By Martha Ross
Posted August 1st 2018
Camille Cosby looked like she was ready to go down as one of modern history’s most long-suffering celebrity wives, with the way she stood by husband Bill as allegation after allegation piled up, pointing to him being a serial sexual predator who victimized as many as 60 women over nearly five decades.
The 74-year-old wife of the TV icon also stood by him through two trials on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in their suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.
But apparently, her husband being convicted in April was too much.
Camille Cosby is no longer standing by her man and has reportedly moved out of their suburban Philadelphia mansion, Radar Online reports. She has left Bill Cosby, 80, to occupy the house on his own and under house arrest pending sentencing.
Radar Online added that Camille Cosby has decamped to the couple’s estate in Massachusetts, where she may be preparing to file for divorce.
“He literally is home alone,” a source told Radar Online, adding that the estranged couple now lead separate lives. “They’ve been fighting and arguing since the verdict. She wanted a divorce, but he begged her to stay.”
To add insult to the many injuries the comedy legend no doubt has coming, Camille Cosby also has taken with her their chef, house manager and personal driver. The couple’s three surviving children also stay with her and have not visited their father in months, the insider told Radar Online.
Her Massachusetts hideaway, in a historic village west of Boston, is said to be well-equipped with an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Camille Cosby also has been in downsizing mode, selling off the couple’s many assets to cover legal expenses. Among the properties to go: Bill Cosby’s private jet and vintage car collection.
“Camille wants to leave his scandal behind her. She has no interest in seeing Bill,” the source told Radar Online. “She wants to reside quietly in (Shelburne Falls) — and doesn’t want his reputation affecting the life she’s building for herself.”
But even if Camille Cosby has left her husband, she doesn’t sound like she entirely blames him for the predicament she finds herself in after being his loyal wife and business partner for 54 years. She has long defended him against the multitude of women coming forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct, saying that his encounters with these women were consensual and that he was the actual victim, the Cut reported.
After the trial, Camille Cosby continued to present him as a victim of the media and a biased criminal justice system, according to Vulture.
In her only comment after the trial, she said: “The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments, which guarantee due process and equal protection, and thereby eliminated the possibility of a fair trial and unbiased jury.”
She added, “Bill Cosby was labeled as guilty because the media and accusers said so … period.”