The wife of Bill Cosby, Camille Cosby, still has some animosity towards the #MeToo movement two years after her husband was convicted for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
Speaking to ABC News on Tuesday in what was her first major interview in six years, Cosby slammed the movement, claiming they should “clean up their act.”
The PhD holder, who was the inspiration behind Phylicia Rashad’s character, Clair Huxtable, in The Cosby Show, also said she doesn’t “care” what her husband’s alleged sexual assault accusers feel about the recent judgment, going ahead to cite a quote from James Baldwin’s popular 1972 book, No Name in the Street: “Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”
She continued: “The #MeToo movement and movements like them have intentional ignorance pertaining to the history of particular white women — not all white women — but particular white women, who have from the very beginning, pertaining to the enslavement of African people, accused black males of sexual assault without any proof whatsoever, no proof, anywhere on the face of the earth.”
Cosby also had several women coming out to accuse him of sexual misconduct going back to almost 30 years.