BILL COSBY RAPE ALLEGATIONS: The Bill Cosby rape scandal continues to intensify. Former Montgomery County, Penn., district attorney Bruce Castor told the Daily Mail he wanted to arrest the actor/comedian on rape charges after Andrea Constand claimed he drugged and sexually assaulted her at his Pennsylvania home in January 2004. Castor decided against pursuing the charges due to insufficient evidence.
Miss Constand, a former director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team and college basketball star, launched a legal suit against Cosby, a man she called her ‘mentor’, in March 2005. She was the first – and only woman – to press charges against the comic legend.
And today, Mr Castor, who is now Montgomery County commissioner, told MailOnline exclusively: ‘I wanted to arrest Bill Cosby because I thought he was probably guilty, but being able to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt and thinking he’s probably guilty are two different things.
‘We knew back then that other woman had come forward, but even if they did it didn’t mean anything for our case as none of those cases resulted in charges and were remote in time.’
Commissioner Castor, a former two-term DA of Montgomery County and a private lawyer at the Bryn Mawr law office of Rogers and Associates., added: ‘The lady who was allegedly attacked waited a year before she reported it. As a result of that delay, any possible corroborating physical evidence was unavailable to us.
‘We couldn’t test for hairs, fibers, DNA and drugs in her system that might match those at Mr Cosby’s house. We didn’t have any corroborative evidence. Source: Daily Mail
Joan Tarshis, a former publicist, accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1969, when she was 19 years old. She accused Cosby of being a “serial rapist.” Barbara Bowman said no-one would listen until a man spoke up about the allegations surrounding Bill Cosby. Comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby a rapist during one of his comedy routines.