On December 30, Bill Cosby was charged for aggravated indecent assault for an alleged incident in 2004 with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee. The statute of limitations for the case will end this month, meaning it is the last change for Cosby to be prosecuted for the incident by the district attorney. Shareholder Barry I. Slotnick talked to NBC News about how difficult it might be to prosecute Cosby.
“This case is over with. Too much time has passed,” Slotnick says. “The major question the jury will have for the accuser is, ‘Where have you been and why did you settle?’ I think Cosby's position is going to be ‘Yes, I had sex with her and it was consensual.’”
Slotnick also weighed in on whether other women who have accused Cosby will be allowed to testify.
“Cosby will be on trial for allegedly assaulting one woman, not dozens of women. The jury is going to have to sort out who is telling the truth and who isn't.”
Read the full article – “How Hard Will It Be to Convict Bill Cosby?” (NBC News, December 30, 2015)