Somebody needs to investigate that DA for striking ANY kind of deal and get the state bar association involved. Just because Cosby had to testify in a civil case doesn't make him immune from prosecution absent ANY kind of written agreement.
The DA COULDN'T make any such binding promise.
Cosby is sunk if the case proceeds after the preliminary hearing.
A judge refused to throw out the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside claims that a previous district attorney had granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago.
Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill issued the ruling after a hard-fought two-day hearing.
The case now moves to a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to try the 78-year-old Cosby on charges he drugged and violated former Temple University athletic department employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. The TV star could get up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
In 2005, then-District Attorney Bruce Castor decided the case was too flawed to prosecute. But Castor's successors reopened the investigation last year after Cosby's lurid, decade-old testimony from Constand's civil suit was unsealed at the request of The Associated Press and after dozens of other women came forward with similar accusations that destroyed Cosby's nice-guy image as America's Dad.
Cosby thought he was above the law and thought he had the DA wrapped around his little finger. He thought the whole matter was done and over with.
Never mind that dozens of women later on would come forward. He was and is now fair game.
He shouldn't have assaulted Constand in the first place.