Bill Cosby with wife Camille
Bill Cosby with wife CamilleReuters

Comedian Bill Cosby's wife, who along with her husband had so far maintained silence with regards to rape allegations against the comedian, has finally opened up and defended him. On Monday, Camille said in a public statement that Cosby is the man everyone has known and loved for many years, until more than a dozen women raised rape allegations against him one by one.

"He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend," Camille Cosby said in the 210-word statement released by Cosby's publicist. "He is the man you thought you knew."

Dismissing the numerous accusations against "The Cosby Show" star, wife Camille said he is the man who everyone knew through his work, most which were family entertainers. Reminding everyone that Cosby is "the man you all knew through his work", she blamed the media for not investigating the accusations before framing Cosby as a "rapist".

Camille also added that she would never blame a victim, but in this case, she suggests that the women may not be victims of rape, but Bill Cosby the victim of false accusations.

"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?" She further added that the "Cosby" of drugging and raping them as long ago as 1960s is "a man I do not know" and suggests that he may be a fictional version of the comedian.

Camille Cosby also compares the allegations against her husband to the article in Rolling Stones about the gang rape in the University of Virginia.

"The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue," says Camille.