Jennifer Thompson’s parents trusted Bill Cosby over 20 years ago. But recently Judy, Jennifer’s mother, wrote a letter to Cosby’s wife Camille, trying to reason with her as a parent.
When Jennifer was a teen, her and her parents met Cosby when she was an aspiring actress and model. Cosby told Jennifer’s parents that he would look out for her while she was in New York City. The Thompsons said they felt a connection with Cosby because he was, of course, “Dr. Huxtable.” But that calm and friendly demeanor changed when Jennifer told her parents about being sexually assaulted and the $700 Cosby offered her afterwards.
“Your husband crossed boundaries that never should have been breached,” Judy wrote to Camille Cosby. “He shattered her innocence.”
“To be so hurt and violated, and then not be believed! Resolution has not been easily forthcoming. We all remained in the shadows of your husband’s sick behavior,” she wrote.
Judy ended her letter with, “May you and Bill speak the truth and be afforded peace for your souls.”
Jennifer was one 13 “Jane Does” in Andrea Constand’s 2005 civil suit. Constand was an employee at Temple University and claimed Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004. Constand settled out of court and the “Jane Does” did not testify.
So far more than 20 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault and drugging.
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