Bill Cosby was welcomed to the courthouse today in Norristown, PA with fans yelling ‘we love you,” from fans screaming and showing support, to Cosby preparing for the legal fight of his life in the hearsay case with Andrea Constand.
The 79-year old actor, comedian, and philanthropist is facing three counts of aggravated indecent assault based on Andrea Constand’s allegations and claims that he sexually assaulted her in 2004.
Newly elected Montgomery County D.A. Kevin Steele asked not only for the illegally recorded calls from 2005 to come into evidence but is asking the courts to allow 13 women to testify against Cosby.
Steele ran his election campaign promising the public he would put Cosby in jail….it seems if he had enough evidence to arrest Cosby, why does he need the illegally recorded phone calls and other witnesses to try and convict Cosby???
“According to “Compilation of State and Federal Privacy Laws” By Robert Ellis Smith, 2002, p. 23. “Pennsylvania: Perhaps the nations strongest, Pennsylvania law forbids wiretapping or eavesdropping, even by law enforcement without the consent of both parties.”
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele argued in court today that Cosby was aware that he was being recorded during the phone call.
See attached exhibit:
Does this really look like someone who was aware they were being recorded??? Constand lied and said it was a parrot????????
Steele also argued that Pennsylvania’s wiretap laws should not apply since Cosby was in California and Gianna Constand was in Canada when the call took place.
The trial date has been set for June 5, 2017.
The judge has delayed as to rulings on motions that were filed.
McMonagle acknowledged in court Angela Agrusa, who was present, and who also has handled Cosby’s civil cases, will seek pro hac vice admission in Montgomery County for the criminal case.
Story is still developing: