Cosby Lawyers Accuse Prosecutors of Playing “Gotcha” Game

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When defense attorneys for comedian Bill Cosby filed their final motion yesterday before a key pretrial hearing set for Feb. 2, they also accused the prosecutors in the case of playing a “gotcha” game by relying on testimony that a former Montgomery County district attorney had promised not to use.

According to an Associated Press report, current Montco D.A. Kevin Steele said the recently unsealed testimony by Cosby about an incident between himself and Andrea Constand was part of the new evidence that led him to file indecent assault charges against Cosby last month. Read more »

Cosby Goes to Court to Keep Settlement Secret — Again

The plaintiffs in the federal civil lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby earlier this year are trying once again to pry open the settlement of a 2005 lawsuit in which they were unnamed co-plaintiffs. And once again, the comedian has responded by attempting to keep it all secret, even though a piece of it no longer is.

On Thursday, Cosby’s lawyers filed a motion to quash the subpoena in the federal district court here in Philadelphia. The road leading to this second round of plaintiffs’ subpoenas and Cosby’s motions to quash has a few twists in it. This past June, the plaintiffs in the civil suit — Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz — subpoenaed materials pertaining to them in a 2005 civil suit filed by alleged Cosby victim Andrea Constand, who included the three women as co-plaintiffs, two of them as Jane Does. Like the current suit, that one alleged Cosby defamed them by essentially calling them liars for alleging that the comedian had drugged and then sexually assaulted them. The 2005 suit was settled out of court, with the settlement terms and all materials relating to the suit sealed. Read more »

Creepy Bill Cosby Wax Sculpture Hits eBay for $9,500

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An antique shop in Beverly Hills is looking to unload a creepy looking Bill Cosby sculpture that it acquired from a wax museum in Belgium. The “Buy It Now” price for the “magnificent” life-size figure is $9,500. The sale was brought to the world’s attention thanks to comedian Neil Hamburger, who tweeted this to his 85,000 followers:

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Here’s Bill Cosby Mugshot After He Was Charged With Assault in Constand Case

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Bill Cosby’s first mugshot, courtesy of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

Since 2005, dozens of women have accused legendary Philadelphia comedian Bill Cosby of offenses including sexual assault, but Cosby has never been charged with a crime. Until today. Read more »

Here’s the Countersuit Bill Cosby Just Filed Against Seven of His Accusers

Actor/comedian/educator/philanthropist Bill Cosby, his reputation in tatters due to repeated allegations of sexual assault, has taken a step to try to repair that reputation today.

In response to a defamation suit initially filed by Tamara Green and joined by six more of the women who have accused him of sexual assault, Cosby has filed a countersuit (below) seeking a retraction of their statements along with the maximum compensatory and punitive damages allowed by law. Read more »

Gloria Allred on Bad Men, Feminism, and Leaving Philly Behind

Attorney Gloria Allred makes a statement regarding the deposition of comedian Bill Cosby, during a news conference at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Attorney Gloria Allred makes a statement regarding the deposition of comedian Bill Cosby, during a news conference at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Gloria Allred has made a career and a sizable fortune out of making miserable the lives of famous men accused of misdeeds, malfeasance, and murder, from Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson to Arnold Schwarzenegger and, most recently, fellow Philadelphia native Bill Cosby. But back in the early 1960s, she was a single mom with a diploma from Girls’ High and $100 to her name. We caught up with the feared legal titan at her office in Los Angeles for a quick chat. Read more »

Temple Faculty: Revoke Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

Comedian Bill Cosby at Temple University's commencement Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Philadelphia.

Comedian Bill Cosby at Temple University’s commencement Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Philadelphia.

Temple’s faculty senate voted yesterday for a resolution that calls for Temple President Neil Theobald to strip Bill Cosby of his honorary degree.

The Temple News reports the vote was done after faculty senate members were made aware of a deposition where Cosby admitted to giving women quaaludes and later having sex with them. Cosby has never been charged with a crime, but he has been accused by scores of women of drugging and raping them. Cosby has denied the allegations.

A Temple spokesman says Theobald does not have the power to strip honorary degrees; only the Board of Trustees can do so. Cosby resigned from the board a year ago; NBC’s Tamron Hall replaced him. Read more »

Swarthmore Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

Swarthmore has rescinded its honorary degree to Bill Cosby, effective immediately, the school announced.

“Mr. Cosby has testified in a deposition under oath, which was made public in July, that he routinely and premeditatively drugged women before having sex with them,” Swarthmore President Valerie Smith said. “We find that his admitted personal behaviors are wholly inconsistent with our institutional values — and ones we would never want our own students or graduates to emulate.” Read more »

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