Alleged Victim of Bill Cosby Will Cooperate with Prosecutors if Charges Are Brought Against Him
If prosecutors decide to arrest Bill Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in January 2004, she will fully cooperate, her attorney, Dolores M. Troiani, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“I think she’s a very strong lady,” says Troiani, in the lawyer’s first public comments about the possibility of her case being reopened. “She’ll do whatever she needs to do, whatever they ask of her.”
However, both Constand and Troiani are taking no public stance on whether the case should be reopened, Troiani says. (The statute of limitations to charge Cosby does not expire until Jaunary 2016, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.)
“It’s up to the prosecutors,” she says. “Whatever they think is fine with us.”Constand, 42, is a massage therapist who lives in Toronto. In January 2005, when she worked for Temple University in Philadelphia, she went to authorities alleging that Cosby, now 78, had sexually assaulted her in his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion the year before. Then-Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor, Jr. publicly called the case against Cosby “weak,” and decided not to press criminal charges against the veteran entertainer.