Accurate Body Language asks who wrote this ‘Statement of Camille O. Cosby?’
Just because Camille O. Cosby’s name appears at the top, people may assume, possibly incorrectly, that she authored the entire passage. The statement is typed…without her speaking the words, reading the words, and providing her signature to authenticate the statement.
Did Camille actually write the entire statement independently, or are these the carefully scripted or ‘spin-doctored’ words of the Cosby legal or PR Team? If Camille O. Cosby typed these sentences, then the inclusion of her signature would provide evidence of her full commitment to the typed words. Since we do not visually see her defending her husband in a videotape or in an interview, and we do not see her signature anywhere on the document, we do not know for certain if Camille Cosby, or someone else, is the true author.
It is a common practice in law enforcement and during interrogations to have the suspect, witness, or interviewee handwrite with a pen on unlined paper, their account of the story, or what they witnessed. Then the handwriting, the style of every word, and every nuance of the writing is analyzed. When the individual signs the document, the signature strengthens the level of commitment and makes the document official. Without the author’s signature, the level of commitment is significantly lessened or totally lacking.
It is surprising that Camille Cosby issued a written statement at all and deviated from Bill Cosby and his legal team’s previous responses:
- Bill Cosby refused to answer sexual allegations questions by nonverbally shaking his head and his finger at interviewer Scott Simon during an NPR: Weekend Edition interview on Saturday, November 15, 2014.
- Cosby’s attorney, John P. Schmitt released an official written response ion Nov 16, 2014, in his fifth Sentence, “There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives.”
- Bill Cosby abruptly stopped an AP reporter’s attempt to bring up Bill Cosby’s name in the news recently regarding comedian (Hannibal Buress called Cosby a ‘rapist.’), with “No, no, we don’t answer that…” and when the AP reporter continued with, “Ok…I just want to ask if you wanted to respond at all about whether any of that was true?” Instead of directly answering that none of the allegations are true, Cosby said, “There is no response…there is no comment about that…” in an AP interview on November 19, 2014.
- On December 14, 2014, Bill Cosby couldn’t remain silent when he told reporter Stacy Brown from the New York Post’s Page Six, “Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind…” Innocent people wouldn’t settle for a ‘neutral mind,’ they would let others know that they didn’t do what is being alleged and would expect people to believe the truth, not just have a neutral mind.
- Cosby kept the conversation with reporter Stacy Brown brief citing that he is advised by his attorneys (i.e., Manhattan-based crisis-management company Hiltzik Strategies and attorneys Martin Singer and John B. Schmitt) to not to talk to reporters about the ongoing allegations.
Therefore, given the seriousness of the allegations and the resulting consequences of any misspoken word or blunder, it is reasonable to assume that the statements were cleared by the Cosby legal or PR team.
Accurate Body Language Statement Analysis:
The first sentence is the most important and highest priority sentence. Camille Cosby led with her most important point,
1. “I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were married in 1964.”
If you or your spouse were wrongly accused of drugging, sexually assaulting, and raping over 20 people what would be the most important sentence that you or your spouse would want the entire world to know immediately?
Accurate Body Language asserts that the two EASIEST sentences an INNOCENT person can say are:
- “I didn’t do it!”
- “They are lying!”
The two MOST DIFFICULT sentences a GUILTY person CAN’T say are:
- “I didn’t do it!”
- “They are lying!”
Bill Cosby has yet to respond, “I didn’t do it!! I didn’t drug, sexually assault, or rape any woman!” Notice the first sentence did not contain a direct and straight-forward denial of, “My husband has been wrongly accused of horrible crimes of which he did not commit!!”
The second sentence:
2. “The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work,”
Instead of using “My husband,” “Bill,” or the pronoun “He,” Camille revealed a disconnect in her relationship with Bill Cosby when she used distancing language of “The man” twice in sentence #2 about love. Camille did not directly associate Bill’s name or her close relationship (e.g., “my husband”) in the sentence with the words “…fell in love with, and whom I continue to love…”
The third sentence continued:
3. “He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend.”
Camille still didn’t bring herself to write “My husband” or “Bill,” to indicate a close marital relationship. In the third sentence, she now inserted the pronoun “He.” According to the list, the order of importance is that “He” is a…
- kind man
- generous man
- funny man
Camille repeated the distancing noun “man” three more times instead of indicating a closer relationship with, “My husband Bill is kind, generous, and funny.” More than 20 women are claiming that they had unconsensual sex with Bill Cosby; these are not the actions of a “…wonderful husband, father, and friend.”
Even in the fourth sentence, “My husband” or “Bill” was not used. Once again, Camille used the pronoun “He” and the 5th time she used the distancing language of, “…is the man...”
4. “He is the man you thought you knew.”
She began the sentence in present tense, but switched and used past tense for “…you thought you knew.” Several of the women also claimed they thought the knew Bill Cosby from his wholesome TV and commercial success, but they now allege is a sexual predator, drugger of women, and serial rapist.
The fifth and sixth sentence continued the distancing word, “man” and lacked the more endearing, “My husband” or “Bill”
5. “A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months.”
6. “It is the portrait of a man that I do not know.”
The sexual allegations did not start two months ago. Andrea Constand filed a civil suit, with the support of 13 Jane Does, and claimed Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Philadelphia mansion in January 2004. Cosby and Constand settled out of court in 2006. If any of the allegations are true, then indeed, Camille’s 6th sentence would ring true in her use of current present tense, “It is the portrait of a man that I do not know.”
Seventh, Eighth, & Ninth sentence:
7. “It is also a portrait painted by individuals whom many in the media have given a pass.” Notice Camille used “…portrait painted…” instead of “false accusations or lies…”
8. “There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired.” Finally, in sentence 8, Camille inserted “…my husband’s” and suggests that the media carelessly published or aired the accusers’ stories.
9. “An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral.” Camille may be referring to comedian Hannibal Buress stating in his standup show that Bill Cosby is a rapist.
In the entire next paragraph, Camille shifted the focus from “the man” to redirect readers’ attention to the November 19, 2014 Rolling Stone published article, A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA
10. “We all followed the story of the article in the ‘Rolling Stone’ concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia,”
11. “The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proven untrue.”
12. “Many in the media were quick to link that to stories about my husband — until that story unwound.”
Camille attempted to connect what she claims the Rolling Stone’s ‘proven untrue’ story to the collective strikingly similar sexual allegations from more than independent women against “my husband.” The final two sentences read:
13. “None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim,” She used the singular “…a victim,” but currently there are more than 20 alleged victims who came forward.
14. “But the question should be asked — who is the victim?” Camille is vague in this rhetorical question. She did not directly say, “My husband has been falsely accused, he didn’t do any of what he is being accused of…he is the victim because he is innocent!”
Since October 16, 2014 when comedian Hannibal Buress ignited the debacle by saying on a Philadelphia stand-up stage, “Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby. So, [that] brings you down a couple notches,” there has been one defamation of character lawsuit filed. But, despite all the cancelled shows and stepping down from honored accomplishments, Bill Cosby has not yet sued for slander, libel, or defamation of character. Rather, it is accuser Tamara Lucier-Green who filed the defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby alleging that he “publicly branded” her a liar through statements made by his lawyer and publicist.
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