Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Case Has Been Stalled For Now
Looks like Bill Cosby got his wish–the criminal sexual assault case against him has been halted for the time being while the Pennsylvania appeals court decides whether or not they ought to hear Cosby’s appeal that the case should be thrown out. Cosby was set to attend a pre-trial next Tuesday, which would have likely involved evidence and witnesses being brought forward.
The case was brought by Andrea Constand, a Temple University staff member who says she was drugged and assaulted by Cosby in his home in 2004–a story similar to all the other women who have since come forward to say Cosby drugged and assaulted them.
However, Cosby’s got another trial going on as well–Tamara Green, one of Cosby’s accusers, is suing him for defamation in Massachusetts. Green alleges that when Cosby publicly called her a liar after she came forward nine years ago to say that he drugged and , they damaged her reputation. He’s trying to delay this one as well, but Green and her attorneys filed a motion to not allow him to, claiming that these attempts at stalling his cases are nothing but “gamesmanship.”
The motion also included a request for legendary music producer Quincy Jones to be deposed, as he may have been aware of Cosby’s tendency to drug and assault women.