Bill Cosby's wife Camille releases statement in support of husband

Bill Cosby's wife came to his defense Monday, saying the embattled comedian was "a kind man" and questioning the honesty of the nearly two dozen women who have accused her husband of sexually assaulting them.

"I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were marred in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work," Camille Cosby said in a statement. "He is 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 Cosby also accused media outlets of reporting the accusations before verifying them.

"There appears to be no vetting of my husband's accusers before stories are published or aired," she wrote.

"We all followed the story of the article in the 'Rolling Stone' concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia," Camille Cosby continued. "The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proven untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that to stories about my husband -- until that story unwound."

The 77-year-old comedian had stayed silent in light of the more than two dozen women who have come forward to accuse him of having drugged and raped them until an interview with the New York Post on Sunday.

In the interview, Cosby also addressed how Camille has weathered the allegations and ongoing public scrutiny.

"Love and the strength of womanhood," he said. "Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love."

Cosby, however, declined to address the rape and sexual assault allegations. According to the report, he's been advised not to discuss the ongoing cases with the media.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.