Pennsylvania DA Says Disgraced Cosby Should Stand Trial In Montgomery County, “Blames Everyone But Himself”
The DA called Cosby’s attempts to stretch out the pretrial process “a continued strategy of delay and distraction,” adding, “He has insistently blamed everyone and everything — except himself, of course — for the situation he now finds himself in.”
The DA said he isn’t opposed to bringing in a jury from somewhere else in Pennsylvania. But he also argued Cosby’s celebrity status will make it hard to find jurors who have no knowledge of the allegations.
He said in the documents, “Because he is a celebrity who is alleged to have committed nearly 50 sexual assaults, he cannot expect to find a jury venire — anywhere — that is completely oblivious to the facts surrounding the case.”
The lawsuit stems from accusations that Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand, whom he met through Temple University, in 2004.
Constand and dozens of other women have come forward in the past year and accused him of rape, sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact dating back as far as the early 1970s. He has denied those allegations.
Cosby’s trial is scheduled to begin in early June.