Bill Cosby is a free man and hopefully he will stay that way. Because prosecutors are requesting the case be re-opened for Andrea Constand. Monday TMZ broke the story; showing ‘receipts’ of legal documents from Pennsylvania prosecutors requesting the Supreme Court take another look at the PA Supreme Court’s ruling. So, if the request is granted it would put Bill Cosby back in jail.
‘America’s Favorite Dad’ served about two years of his 10 year sentence [June 2017] and was released June 2021. But the prosecutors insist that Cosby wasn’t given immunity from prosecution in the Andrea Constand case. Prosecution also argues that if Cosby is let off the hook it could set a ‘dangerous precedence if press releases are treated as immunity agreements’.
They went on to say, “This decision as it stands will have far-reaching negative consequences beyond Montgomery County and Pennsylvania. The U.S. Supreme Court can right what we believe is a grievous wrong,” Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele wrote in the petition, which seeks a Supreme Court review under the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Nonetheless, however; Cosby’s lawyers argue that he was guaranteed a promise that he couldn’t be charged anymore. According to Chicago Tribune, ‘the only written evidence of such a promise is a 2005 press release from the then-prosecutor, Bruce Castor’ who said he did not have enough evidence to arrest Cosby.
Who Is Andrea Constand
Andrea Constand claims to have known Bill Cosby since Jan 2004; alledging he drugged and raped her in his Pennsylvania mansion that same year. In 2017, she initially sued Cosby but it was declared a mistrial. The defense claimed the sexual intercourse was consensual. There are more than 60 women he denies similar allegations.
Cosby’s accuser released a memoir, The Moment: Standing up to Bill Cosby, Speaking up for Women. She claims she amended the book to reflect her disappointment with Cosby’s release.