Prosecutors who are pursuing sex-assault charges against Bill Cosby claim that he wants special treatment in trying to have the case thrown out even before the first evidence hearing, according to the Associated Press.
In a response to Cosby’s motion to dismiss the case, suburban Philadelphia prosecutors alleged that the legendary comedian may have been “committing similar crimes for decades and getting away with it, all over the country, using his celebrity and fortune to avoid the consequences.”
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele also said Wednesday that there was no valid agreement to never prosecute the comedian, as a former prosecutor claimed. Former District Attorney Bruce Castor is expected to testify next month for the defense that he made the deal to persuade Cosby to testify in the accuser’s 2005 civil lawsuit.
Common Pleas Judge Steven O’Neill has scheduled a Feb. 2 hearing on the defense motion to dismiss the criminal case. Cosby has not yet entered a plea.