There is a slight chance comedian Bill Cosby may be returning to the slammer, and his lawyer is working overtime to assure that doesn’t happen!
According to All Hip Hop, Cosby’s sexual assault case may soon be revived by a judge because of a will by a Pennsylvania D.A. The prosecutor wants the U.S. Supreme Court to put the once-beloved comedian behind bars to finish serving time for his 2018 drugging and molestation conviction.
Four years ago, Cosby was convicted by a jury for slipping drugs to college sports administrator Andrea Constand in 2004 and having non-consensual sex with her. Despite being convicted, Cosby was released from prison in June 2021 after his lawyers found a minor mistake.
Cosby’s Team says the comedian believed he reached an agreement with the Pennsylvania D.A., alleging that whatever he confessed, he wouldn’t be prosecuted based on this agreement. With this understanding, Cosby shared testimony yielded to the court’s belief that he abused at least one woman in 2005. His lawyers claim that his testimony was dug up illegally and was a linchpin for his guilty verdict. Last summer, Cosby was released from jail when the judge honored the agreement.
It’s a small chance Cosby and his legal team’s worst fear may become a reality. Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney Kevin Steele is trying to revive the case. Steele argues that the non-prosecution promise is a 2005 news release from Bruce Castor, and it does not constitute an immunity agreement.
Cosby’s legal team is now pushing for the inquiry to be rejected. Jenifer Bonjean wrote a 15-page response in January, citing, “Notwithstanding the commonwealth’s warning of imminent catastrophic consequences, the Cosby holding will likely be confined to its own ‘rare, if not entirely unique’ set of circumstances, making review by this court particularly unjustified.”