Invoice Cosby’s authorized crew claims that prosecutors can not set up “affordable certainty” within the sexual assault case towards the disgraced TV legend.
Cosby’s protection crew filed a movement in Pennsylvania Thursday to have the sexual assault cost towards him dismissed, in accordance with the Mercury Information.
The “Cosby Present” star has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his residence close to Philadelphia. He beforehand claimed the encounter was consensual.
Constand beforehand claimed in court docket that the alleged assault came about between Dec. 30, 2003 and Jan. 20, 2004. Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault on Dec. 30, 2015, barely assembly the 12-year statute of limitations.
Cosby’s protection crew claims Cosby was not in Pennsylvania between that three-week interval and that Constand’s phone information don’t mirror alleged calls made to him throughout that point interval.
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“Ms. Constand’s fabrications have boxed her, and by extension the commonwealth, right into a nook,” the protection crew wrote. “Her inconsistent and contradictory statements are usually not supported by the one goal proof on this case: the information.”
Protection attorneys additionally requested Choose Steven O’Neill in court docket Thursday to permit testimony from Constand’s former co-worker Marguerite Jackson, who claims that Constand mentioned a yr or two earlier than the alleged assault that she might earn cash by falsely accusing a star, in accordance with the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Cosby had stored a low profile since his first trial led to a mistrial, however resurfaced final weekend for a comedy set in Philly.
Retrial is scheduled for April 2, with jury choice set to start March 29.