According to the Associated Press, “The defense argued that the current district attorney cannot go back on the word of a predecessor who has said he promised Cosby wouldn’t be charged in the case. The defense said Cosby relied on that pledge when he testified in a related lawsuit about his contact with the accuser and other women who have accused him of drugging and molesting them.”
The lawyers wrote in a statement seen in the state’s Supreme Court’s website: “When a district attorney acts for the Commonwealth and assures a criminal defendant that he will never be prosecuted for a particular event, that promise must be enforced and it certainly must be enforced where, as here, the defendant detrimentally relies on that assurance in waiving constitutional rights, including his right against self-incrimination.”
Cosby has been free from jail since December after a $1 million bail. Unless Cosby is granted an appeal, he is scheduled to appear in court on May 24.
SOURCE: Associated Press | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty