Bill Cosby may have charges dropped against him because of an email sent by a Pennsylvania Montgomery County attorney over ten years ago. Apparently, the district attorney made a verbal agreement with Mr. Cosby that they would not prosecute him for the things he disclosed in his deposition, according to CBC News, Jan. 16, 2016.
The Toronto Sun reported, the District Attorney Bruce Castor “claims he agreed more than a decade ago that his office wouldn’t use a civil deposition given by Bill Cosby in any criminal matters — a revelation that could call into question the viability of the criminal case against the comedian.”
While this may give Bill Cosby and his lawyers a reason to celebrate, Andrea Constand, and her attorneys are planning to fight the validness of this so-called agreement. On February 2, Bill’s lawyers are set to file a motion that the case against Mr. Cosby be dismissed, while the other side is set to argue why the trial should proceed.
The final decision rests with the judge and whether this ex- prosecutor’s promise to Bill that he would never be charged over the Pennsylvania sex-assault complaint will carry enough weight to get the entire case against Bill, dismissed.
Kevin Steele, who is the current District Attorney, cannot find evidence of this signed immunity agreement between Bill and Bruce Castor. He said that if there were such an agreement, certain legal steps would have been taken before immunity could be granted and he claims those measures were not done in 2005. Andrea’s lawyer, Jean Casarez, told CNN that she does not know of any agreement either.
According to CNN, the email that Bruce allegedly wrote and sent his successor Risa Vetri Ferman said, “I can see no possibility that Cosby’s deposition could be used in a state criminal case, because I would have to testify as to what happened, and the deposition would be subject to suppression. I cannot believe any state court judge would allow that deposition into evidence … knowing this, unless you can make out a case without that deposition and without anything the deposition led you to, I think Cosby would have an action against the County and maybe even against you personally.”
Over 50 women have banned together accusing Bill Cosby of drugging them and then taking sexual advantage of them. In the deposition, Bill Cosby made in 2005, he admitted to giving Andrea wine and some pills.
What do you think about this so-called agreement that the former District Attorney said he gave Bill Cosby? Do you believe it or not? Be sure to post your thoughts below in the comments section.