Thursday, September 23, 2021

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 a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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