Former DA Email May Derail Case Against Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby’s first trial may not happen after, due to an email clause of sorts that has popped up from 2005.

CNN obtained an email from Pennsylvania’s former District Attorney Bruce Castor that shows an agreement he made with Cosby’s lawyers at the time, in which Cosby was being sued by Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2005, who is now pressing charges for drugging her and sexually assaulting her after the settlement. Cosby settled the lawsuit in 2006.

Bruce Castor made an agreement that, if Cosby testified, the deposition would never be used against him in a criminal case following the suit. In simpler terms, because of the settlement back in 2006, it’s possible Cosby will not have to be tried in his most recent charges.

Cosby’s lawyers attacked the criminal charges against the comedian as ‘illegal’ because they violated the pledge made by Castor in 2005.