Bill Cosby is facing trial for drugging a Temple student in 2004. However, due to the overwhelming evidence against him, he is reportedly asking his lawyers to seek a plea deal.
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Bill Cosby hopes to cop a plea that will allow him to avoid any prison time for his alleged sex crimes, according to a source close to the disgraced comedian.
After a Pennsylvania judge ruled the shocking testimony in a 2005 civil lawsuit in which he admitted to giving women drugs before having sex with them admissible, Cosby plans to ask his attorneys to seek a plea deal to avoid a trial, the source said.
Cosby has been charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in a 2004 incident involving a former Temple University student. A criminal trial is scheduled to begin in June.
Over 50 women have come forward to say Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them.
Cosby is 79, and his family hopes a plea will let him avoid dying in prison.
“He and his family, including his wife, Camille, are adamant that Bill won’t be able to convince a jury to let him off,” a source close to the Cosbys told The Post.
“Cosby and his family believe he’ll be eligible for a sentence of just probation . . . and remove the threat of him dying in prison,” the source said.
“They are hoping that the district attorney will feel as though he’s won with a plea deal and they’re thinking that the DA will consider Cosby’s age, his medical condition, the fact that he’s paid the victim on the case millions, and the fact that his career is over,” the source said.
Spokesmen for the Montgomery County, Pa., District Attorney’s Office declined to speculate on a plea deal.
“I have no comment,” Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said.
Good luck with that.