Now that Bill Cosby has admitted to getting drugs to give to women before seducing them, I was intrigued to read this interview that Oprah Winfrey did with her back in 2000 (italics mine):
This, of course, is coming from the woman who defended her husband by questioning the victims.
Oprah: What is the quality you dislike most in other people?
Camille: Dishonesty. I can’t stand dishonesty. And now, after all these experiences with people, I can smell it coming through the door. I can see it. I’m beginning to look at people’s auras or lack of. My antennas go way up. I’m very selective about who comes into our home now. I don’t like people coming into our home whom I haven’t checked out first.
Camille: Because I only want people who I like in our home. I don’t want people I don’t like in our home. I just don’t like dishonesty. I don’t like a lack of integrity. I think integrity should permeate every aspect of your life. And if you don’t have it, I’m going to feel it, and that’s the end of it.
Later, she said:
Camille: I don’t believe in unconditional love.
Oprah: I’ve always heard that we should love unconditionally.
Camille: No. That creates the long-suffering female. I think you have the right to not love someone if that person is not lovable.
Oprah: That is so powerful.
Camille: And that concept has to apply to a marriage, a lover, a business associate, a publicist. Even your children have to know that they are not lovable sometimes, that you don’t express love for them if they can’t love you back. I think it applies to everyone in your life.
Oprah: That makes sense. Over the years, women have said to me, “I love him. I love him.” And I say, “Love is not supposed to hurt.”
Camille: Love is supposed to feel good.