Camille Cosby just compared her husband’s conviction to the lynching of Emmett Till. Cenk Uygur, Hannah Cranston, Gina Grad, Helen Hong, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. To get even more TYT in your life, go to https://TYT.com/app and download our free app!
“The guilty verdict in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case has provoked hundreds of strong reactions across the country, and now Cosby's wife has explained how she feels. In a Facebook post, Camille Cosby compared Bill Cosby to Emmett Till, a black teen who was lynched in the 1950s after a white woman falsely claimed that he had whistled at her and made advances toward her.
The Facebook post is titled "Official Statement From Camille O. Cosby," and it begins with a discussion of the Constitution and how, through dozens of amendments over the years, it finally guaranteed full rights to all citizens, not only white men. She then makes the claim that her husband's case was unfair because of the media's involvement.
"Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so... period," Cosby wrote on Facebook. "And the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the protections of the First Amendment. Are the media now the people’s judges and juries?"
She then went on to claim Cosby's accusers had committed the same sort of perjury as Carolyn Bryant, the white woman whose false claim ended up robbing Till of his young life, according to Biography.com.”