USA Today reports that while Bruce Castor took the stand and stated that he didn’t pursue criminal charges against Cosby because of “credibility” issues with Cosby’s accuser, former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, the ex DA made it known in his testimony that he hopes Cosby’s efforts to get the case thrown out prove unsuccessful.
In the eyes of Cosby’s legal team, Castor is a key witness in the case.
Recalling his reasons for not going after Cosby back in the day, Castor maintained that there was “insufficient, credible and admissible evidence” in 2005 to show the TV icon had committed a crime without a reasonable doubt. Adding to this, Castor told the court that Constand did not behave like a victim of sexual assault.
“The behavior detailed within (police interviews) was inconsistent with a person who had been sexually assaulted,” Castor testified. “Her actions, on her own, including going to a lawyer before going to police, had created a credibility issue for her that could never be improved upon.”
Nevertheless, the Castor’ stood firm in his support of prosecutors against Cosby.
“Let’s be clear,” Castor told Cosby’s attorney. “I’m not on your team here. I want (prosecutors) to win” at the hearing.
Castor’s testimony is the latest development in Constand’s case against Cosby, which goes back to 2004 and stems from an encounter at Cosby’s home with Constand, who accused him a year later of drugging and raping her.