Disgraced comedian and star of The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby has been scheduled to stand trial for a 2004 sexual assault case regarding his assault on former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand. The date of the trial is July 20th. Bill Cosby is also facing another sexual assault case regarding Chloe Goins being drugged and sexually assaulted at the Playboy mansion when she was a teenager. However, more evidence from his 2005 deposition blatantly expressed him having sexual relations with teenage girls and paying them off. Hence Cosby’s crimes and indiscretions being brought to the light by the media is a way of everything coming back to haunt him.
In his deposition, Constand’s lawyer, Dolores Troiani interviews Cosby about his involvements with younger women. He was accused of engaging in sexual relations with teenage girls and then paying them off not to tell anyone about these dalliances. Here are quotes from his deposition that support these claims:
”Troiani: She says that just days after … she told you that she did not drink, you told her to come over to [your townhouse] and served her amaretto. Do you recall serving her amaretto?
That you told her to sit next to you on the couch and that you put your arm around her and began massaging her shoulder and arms suggestively. Did that occur? … This occurred sometime after you met her parents.
I need clarification on time.
She’s 17 and I believe throughout the time she knows you she becomes 18 or 19. On a later occasion you had her masturbate you with lotion. Did that ever happen?
Troiani: So, was the purpose of that to disguise…
I have to finish my question. Was it to disguise that you were paying money to Therese?
Who were you preventing from knowing that?
Mrs. Cosby. ”
He admits to sleeping with these young, teenage girls sent to him by a modeling agency while he did work on a sitcom. Cosby paid off these young women to prevent his wife, Camille from finding out about these affairs. He was also accused of engaging in a dalliance with nineteen year old Therese Serignese in 1976. So far, he has been publicly accused of sexual assault by over fifty women over the past year or so. As for the Constand case, she decided not to testify in the case and ”take the witness” stand. Instead, she had a detective read her statements about the night she was drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby.
Bill Cosby also faces another sexual assault suit from another accuser, Chloe Goins. A previous lawsuit by Goins was dropped due to a lack of evidence. Recently, Goins filed another lawsuit accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault and depicting Playboy magazine founder, Hugh Hefner as a conspirator in the situation. Both men will face prosecution from the court. Only time will tell if these two will be prosecuted and face punishment for their crimes against women’s bodies and privacy.
Recently, Bill Cosby’s lawyers seek to have the accuser, Andrea Constand testify in the lawsuit against him. One of his lawyers, Brian J McMonagle argued that it is fair to let the accuser testify in the case because she was the one who witnessed the incident. Other lawyers of Bill Cosby such as Monica Pressley, Joseph C. Sarles and Christopher Tayback suggested that the charges against him be dropped and have a new preliminary hearing that requires Andrea Constand’s presence in the courtroom regarding the case.
At the moment, Bill Cosby is in one of the most precarious events of his life. He will stand trial in the sexual assault case that Andrea Constand initiated and doesn’t have much years left. If he is convicted of sexual assault, he would serve up to fifteen to thirty years in prison.
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