Sunday, July 3, 2022

Bill Cosby’s Ex Lawyer Monique Pressley Suspended Indefinitely for Misappropriating Funds

Monique Pressley - Bill Cosby (Getty)
Monique Pressley – Bill Cosby (Getty)

*A lawyer who represented Bill Cosby in his sexual assault case has been suspended from practicing law indefinitely amid claims she misappropriated funds. 

Three former clients of Monique Pressley have accused her of taking retainers and using the funds on personal expenses without doing any significant work. 

The Daily Mail writes, “Instead of keeping the money in an escrow account, Pressley cashed the checks and had money deposited into her husband’s account, the counsel claimed.”

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According to the report, she was served with a “specification of charges” in July of 2018 and again in October 2018, but Pressley never filed “an answer to charges brought against her despite being given several opportunities to do so.”

She also never showed up to hearings. 

Via Daily Mail:

First complaint: Pressley made fellow church member feel ‘victimized’ after taking $8k and having her husband work the case – despite him not being a lawyer  

Second complaint: Pressley drove client to the bank to have him pay her $2,400 in cash 

Third complaint: Pressley spent client’s $15,000 from their son’s suspicious death case in a matter of days. 

Legal docs state “She engaged in a pattern of dilatory tactics at every step of the process.”

A former client who knows Pressley from church, said she was “blindsided” by the lawyer and felt “victimized” by someone she “utterly trusted.”

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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