Comedian Bill Cosby has truly been through the ringer in recent years, as he continues to serve time for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman named Andrea Constand at his home back in 2004. But on Tuesday (June 23,) Cosby got some good news.
According to various reports, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the Cosby Show actor now has been granted the right to appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction. The court seems to have found a number of issues that they would like to review in the case, such as the judge’s decision ‘to let prosecutors call five other accusers to testify about alleged assaults that were not part of the charges.’
“America and the world is witnessing the 23rd day of protests regarding the abuse and murder of Black people, not just at the hands of corrupt police officers; but these extremely vital and important protests are exposing the corruption that lies within the criminal justice system (District Attorneys & Judges),” Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt said in a recent interview, according to People. “As we have all stated, the false conviction of Bill Cosby is so much bigger than him — it’s about the destruction of ALL Black people and people of color in America.”
Through it all, Cosby has maintained his innocence, saying that the encounter between him and Constand was completely consensual.
And now, in a rare interview Cosby’s wife Camille is speaking out with new hope for the possibility of ‘vindication.’
“That is the goal,” Camille Cosby said in an interview with Good Morning America‘s Linsey Davis this week. “Finally, there’s a court, the state’s highest court, that said, ‘Wait a minute there are some problems here.”
Camille believes that racism is at the core of her husband’s conviction.
“The #MeToo movement, and movements like them, have intentional ignorance pertaining to the history of particular white women who have from the very beginning accused black males of sexual assault without any proof whatsoever. They need to clean up their acts. And it’s all of us as women who have not participated in anything nefarious — we know how women can lie.”
Camille is hopeful that her husband will receive an early release after the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court has agreed to hear his appeal.
“I’m very, very pleased,” she said.