Jemal Countess/Getty Images(PHILDELPHIA) — Aggravated indecent assault charges against Bill Cosby will not be dismissed, despite his legal team’s efforts to get the case tossed out.
On Wednesday, a judge shot down the comedian’s motion to dismiss the case.
Wednesday morning, for the second day in a row, Cosby was back in a Pennsylvania court as his legal team continued to argue why the charge of aggravated indecent assault against the comedian should be dismissed.
Cosby, 78, was charged last December by Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele.
Tuesday, Bruce Castor, a former Montgomery County District Attorney, told the judge why he never charged the comedian when the alleged incident happened more than a decade ago.
There was never a formal document between the two men in writing, Castor explained, and he decided against drafting a document because he had no plans of prosecuting Cosby.
Castor also said accuser Andrea Constand’s “actions … created a credibility issue for her that could never be improved upon” and that statements from other alleged victims were “very old.”
Castor did say he believed Constand was telling the truth but argued that she had waited too long to come forward. Castor also said Constand contacted a civil lawyer in Philadelphia, weakening the prosecution’s case.
Before the court broke for lunch, the prosecution asked the judge to dismiss the defense’s request to have the case dropped, citing a lack of evidence.
Constand, a former Temple University employee, claimed the comedian invited her to his Pennsylvania home in 2004 and made two sexual advances despite her rebuffs. She also claimed Cosby gave her pills and wine, which made her unresponsive and unable to move. At that point, she claims Cosby sexually assaulted her.
Cosby gave the deposition in 2005 and was just released last year to the public after U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno unsealed it. In the deposition, Cosby admitted that he gave Quaaludes to one woman in the past.
Schmitt added that he believed the verbal word Castor gave his client more than 10 years ago and acknowledged the two parties had no written agreement.
Schmitt was the second witness the Cosby legal team has called on in the past two days in an effort to get Judge Steven T. O’Neill to throw out the aggravated indecent assault that was brought against Cosby.
Constand’s lawyer Dolores Troiani has not responded to ABC News’ request for comment.
In addition to the deposition released from the Constand civil suit last year, the charge also came after a barrage of women accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, dating back to the 1960s. Cosby fired back in early December, filing a countersuit for defamation against seven women who previously accused him of sexual misconduct.
Cosby’s attorney, Monique Pressley, previously responded to the assault charge in a statement to ABC News.
“The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office came as no surprise, filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county’s DA during which this case was made the focal point,” she said. “Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law.”
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