Bill Cosby Retrial For Rape Case Set For April 2018
Bill Cosby will face the music of justice at his newly appointed retrial on April 2, 2018 at the Norristown, PA court house, not far from Philadelphia. The 80-year-old fallen actor and comedian stands accused of triple felony charges of aggravated indecent assault on a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand. He is being tried criminally in Pennsylvania due to the state's unusually long period of statutes of limitation.
More than 60 other women have accused him of similar crimes, dating back decades. Now, while the statute of limitations may have expired in most of those cases, I will go out on a limb and say that if 60 different women, who don't know each other, claim you assaulted them, you're probably guilty (or they're jumping on the bandwagon to get a piece of that Cosby bank account). Luckily for the clearly fame-leveraging Cosby, those cases cannot be put to trial and he's off the hook for them.
Don't look so glum! They are hitting him in his wallet too, as one case had special circumstances in California. One woman, Judy Huth, claims to have been assaulted by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion when she was only 15-years-old. The fact that she was a minor when this happened left Cosby open for a civil suit. And a civil suit he got, and in a big way as the alleged victim's lawyer is none other than mega-crazy, yet effective, Gloria Allred.
Allred actually cited the entire Humpty Dumpty child's rhyme in comparison to Cosby being Humpty Dumpty. I suspect that the "Hump" part of the name is an unintended pun, but who knows with Allred. If it is, kudos on the full steam ahead wit and for forgoing craziness.
The civil case in California has also been moved as Cosby is using an often used stall tactic by changing his legal team constantly to warrant continuances in the trials.
Cosby actually admitted, on record, that he did indeed give Benadryl pills to Constand on the night he is alleged to have assaulted her in his Philadelphia-area mansion. Even though you would think an admission like this makes him clearly guilty, he muddied that clarity up by insisting that the tryst was consensual. Surely all of the other 60 incidents were consensual too, right? It makes absolute sense that 60 women would risk their reputations and careers to speak up against such a powerful man just for smiles and giggles, right? Or maybe they all thought he would make them famous after they hooked up with him, but they remained losers and now they're mad they work a normal job all their life, so they're suing him for that.
The aging Cosby faces up to 10 years in the slammer if he is convicted of his criminal charges in Pennsylvania. He probably doesn't care at this point. He's basically one-eyed and falling apart at his age. It's not like he could even hook up with chicks anymore at this point, so what's he have to lose?