MLK and Randall Robinson, Dr. Benjamin Chavis and Nelson Mandela." Wyatt said Cosby feels he is behind bars because of his political beliefs. "Because people did not like how he was trying to engage the black community on becoming entrepreneurs — not just the black community, but all communities, all races, to have a voice," he noted. Cosby may be eligible for parole after three years, but he may have to serve the 10-year maximum if the parole board feels he is not taking responsibility or if he doesn’t fulfill the requirements of his sentence. But Cosby maintains his innocence, and he has refused to attend required classes as part of a sexually violent predator designation. "He said, 'Andrew, they want me to go to these classes,' but he said, 'I’m not attending,' " explained Wyatt. In his statement, Cosby called the mandatory classes "entrapment." #freebillcosby #FarFromFinished
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."
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“Judge O’Neill, with a great deal of help from the media, has tried to turn Bill Cosby into one of the most insidious stereotypes of African American men…the brutal, black buck,” declared Mrs. Cosby #RemoveJudgeOneill #FreeBillCosby #CamilleCosbyFearless #PassPrisonReformLegislation #FarFromFinished #BillCosby #CamilleCosby #BrutalBlackBuck
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.”
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Official Statement From Camille Cosby & Bill Cosby Regarding The Egregious Filing Of Judge O’Neill’s 1925(a) Opinion “Now, after more than 50 years of work, that humanized the dehumanized; which also challenged the perpetual architects of racist, exploitive and greedy maneuvers that have enabled them to divide and conquer…my husband has been severely redefined by Judge O’Neill, despite having zero proof. Judge O’Neill, with a great deal of help from the media, has tried to turn Bill Cosby into one of the most insidious stereotypes of African American men…the brutal, black buck,” declared Mrs. Cosby. “I stand firmly with my wife on the foundation of solidarity and truth. Camille has always been a fearless warrior against corruption and bigotry. She’s not afraid of this unethical judge, nor am I afraid of O’Neill’s grossly immoral tactics. Keep fighting...Dear...I Love You Very, Very Much,” states Mr. Cosby. #RemoveJudgeOneill #FreeBillCosby #CamilleCosbyFearless #PassPrisonReformLegislation #FarFromFinished #BillCosby #CamilleCosby #BrutalBlackBuck
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.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Official Statement Outlining Why Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby Filed An Application For Bail Pending Appeal. Judge Steven T. O’Neill continues to show his disgust and prejudice towards Mr. Cosby. Judge O’Neill is purposely denying Mr. Cosby the right to file his Appeal, because he has refused to issue his 1925(a) Opinion, which outlines why he felt strongly in sentencing Mr. Cosby to 3 to 10 years and felt obligated to place this 81 years old blind United States Citizen (who served his country in the United States Navy), in a level (5) maximum security prison (SCI Phoenix). The Application For Bail Pending Appeal was filed this morning in the Superior Court (First Appellate Court), which illuminates the egregious behavior of Judge Steven T. O’Neill. We’re asking that this scandalous judge be removed immediately, and Mr. Cosby be granted bail throughout the appeals process, because the judge’s racial hatred towards Mr. Cosby, clouds his better judgement to be a good steward of the bench. “This judge took an oath. I Believe. To be fair and impartial, which grants him the authority to perform all of the duties detailed in the Constitution,” states Bill Cosby. “I don’t know what Constitutional rock this judge resides, because his refusal to write an opinion, reveals that he’s complicit in the corruption against me, and that he’s an accessory to the incestuous behavior that resides in Montgomery County. His dishonorable conduct makes me smile, because this judge is being exposed, and it shows that this is bigger than me, [Bill Cosby]. O’Neill now has his formula: tried, true and tested to destroy Any Black Man and/or Colored Man In America. I’m just so happy, because this guy is proving my innocence. And guess what else. America is finally getting to witness the truth” states Mr. Cosby. #FreeBillCosby #FarFromFinished Please see updated information: Bail Relief Application including exhibits http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-6757/file-7740.pdf?cb=864ca6
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.