A Pennsylvania judge ruled today that Bill Cosby must go on trial in connection with a 2004 sex assault because there is no “immunity deal” shielding the shamed comedian from prosecution.
Cosby’s legal team had argued that the comedian made an agreement with former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Cabot in 2005 that made the comic immune from prosecution forever.
Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill did not see it that way.
“I hereby find no basis no grant the relief requested,” he told the packed courtroom.
As reported by The National ENQUIRER, Cosby, 78, is accused of assaulting Andrea Constand, a former Temple University athletic department employee’s claims that Cosby drugged and assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
The current DA, Kevin Steele, countered that Castor had no legal authority to make such a guarantee — only state judges would have the authority to do so.
“A secret agreement that permits a wealthy defendant to buy his way out of a criminal case isn’t right,” Steele said in court arguments yesterday. “That isn’t a commonwealth and prosecution stand.”
Also, nothing about the “immunity deal” was ever put in writing, Steele pointed out.
A trial date is yet to be set.
Cosby had been in a great mood earlier in the day, going into the Montgomery County Courthouse fresh from beating a sexual assault case in Los Angeles yesterday.
Cosby’s legal team was still happy to see that blonde beauty Chloe Goins had dropped civil charges that he had molested her at the Playboy Mansion! She claimed that Cosby had given her a drink during Hugh Hefner‘s Midsummer Night’s Dream Party on Aug. 9, 2008, and then she lost consciousness. When she awakened, she found her toes in the shamed comedian’s mouth — and he was touching himself!
The pervy comic now will face the first criminal trial brought by a woman claiming he had sexually abused her. Scores of women have come forward to accuse Cosby of misconduct ranging from molestation to rape, but the criminal statute of limitations have run out on those cases.
Cosby denies all charges.