Bill Cosby And Legal Team Tries To Throw Out Andrea Constand Case Again, Says His Race Will Not Result To Fair Trial
Bill Cosby and his team have filed another motion requesting that the case by Andrea Constand be dismissed once again. The team cited that Cosby's age, health status, and race will not result to a fair trial.
The motion for dismissal was filed on Thursday in a criminal court in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The 79-year-old is facing three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault. He allegedly committed this crime a number of years ago to Constand, a 31-ear-old women's basketball director at the alma mater of the comedian. He is accuse of drugging Constand then sexually assaulting her.
The legal team of Cosby said in their motion that thirteen women was chosen by the Commonwealth to testify against Cosby and only one of them is African-American. The motion states that the choice of witnesses preys upon subconscious beliefs that a white woman is likely to consent to intercourse with a black man. The motion added that such belief turns the presumption of innocence of Cosby to a presumption of guilt, The Daily Beast reported.
They added that they cannot "ignore the unfortunate role that racial bias still plays in our criminal justice system." The trial for Cosby is set to star as early as June 5 next year.
People also reported that the motion said the defendant is prejudiced by the government's delay in bringing charges and that their client was deprived of his due process rights.
More than 50 women have come forward since reports about Cosby drugging and taking advantage of them have surfaced. He has denied all the allegations made against him and has since maintained his innocence. His wife also gave her disposition about her husband over the Constand case.
If Cosby is found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison and millions in fines. He still faces more civil cases.