Bill Cosby is in hot waters—and his lead attorney believes he is not guilty of the charges leveled against him.
“My client is not guilty,” Monique Pressley told Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Thursday. “And there will be no consideration on our part of any sort of arrangement.”
Cosby was arraigned on one charge of aggravated indecent assault—after he was accused of drugging a woman named Andrea Constand at his mansion in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania in 2004—when he invited the victim over to his place.
When asked how Cosby is viewing the charges, Pressley said, “I can’t testify really about his state of mind, personally, he’s been accused unjustly of a crime, so certainly that’s upsetting. But he’s in good spirits and he knows that he has a legal team that is intent on defending him until he’s exonerated.”
“Well, it’s a charge and any person who’s charged with a crime, the threat of liberty interests being lost is there,” Pressley continued, “but we’re focused on getting to the facts in this very old case that was once decided as such that the former D.A. said there was no need to go further and that it belonged in the civil courts and now, through a game of political football, at which my client’s life is the center, we’re back again.”
“The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office came as no surprise, filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county’s DA during which this case was made the focal point. Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law,” Bill Cosby’s attorneys said in an earlier statement.
The stand-up comedian who has remained silence over the incident took twitter to pen something down.
“Friends and fans, Thank You,” he wrote on Thursday.