The best Bill Cosby’s defense today in a hearing for his sexual assault trial was asking the judge remove himself from the trial because his wife is an advocate for sexual assault victims. Attacking the judge nowadays is kind of a new Technic showing your innocence? Just a rhetoric wondering.
The judge presiding over Bill Cosby’s on Thursday rejected the U.S. comedian request to remove himself from the trial.
“She’s an independent woman and has a right to be involved in anything she believes in,” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill said in court.
Bill Cosby, known in U.S. Entertainment business for the TV hit “The Cosby Show,” has been accused of sexual assaulting by 50 women but none of these accusations can be subject of prosecution because these happened decades ago. Yeah, past stay in the past, now we look forward to the future.
However, the American comedian has denied criminal wrongdoing, insisting that all his sexual contact were consensual.
The Cosby’s defense filed today evidence about the judge’s wife. Deborah O’Neill as a psychotherapist at Penn coordinates a group that helps sexual assault victims.
O’Neill made a $100 donation to a feminist group at the University of Pennsylvania sponsoring the annual V-Day activities that take place at many college campuses, often including a production of the play “The Vagina Monologues.”
“The donation was made by my wife with university funds, not marital assets.” The judge O’Neill said today in the trial.
“Put yourself in our shoes. Understandably, we are concerned.” Cosby’s defense counsel told the judge.
Cosby’s lawyers of course are concerned due to judge’s decision on whether some witnesses will be allowed to testify at the retrial, scheduled for April 2.
The witness Margo Jackson, who worked with Constand at Temple University had admit that the former administrator for the school’s basketball team said she could make money by accusing a celebrity of drugging and assaulting her.
For the record, in the first trial, O’Neill ruled Jackson’s testimony was inadmissible because it was hearsay but now is reconsidering with further information about what she heard.