After years of allegations, numerous accusers, and a recent poignant New York Magazine feature, Bill Cosby and his legal team are firing back at the accusations that he sexually assaulted numerous women during his career.
Last week, Washington, D.C-based attorney Monica Pressley spoke out in defense of the once-beloved comic performer now beleaguered by allegations of sexual assault from dozens of women on ABC’s Good Morning America. During her interview, Pressley spoke about the leaked 2005 deposition in which Cosby admitted he gave drugs to women with whom he wanted to have sex.
“There are a thousand-plus pages that are available of Mr. Cosby in his own words, and what we’re seeing so far are headlines that are grabbing one excerpt or two and misinterpreting them. The deposition said that there was use of Quaaludes, which was done often in the ’70s.”
Is Bill Cosby’s career effectively dead?
Earlier today on the Simi Sara Show, Simi spoke with Jason Maloni, senior vice president at the crisis management firm Levick, about if it is possible to salvage Bill Cosby’s reputation and why his legal team waited this long to act.
Simi asked Jason what his tactic would be if he were representing Bill Cosby.
“Punching back doesn’t make sense… The public’s mind has coalesced around the 35 women who have eerily similar accounts of their interactions with Bill Cosby. That’s not something you can sort of sit back and take weeks to mull over about what’s the best approach… the time to punch back was weeks and weeks ago. Where was [Monica Pressley] then?”