Ex-DA Doesn’t Think Bill Cosby Deal Had to Be Written

Bill Cosby, Monique Pressley, Brian McMonagle
In this Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 photo Bill Cosby, center, accompanied by his attorneys Brian McMonagle, left, and Monique Pressley, arrives at court to face a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault, in Elkins Park, Pa. The attorneys hired to defend Cosby in the sex-assault case are a study in contrasts. McMonagle, 57, is expected to lead the defense arguments inside the courtroom when Cosby, 78, returns to court Feb. 2 in a crucial bid to have the case dismissed. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A former district attorney who decided not to charge Bill Cosby in a decade-old sexual assault case says there was no written agreement that the comedian could never be prosecuted later because he felt it was unnecessary. The former attorney also said he believes the comedian inappropriately touched his accuser but didn’t think he could overcome the lack of physical evidence.

Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. told a judge Tuesday he thought there would never be enough evidence to prosecute Cosby. Castor made clear in testifying for the defense Tuesday that he’s rooting for the prosecution. He told Cosby’s lawyer: “I want them to win.”

Cosby’s lawyers want a judge to dismiss the felony case against him. A new prosecutor arrested Cosby on Dec. 30. The defense says Cosby had a deal that he wouldn’t be charged, which is why he testified in his accuser’s 2005 lawsuit. Pressed by the judge on why he wouldn’t get the agreement in writing, Castor says it might’ve suggested Cosby did something wrong.

The hearing will resume Wednesday.

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