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Camille Cosby, wife of entertainer Bill Cosby, is convinced that her husband was convicted on felony charges of sexual assault because of "mob justice," and not "real justice" — and even went on to compare his treatment to that of Emmett Till.
Till was a young, black Mississippi teenager who was kidnapped, beaten, and shot in the head in 1955 after witnesses alleged that he whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store.
The men reportedly responsible for Till's murder were tried, but an all-white, all-male jury acquitted the suspects.
What is Camille saying now?
Camille is now calling for a criminal investigation into the handling of her husband's case — and specifically into the prosecutor behind Bill's conviction.
In April, a Pennsylvania jury found Bill, 80, guilty on three counts of sexual assault, including drugging and molesting a woman.
The longtime comedian and actor faces up to 10 years in prison for each count — not to mention a $25,000 fine for each count.
Cosby's lawyers have said that they plan to appeal their client's convictions.
ABC News reported that Camille called her husband's conviction a product of "mob justice," and called it a "tragedy" that her husband of 54 years could spend the rest of his life in jail as a result of the convictions.
"Once again, an innocent person has been found guilty based on an unthinking, unquestioning, unconstitutional frenzy propagated by the media and allowed to play out in a supposed court of law," Camille said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "This is mob justice, not real justice. This tragedy must be undone not just for Bill Cosby, but for the country."
Camille also went on to say that Bill's purported victim gave testimony during the trial that was "riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions," and insisted that Bill's victim framed him.
"Someday the truth will prevail, it always does," she added.
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