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Bill Cosby’s wife breaks silence on husband’s rape allegations

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Bill Cosby and wife Camille. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bill Cosby and wife Camille. (Photo: Getty Images)

(PIX11) — Bill Cosby’s wife is breaking her silence on her embattled husband’s rape allegations.

In a statement, Camille Cosby calls the comedian a “kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.”

Camille says the media has portrayed Cosby as a man she doesn’t know over the past 2 months.

“There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral,” the statement goes on to say.

She then compares Cosby’s slew of rape allegations to a Rolling Stone article on an alleged rape at the University of Virginia. The magazine later issued an apology after publishing the article.

“The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband — until that story unwound.”

“None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked — who is the victim?” Camille writes.

At least 20 women have accused Cosby of rape. Most recently, supermodel Beverly Johnson accused Cosby of drugging her in the mid-80s when she went to his home to discuss a possible appearance on “The Cosby Show.”