Heart to heart, mom to mom. The mother of a Bill Cosby accuser told the Associated Press on Tuesday, Mar. 10, that she recently sent a letter to his wife Camille Cosby.
Judy Thompson, mom to alleged victim and accuser Jennifer Thompson, said that the note to the beleaguered comedian's spouse was written from "mother to mother."
"This letter was written from my heart," she told the AP about the message, which included a passage from the Book of Psalms from the Bible.
Judy said she felt compelled to pen the note, which was sent last month, after Camille released a statement last December in defense of her husband. "None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim," Camille said at the time. "But the question should be asked: Who is the victim?"
More than two dozen women have come forward and accused Cosby of alleged rape or attempted sexual assault, including former supermodels Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson, as well as Cindra Ladd, the wife of Oscar-winning producer and former MGM chair Alan Ladd Jr.
Among the alleged victims includes Judy's daughter Jennifer, who was 17 when she was allegedly coerced into performing a sex act on him. "It basically shattered my faith," Jennifer told the AP. "So that anything that used to look promising to me, I saw it through a different lens."
Her mother added that she saw Jennifer's "inner light extinguished" after the incident.
"Your husband crossed boundaries that never should have been breached," Judy wrote to Camille. "He shattered her innocence."
While the scandal endures, the Cosby Show alum released a short video message on Monday, Mar. 9, unrelated to the allegations. "Dear Fans: I hope you enjoy my wonderful video message that's filled with laughter," Cosby, 77, conveyed in his latest statement. "Hey, hey, hey — I'm far from finished."
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