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03-29-2016, 07:20 PM

(Black serial rapist) Bill Cosby in the news (https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=nws&authuser=0&q=%22Bill+Cosby%22&oq=%22Bill+Cosby%22&gs_l=news-cc.3..43j0l10j43i53.3271.6487.0.6747. .144.1261.5j7.12.0...0.0...1ac.1.Bf8UOawAL-U&gws_rd=ssl)
Janice Dickinson will have day in court with Bill Cosby (http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/janice-dickinson-will-have-day-court-bill-cosby)
Dickinson has alleged that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in a Nevada hotel room in 1982
George Lopez recalls bizarre oral sex advice from Bill Cosby (http://thegrio.com/2016/03/29/george-lopez-recalls-bizarre-oral-sex-advice-from-bill-cosby/)
Bill Cosby Gave George Lopez This Gross Advice About Picking Up Women (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bill-cosby-george-lopez_us_56fabd6ee4b014d3fe243f2b)
Bill Cosby accusers upset over museum exhibit that highlights his career (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/03/29/bill-cosby-accusers-upset-over-museum-exhibition-that-celebrates-his-career/)
Judge: Bill Cosby accusers can see Andrea Constand's case file (http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/21/us/bill-cosby-accusers/)

The Bobster
03-30-2016, 08:07 AM

Attorney General Kathleen Kane Hires Former District Attorney Who Was Vital in Cosby's Defense
By Mark Scolforo
Published at 5:52 PM EDT on Mar 29, 2016

Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general hired as her second-in-command a former district attorney who has become a central figure in Bill Cosby's criminal defense.

Nigger-loving Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday she had created the position of solicitor general and filled it with Bruce Castor, a former district attorney and elected commissioner in the Philadelphia suburb of Montgomery County.

Cosby's lawyers have been trying to get a sex assault charge against him dismissed, including on the grounds that Castor gave Cosby a verbal immunity deal a decade ago. A judge threw out that claim last month, but the comedian's lawyers appealed.

Based on new evidence, Cosby was charged in December with sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004.

Castor, a Republican, will be paid a $150,000 salary and can maintain a private law practice on the side. He did not return phone messages seeking comment, and agency spokesman Chuck Ardo said he was busy becoming acclimated to the office.

"She has come to the conclusion that adding that position will help make the office more efficient as the administration draws to a close," Ardo said.

Kane, a Democrat, is not seeking re-election this year as she awaits trial in August on charges she unlawfully leaked secret grand jury material to a newspaper and then lied about it under oath. Her term expires in January.

In a pair of memos about the appointment that took effect March 21, Kane gave broad authority to Castor.

She referred to him as her chief policy adviser and gave him power to make decisions on "law-related activities or law-related services." Kane's own ability to perform those tasks has been questioned since the state Supreme Court voted unanimously in September to suspend her law license.

Kane was inspired to create the position by attorneys general in other states, who currently have solicitors general under them, Ardo said.

Asked if Kane had any misgivings about Castor's involvement in the Cosby case, Ardo said she believes Castor is "supremely qualified to fill the role she has chosen to put him in and believes that he is looking forward and not backward."

First Deputy Attorney General Bruce Beemer, who has been making law-related decisions during Kane's suspension, will report to Castor, but will remain first in line of succession should Kane die or otherwise vacate the office, Kane said in a statement.

An implementation memo signed by Kane on Tuesday said Castor will ensure he does not learn who may have provided evidence against Kane to the Montgomery County district attorney's office, which charged Kane.

Castor "shall do everything within his power not to read or listen to any media accounts pertaining to the (Kane case), and shall immediately report to the attorney general if he inadvertently learns any detail of that matter from any source," Kane wrote.

Prosecutors say Kane engineered a leak in 2014 to a Philadelphia Daily News reporter about a years-old investigation into the then-head of the NAACP chapter in Philadelphia. The leak allegedly was an attempt to discredit two former state prosecutors and critics who oversaw the probe. It did not produce charges against the NAACP official.

Kane has denied breaking the law and is fighting the charges in court. :rolleyes:

Castor was Montgomery County's district attorney from 2000 to 2008 and served as a county commissioner from 2008 until January. He lost a race for another term as district attorney last year.

Castor attended Lafayette College in Easton and Washington and Lee Law School in Virginia.

The Bobster
04-01-2016, 05:20 PM

Students Demand Notre Dame Revoke Cosby's Honorary Degree
Published 4 hours ago

Student leaders at the University of Notre Dame want the administration to revoke an honorary degree awarded to comedian Bill Cosby in 1990.

The South Bend Tribune reports that the student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to take back Cosby's honorary degree and to clarify the process by which individuals are selected to receive honorary degrees. Dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual abuse over the past several years.

The resolution states that revoking the honorary degree would send a message of support to sexual assault victims. University spokesman Paul Browne says Notre Dame has never revoked an honorary degree and doesn't plan to do so for Cosby alone. :mad: At least 26 colleges and universities have revoked honorary degrees awarded to Cosby.

The Bobster
04-05-2016, 07:21 AM

Motions Win in Bill Cosby's Defamation Case
Published 4 hours ago

Bill Cosby's effort to put a Massachusetts defamation lawsuit against him on hold until his Pennsylvania criminal case is resolved has been partially granted.

A U.S. District Court judge says discovery addressed to Cosby in the Massachusetts case is stayed but the case isn't stayed in any other respect. He says Cosby's motion is allowed in part and denied in part.

The judge says in a ruling issued Monday he's blocking discovery addressed to Cosby to avoid the "precarious dilemma" of Cosby having to choose whether to assert his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and put himself at a disadvantage in the Massachusetts case or waive that privilege and possibly incriminate himself in the Pennsylvania case.

Both cases involve women who've accused Cosby of sexual misconduct. Cosby denies their allegations.

The Bobster
04-13-2016, 06:12 AM

Cosby Asks Court To Reseal Testimony About Affairs, Drugs
April 13, 2016 8:56 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for Bill Cosby are urging a court to reseal the actor’s deposition testimony about extramarital affairs, Quaaludes and payments to women.

Cosby doesn’t want the decade-old testimony used in the legal battles he’s fighting with women who accuse him of sexual assault or defamation. :rolleyes:

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia is hearing arguments Wednesday.

The 78-year-old Cosby hopes to overturn a ruling that made the documents public last year at the request of The Associated Press.

The AP argues that the issue is now moot given the widespread news coverage that ensued.

Cosby admits to several affairs in the deposition and says he obtained prescription sedatives to give to women he hoped to seduce.

The deposition stems from a lawsuit filed by the accuser at the center of his pending criminal case.

The Bobster
04-13-2016, 08:43 AM

California Weighs Changing Rape Statute After Bill Cosby Claims
Some of Cosby's accusers say the statute of limitations prevents them from having their day in court
By Don Thompson
Published at 8:07 PM EDT on Apr 12, 2016

A California bill prompted in part by prosecutors' difficulty in pursuing sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday, when it passed a committee that previously had rejected efforts to allow prosecutions for crimes that victims say happened long ago.

The bill would eliminate the state's 10-year statute of limitations on rape and child molestation charges.

Previous versions failed years ago in the Senate Public Safety Committee. But the new bill by Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, passed the committee on a 4-0 vote after testimony by witnesses including Los Angeles lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents 30 of Cosby's accusers.

Several of the actor's accusers told senators they are unable to bring charges because they didn't come forward years ago, and California law generally requires filing charges within 10 years of the offense. Among them was actress Lili Bernard, who last year went to Atlantic City, New Jersey, police alleging that the comedian sexually assaulted her there decades ago. But New Jersey prosecutors could not consider charges because of that state's statute of limitations on sexual assaults.

"I had no recourse," said Bernard, who told how she still suffers emotional and physical distress. Several women said they did not come forward sooner because they were traumatized and feared they would not be believed.

The Associated Press doesn't typically name people who say they are sexual assault victims, but Bernard and other accusers spoke publicly about their allegations.

"For most of them, it is too late to have their day in court against Mr. Cosby because of the statute of limitations," Allred said. "The door to the courthouse is slammed in her face."

Cosby has consistently denied sexual abuse allegations made by dozens of women around the country, some of them from the 1960s. An attorney and spokeswoman for Cosby, Monique Pressley, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Eliminating the limit would lead to more wrongful convictions by allowing charges to be brought decades after witnesses' memories have clouded and evidence faded, making it difficult for suspects to defend themselves, objected kikess Natasha Minsker of the American Civil Liberties Jewnion.

It could be counterproductive because the current 10-year limit encourages victims to come forward and investigators to move swiftly, said Carolyn George, representing the California Public Defenders Association.

But committee members said they were stirred by the testimony and concerned that, in Leyva's words, there is "an expiration date for rape victims in California."

Nevada extended its statute from four to 20 years last year after testimony by a woman who accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her decades ago. Bills this year in Colorado and Oregon would extend the statute to 20 years.

California's bill would go farther by ending it entirely for rapes and molestations committed starting next year, or if the statute of limitations has not expired on the same crimes previously committed.

Allred is suing Cosby on behalf of a woman who says the comedian assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15, but a judge put Cosby's testimony on hold last month while he faces sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania. Cosby's former attorney has denied the lawsuit allegations, accusing the woman's former lawyer of attempting to extort Cosby for $250,000 before suing.

The Bobster
04-15-2016, 06:40 AM

Cosby Accuser Asks Judge To Void 2006 Secrecy Pact
April 15, 2016 7:04 AM

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) ó The accuser in Bill Cosbyís criminal sexual assault case in Pennsylvania wants a judge to void the secrecy clause surrounding their 2006 settlement since each side accuses the other of violating the pact.

A hearing Friday in federal court is set to weigh that issue and the lawsuit Cosby filed against accuser Andrea Constand, her mother and her lawyer.

Constandís lawyer Dolores Troiani says Cosby is using the court system to try to intimidate witnesses.

Cosbyís lawyers say the Constand camp has violated the secrecy pact by cooperating with officials who reopened her police complaint last year.

The judge also is hearing motions in Constandís defamation suit against former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor, the former suburban Philadelphia prosecutor who declined to arrest Cosby in 2005 and now says Constand enhanced her story when she filed suit.

Bill Cosby has denied any wrongdoing. :rolleyes: The hearing is expected to begin at 2 p.m.