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Cosby Lawyers Push to Throw Out Sexual Assault Case

Lawyers representing the famed comedian are seeking to get charges dropped.

by #teamEBONY, February 2, 2016

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Bill Cosby (center) arriving for a court appearance in Pennsylvania

Mel Evans/AP Photo

Bill Cosby arrived at court Tuesday to try to get the sexual assault charges against him thrown out because of what his lawyers say was a binding commitment by a previous district attorney not to prosecute him a decade ago.

The current district attorney has said he has no record of such an agreement. Cosby, 78, emerged from a black SUV just before 9 a.m., dressed in a tan suit and tie.



Two men held his arms for support as he walked up a ramp to the Montgomery County Courthouse, and one carried Cosby's cane. The comedian chatted with his handlers while ignoring reporters' questions.

Former Temple University employee Andrea Constand is accusing Cosby of drugging and violating her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.

She is one of dozens of women who claim Cosby assaulted them at some point. Constand's case is the only case which he has been charged.

Read more at JET.





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