July 15, 2015

Poor Camille

The title of this post really says it all. Like if I didn't type another line I think everyone would understand exactly what this post was going to be and why I stopped. However, the show must go on... and that is exactly what we are witnessing.

A few facts:
1) Bill and Camille Cosby were married in 1964
2) They are seven years apart, Camille playing junior
3) She has been a "shrewd businesswoman" and manager for Bill Cosby
4) She is alive and well at 71

I would like to point out the first and last facts as the most important. Meaning that the parade of women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape date back to 1965 all the way up to at least 2006. Ma'am, what exactly does the word marriage mean to you? Going into the last fact, that to anyone's knowledge, she is not incapacitated or suffering from any illness that could cause memory loss, means that she must have/must be well aware of her husband's infidelity, but swears by his daddy do-good image. Um... madam?!

The last I checked, remaining married to a serial cheater is questionable at best, but refusing to distance yourself and play a part in the farce is just plain sad. This is the kind of behavior where you can no longer just say she was in it for the money. Those women raise their 2.5 kids, have vacation houses, and drink vermouth- or so I've been told. At best, they come out a few times a year as a couple for some gala or another. This is all quite contrary to the very active role Camille has played, which is undoubtedly her trying to defend her worth as a woman in the world. But boy did she pick the wrong one.

I'm not married, I've never been, and the closest I got to a serious relationship was being stuck in an expensive dress in Macy's. So I am comfortable with critics who will shout, "but you don't understand luhhhve...," because I don't. I don't understand this kind of love for powerful men who are incapable of being faithful. It always boggles my brain.

The real news breaking accusation for me, besides the more recent allegations that were settled in court (he was 60-something? EW.), came from Therese Serignese who not only shared her story, but provided copies of the paperwork of a payout. Now she says it wasn't hush money because she still hadn't even admitted the incident to herself, but as Bill "Jell-O Man" Cosby, what obligation would you feel to pay a woman you hardly knew, especially 20 years later, $5,000? THEN, as a wife involved in your husband's business, how could you not notice/question said payout? Granted 5 stacks is like peanuts when you have a hit show on, but still. Did she just assume it was a charitable donation?

At the end of the day, Sway ain't got the answers, and neither do I. This whole trainwreck is horrible to watch. I mean the fall of a false god is never pleasant, but for the women who love them, I truly send my condolences.

Full comments from family friends on the New York Post

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