Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Bill Cosby Fires Legal Team As He Awaits Sentencing for Sexual Assault

*Bill Cosby has reportedly given the boot to his entire legal team just months before his sentencing for assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Deadline has learned that Cosby has now retained Pennsylvania attorney Joseph P. Green Jr. The established lawyer takes over from the high-profile team led by Tom Mesereau.

Mesereau efforts did not prevent a Norristown, PA jury from finding Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in a retrial that ended April 26.

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He previously cut ties with longtime attorney Marty Singer back in late 2015, Green is Cosby’s fourth primary lawyer since then.

Cosby faces decades behind bars and he’s currently under house arrest. He is set to be sentenced after a two-day hearing September 24-25.

More than 60 women have claimed in recent years that he sexually assaulted or drugged them, with some incidents occurring as far back the late 1960s.

Despite admitting in depositions more than a decade ago to giving Constand Benadryl pills on the night of the alleged assault in his Philadelphia-area mansion nearly 13 years ago, Cosby has insisted that the encounter was consensual.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Didn’t Cosby pay her over 3 million dollars to settle out of court? doesn’t that mean that she spent the money and charged him anyway. Didn’t he continue to pay her expenses, and send her leads long after the indecent? I am not seeing how she suffered, I am seeing how she benefited from a traumatic experience. I agree that wrong is wrong but he should not be going to prison. He should have to register (for life) and go on probation. If he goes to prison, then he should demand a refund from her. they settled out of court providing he apologize and give a deposition, and now it is the deposition that got him convicted.

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