“Justice comes for Cosby: Already guilty in the court of public opinion, America’s Predatory Step Uncle now gets his day in court.”
“Tom Mesereau, the former attorney for pop singer Michael Jackson, told CNN today that the prosecution in the case of Bill Cosby will have a difficult time proving guilt. Mesereau, who was hired by Jackson about nine months before his own criminal trial in 2005, spoke to CNN’s John Berman of how prosecutors will have a difficult time proving “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the comic legend is guilty of the crimes levied against him.”
“It’s deja vu!” Mesereau claimed, linking the current accusations against Cosby to those against the pop star over a decade ago. “It comes down to credibility,” said Mesereau, noting that the woman in question — a former Temple University employee — has been seeking financial gain through the case. “They’re going to have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this woman was drugged against her will — which I just can’t believe happened… that a man his age wanted to have sex with her while she was unconscious and under drugs. It doesn’t make any sense to me.”
Well, but, surely Meserau realizes that Cosby already admitted to having sexual relations with the accused. As for the drugs, he admitted in the deposition that is at the center of this case to using Quaaludes
But what makes me think Cosby surely has to be guilty is that there are so many other accusers. Fifty different accusers all lying, all telling a very similar story? But Mesereau points out that in the Michael Jackson case, the prosecution thought that by having all these witnesses accusing Jackson would be overwhelming evidence but the opposite was true as Mesereau and the defense just had to poke holes in the narrative of one accuser to cast aspersions on the testimony of all of them.
“Financial motive can come into the question of bias: what motivates someone to make claims and why were they willing to take money and go away? There’s a lot more to this than what meets the eye at the moment,” Mesereau continued.
It is true that defense will make an issue out of her already getting paid in a civil case. Why is she pushing for criminal charges now after taking money in 2005? Because of a newly released deposition of Cosby during the civil trial:
“There’s not a question in terms of pills being provided to [Constand], there’s not a question in terms of a question of what went on in terms of the digital penetration,” Steele said.