It's safe to assume that some 50 allegations of misconduct and sexual assault might shake the foundation of even the strongest marriage. In spite of the media firestorm that's been leveled against Bill Cosby in the last year as more and more women come forward with their stories of alleged rape, his wife of 52 years and longtime business manager Camille has stood by his side. But that narrative seems to be quickly unraveling as evidence continues to build against her husband.
Just a few days ago, an arrest warrant was issued for Cosby for the alleged 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand, who claims that he drugged and raped her. Cosby arrived at Pennsylvania district court on Wednesday for arraignment and was released on $1 million bail. He was notably alone in the courtroom. According to the sources close to the New York Post, Camille has reached her tipping point.
"My husband doesn’t deserve jail, but he does deserve every bit of the hell he’s going through now even though he is still pretending that this hell doesn’t exist," she was quoted as saying. The source claims that Camille also knew about her husband's infidelity but permitted it on the premise of discretion.
The source, who’s been close to the family for more than two decades, said the infidelities of "America’s Dad" were well-known to Mrs. Cosby, 71, who simply insisted that her husband be discreet and not shame her.
"But, she has been thoroughly humiliated and believe me, her anger isn’t directed at the women," the source said. "Bill has humiliated her, and the affairs he’s had have gotten out of hand and this [criminal charge] is him reaping what he’s sown."
The idea that Camille may have had prior knowledge of her husband's actions is disturbing, but it may explain her refusal to testify against him before it was court ordered by a judge last week. That could happen as early as Jan. 6, when depositions in the civil case filed by seven women on the grounds of defamation are scheduled to begin.