Bill Cosby’s attorney, Monique Pressley, joined Marc Lamont Hill back in August, to speak out and let the world know her stance, suspicions, and doubts regarding the dozens of sexual allegations accusers of Bill Cosby have suddenly come out with over the past several months.
Pressley focused on the legal implications of the allegations by those 35 women, arguing they could not be proven in a court of law.
Pressley told Hill:
I believe people are innocent until they’re proven guilty. And if you can’t prove them guilty in a court through prosecution then you don’t get the option of persecution instead. I don’t think that 10, 20, 30, 40 years later people get to decide to come forward when there is no opportunity – not just for Mr. Cosby to offer a defense for a criminal prosecution – there’s no opportunity for an alleged victim, an accuser, to prove up what actually happened.
She said women have a “responsibility” to come forward as soon as possible if they want justice they seek and deserve.
Pressley also stressed teh following:
The only way for a woman to get the justice that she seeks — and that, if her allegation is true, that she deserves — is to come forward [soon after the crime]. And even if the reasons that the women did not do that are legitimate ones, what cannot happen – in my opinion, in the United States – is that 40 years later there is a persecution tantamount to a witch hunt where there was no prosecution timely and there was no civil suit timely.
Watch what she has to say:
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