Bill Cosby Fires His Entire Legal Team; What’s His Game?
As we all know, Bill Cosby is super guilty. By which we mean that he was found guilty by a jury of his peers for multiple counts in the 2004 sexual assault against Andrea Constand.
He is due to be sentenced in three months … but he has fired his entire high-profile legal team.
What is he thinking?
Bill Cosby still has three months to go before he is sentenced for all three counts of aggrivated indecent assault of Andrea Constand.
He remains under house arrest until that time.
It is quite the surprise to learn that he has dismissed his press-friendly attorney, Tom Mesereau, whom he brought on board to defend him in 2017.
Mesereau is famous for having defended Michael Jackson, but his courtroom strategy wasn’t enough to hoodwink the jury.
Perhaps Cosby is unwilling to continue paying the man who failed to get him an acquittal.
Cosby isn’t going to represent himself at his two-day sentencing hearing, which is scheduled for September 24-25.
He has instead hired Pennsylvania attorney Joseph P. Green Jr. to fulfill that role.
Green is an established lawyer, but not nearly as high-profile as Cosby’s previous representation.
It may be that Cosby simply wants an attorney but is no longer willing to shell out big bucks for high priced representation for another three months — not if he doesn’t believe that it will change anything at his sentencing.
Some have wondered if he may be hoping that, by acquiring a new attorney, the date of his sentencing hearing might be pushed back.
Cosby is 80 years old, and will be 81 after his July 12 birthday.
Some wonder if, comfortable while under house arrest, he is pushing to delay his incarceration as long as possible.
As we said, some find this move surprising, but it is actually consistent with Cosby’s recent history with attorneys.
In July of 2017, Cosby’s jury deadlocked the first time around.
After that mistrial was declared, Cosby fired his attorneys Brian McMonagle and Angela Agrusa in order to hire Mesereau.
As a result, his new trial date was pushed back from the autumn of 2017 to the spring of 2018.
The #MeToo movement began later in 2017, making millions of people more aware that yes, sometimes the people who seem nice on camera are actually sex monsters who’ve gotten away with it all for years.
In fact, potential jurors had months to soak in story after story about famous, seemingly charming men who terrorized women and used their wealth and influence to cover it up.
In light of that, many wonder if Cosby wishes that his second trial had been much, much earlier.
But this new shift in his legal representation might might that he ends up pushing his sentencing another few months. Perhaps all of the way to 2019.
It is difficult to tell if this is part of a legal strategy, though.
McMonagle and Agrusa themselves had replaced his previous attorney, Marty Singer, in 2015.
Maybe Cosby is just being grouchy or quickly grows dissatisfied with his attorneys.
It is very difficult to tell what exactly is going on in that man’s mind right now.
Aside from, one assumes, fear.
Some rumors suggest that Cosby may need another attorney for a very different courtroom in the near future.
Is Camille Cosby planning to divorce him?
In public, his wife says that his conviction was “mob justice” and somehow the fault of racism.
12 jurors of his peers doesn’t sound much like “mob justice” to us.
And if racism was at play behind that guilty verdict, then why didn’t the jury in 2017 convict?
But if she is privately planning to leave him, he could find himself facing off in two court battles at the same time.
Would he retain a divorce attorney for any longer than he holds onto defense attorneys?
Who knows, with that guy.