Cosby lawyer should indicate accuser his emails with ex-prosecutor

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 8:23 AM

Former prosecutor Bruce Castor has stepped forward since Cosby'south arrest latest year to testify that he'd promised Cosby a decade ago that he'd never be charged in the case.

Cosby lawyer should indicate accuser his emails with ex-prosecutor

A woman accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault is entitled to any documents or emails the comedian'south criminal lawyer shared with a former prosecutor who's become a key defense witness, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Former prosecutor Bruce Castor has stepped forward since Cosby'south arrest latest year to testify that he'd promised Cosby a decade ago that he'd never be charged in the case.

A judge refused to dismiss the charges on those grounds, but Cosby appealed and remains free on $1 million bail.

The ruling Friday came in the related defamation lawsuit that former Temple Univ employee Andrea Constand filed against Castor. Castor has said Constand changed her legend about her encounter with Cosby at his suburban Philadelphia residence in two thousand-fourth before she sued Cosby for damages.

"If the allegations in the civil complaint were contained with that detail in her statement to the police, we might've been able to create a case out of it," he told The Associated Press latest year, defending his decision not to prosecute as dozens of other accusers came forward.

Castor testified for the defense for an all day as Cosby'south lawyers sought to have the sex assault charges dropped in March. Constand on Friday won the right to look any police reports, emails or other correspondence that Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle had shared with him.

U. S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno, presiding at Friday'south hearing, is the same judge who agreed latest year to unseal excerpts from Cosby'south testimony in Constand's two thousand five lawsuit. In the excerpts, Cosby, who'south been married for more than fifty years, acknowledged a series of affairs and getting sedatives to give women he hoped to seduce. That led Castor'south successor to reopen the criminal case.

Cosby, meanwhile, has sued Constand for talking to police latest year despite their confidential settlement of that lawsuit.

Constand'south lawyers wish the confidentiality agreement voided because of remarks made by Cosby'south camp. Robreno keep that matter on hold.

The Associated Press generally doesn't identify people who declare they're victims of sexual assault unless they arrive forward publicly, as Constand has done.

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