A Bill Cosby email is endangering the criminal sexual assault case and rape allegations against the 78-year-old comedian, and readers following the news headlines are outraged and expressing their anger. Cosby is accused of having sexually violated more than 50 women over the course of decades and now his case might be thrown out due to a technicality because a district attorney involved in the case made a deal with Cosby 10 years ago?
CNN, which reports the email, writes on January 16: “The 2015 email – sent by former District Attorney Bruce Castor to his successor Risa Vetri Ferman – details an apparent verbal agreement the prosecutor had a decade earlier with Cosby’s attorneys for Cosby to testify in a civil sexual assault case brought against him in 2005. In the email, Castor writes that his intent in making the deal was to create an atmosphere in which Cosby accuser Andrea Constand would have the best chance of prevailing in her civil suit against him by removing the prospect of Cosby invoking his 5th Amendment right.”
Of course, Cosby’s attorneys are jumping at the chance that their client’s case of rape allegations and sexual assault will be thrown out of court because Castor allegedly promised Cosby immunity in lieu of his deposition in the Andrea Constand case. The comedian’s attorneys are planning on calling Castor as a witness when a Common Pleas Court judge will decide whether the verbal agreement described in the email is valid or not.
“An ex-prosecutor is expected to testify that he promised Bill Cosby would never be charged over a 2005 sex-assault complaint, but a judge must decide if that constitutes an immunity deal,” writes Mail Online on January 16.
The news headlines that Cosby might be getting off on a technicality and might not be facing any charges in his criminal sexual assault case because he gave a deposition in his civil case is sparking outrage.
The fury is directed towards Andrea Constand, who was the first person to publicly allege sexual assault by Cosby and who settled for an unknown amount of money in 2006, and against the district attorneys who reportedly agreed with Cosby that his testimony in Constand’s civil case 10 years ago could not be used in any future criminal case.
“Lets hope those that gave him this promise suddenly realise they did not have the authority to give it, oh what a shame you dirty rapist, clang of cell door,” writes one infuriated reader in regard to the district attorney’s promise.
“So, he really is guilty … but is untouchable. I think he needs to be taken to the cleaners via civil suits and be ostracized by all decent people,” writes another upset commentator.
“Cosby has a strong counter-suit of defamation and millions in damages. This is what happens when a victim exploits a crime for money. Justice goes out the window,” points out another reader.
“Wow. Imagine emails bearing such importance,” writes another reader in regard to Castor’s email which could derail the criminal sexual assault case against Bill Cosby.