Bill Cosby will not go down without a fight!
As we reported last month, the comedian was arraigned for one charge of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand for an incident that occurred in 2004.
On Monday, The Cosby Show star's attorney wants these claims completely dismissed!
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According to lawyer Monique Pressley, these charges against the 78-year-old "violate an express agreement" where Cosby "would never be prosecuted with respect to the allegations of sexual assault made by complainant Andrea Constand."
Back in 2006, the disgraced actor and Constand agreed to a civil settlement after she initially sued him.
According to Cosby's counsel, authorities agreed to a "non-prosecution agreement… for the express purpose of inducing Mr. Cosby to testify fully in Ms. Constand's civil litigation against him."
In a statement against District Attorney Kevin Steele, Monique said :
"Now, to fulfill campaign promises, the newly-elected District Attorney has repudiated the agreement and has based these criminal charges on the very testimony Mr. Cosby gave in reliance on the Commonwealth's non-prosecution agreement."
Pressley also accuses Steele of using this case "to advance Mr. Steele's political ambitions by inflaming the public against Mr. Cosby."
Bill is currently out on $1 million bail.
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