Bill Cosby's lawyer 'confident' in acquittal if case is retried
Bill Cosby's criminal defense attorney, Brian McMonagle, speaking two days after a mistrial was declared in the comedian's sexual assault case, said he is confident that if there is another trial his client will be acquitted.
"What I would say to all of Mr. Cosby's fans and some of the folks on the other side of this, we have a wonderful criminal justice system in this country," McMonagle said on ABC's "Good Morning America."
"Trust it, believe in it and I'm confident that if this case is retried, he'll be acquitted," he said.
Asked what he would say to people who have heard about other accusers against Cosby, McMonagle said: "None of these accusations have ever been vetted. None of them have ever been put to the test."
"None of them have ever been cross-examined and the one time that it has happened, fair-minded people couldn't come to a conclusion," he said in reference to the case that ended Saturday in a mistrial. "Presume innocence, and trust the system."
After six days of deliberation, the seven men and five women selected to serve on the Pennsylvania jury were unable to render a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault with which Cosby had been charged.
Cosby, 79, had pleaded not guilty.
Kevin R. Steele, the district attorney from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, jas already said he will seek a new trial against Cosbyh
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