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Andrea Constand Bill Cosby Kevin Steele

Seeks charges dismissal

11 Jan, 2016

Cosby’s lawyer asks for the sexual assault charges to be dismissed on the grounds that Steele is seeking to bolster his recent successful re-election campaign by ignoring a 2005 agreement between the comedian’s lawyers and Pennsylvania authorities not to prosecute him as long as he testified in Constand’s civil case.

This agreement, made for the express purpose of inducing Mr. Cosby to testify fully in Ms. Constand’s civil litigation against him, led Mr. Cosby to give deposition testimony in 2005 and 2006 without invocation of his Constitutional rights against self-incrimination.