Bill Cosby’s wife of 54 years, Camille Cosby, continues to defend him against sexual assault allegations
Camille's husband, the comedian, actor, William Henry Cosby Junior, was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a female friend, for about 54 years. Bill was jailed assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia home in 2004.
Camille released a statement in 2014 defending Bill and claiming that her husband was a victim of accusations.
Who is Camille Olivia Hanks-Cosby?
Camille was born Camille Olivia Hanks on March 20, 1944, in Washington D.C., to Guy A. Hanks Sr. and Catherine C. Hanks and grew up in Norbeck, Maryland, just outside of Washington. She is a distant cousin of Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of United States President Abraham Lincoln. That would also make her a distant cousin of American actor Tom Hanks!
While a student at the University of Maryland, she went on a blind date during her sophomore year with Bill Cosby. They engaged shortly after they started dating.
The couple was married back on January 25, 1964, and have five children together: Erika (born 1965), Erinn (born 1966), Ennis (April 15, 1969 – January 16, 1997), Ensa (April 8, 1973 – February 23, 2018), and Evin (born 1976). Ennis was murdered on January 16, 1997, at age 27. Her daughter Ensa died February 23, 2018, of renal disease while awaiting a kidney transplant at age 44.
There have been almost 60 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, mainly with "blue pills" that he would spike the victim's drink with. Cosby would then sexually assault his victims while they were in/out of consciousness.
On September 25, 2018, Bill Cosby was sentenced to up to 10 years in jail.
Photo: Camille Cosby (R) and Bill Cosby arrive for his sexual assault trial April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 80-year-old entertainer of sexual assault. (Photo by Jessica Griffin-Pool/Getty Images)