By Dominick Fils-Aime | December 11, 2016
The legend of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby continues, as it has been reported that the alleged rapist is seeking a plea deal to avoid trial for drugging a Temple University student in 2004.
According to Page Six, due to the overwhelming evidence mounted against him, Cosby has reportedly asked his lawyers to coordinate a plea deal, as he and his family aren’t confident that a jury would let him off for his alleged sex crimes. In short, a successful plea agreement would function to keep 79 year old from dying in prison, avoiding a jury that would surely convict him and possibly keep him out of a correctional facility all together.
Despite staying mum in regards to his alleged sexual assaults since they resurfaced, shocking testimony emerged from a 2005 civil lawsuit in which the comedian admitted to giving women drugs before engaging in sexual activity with them. Sadly, the Philadelphia Judge on the case rendered the clear admission of guilt admissible.
Cosby has been charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in a 2004 incident concerning the Temple University student in question. The criminal trial the Cosby family is trying to avoid is set to begin in June.
After over 50 women have come forward to say Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them, the Cosby camp is likely correct in their belief that any jury set to hear the trial would be inclined to indict.
“He and his family, including his wife, Camille, are adamant that Bill won’t be able to convince a jury to let him off,” a source close to the Cosbys told The Post.
“Cosby and his family believe he’ll be eligible for a sentence of just probation . . . and remove the threat of him dying in prison,” the source said.
“They are hoping that the district attorney will feel as though he’s won with a plea deal and they’re thinking that the DA will consider Cosby’s age, his medical condition, the fact that he’s paid the victim on the case millions, and the fact that his career is over,” the source said.
So I guess being old, rich enough to pay off victims and a dried up career are reason enough to keep a sexual predator on the street. It is the legal system however. We use to call it the justice system.