In Closing Argument, Bill Cosby’s Lawyer Calls Accuser ‘Untruthful’ and Says ‘A Man’s Life is at Stake’

June 12, 2017

 

Bill Cosby‘s defense attorney spent nearly two hours in his closing argument Monday detailing inconsistent statements Andrea Constand made to law enforcement after an encounter Constand alleges was sex assault but the defense says was consensual. “Why are we running from the truth of this case, this relationship?” attorney Brian McMonagle asked the jury. “What’s happening here is wrong and the only people who can stop it is you…. A man’s life is at stake.”

Constand “said one thing yesterday. Another thing today,” McMonagle continued. “What is she going to say tomorrow? Unless your verdict in this case is not guilty, then I can assure you tomorrow will be too late.”

McMonagle also criticized prosecutors for reopening the case in 2015, after then-Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor, Jr., decided not to charge Cosby in 2005. The case was only reopened after transcripts of Cosby’s deposition in Constand’s long-settled civil suit became public, in which Cosby admitted to giving Quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with in the 1970s, both sides agree. CLICK FOR MORE

 

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