A key witness called by Bill Cosby’s defense team offered testimony that may have hurt the comedian’s case during a hearing today near Philadelphia, where the Cosby team is seeking to have sexual assault charges against Cosby dismissed.
USA Today reports that former District Attorney Bruce Castor testified about his decision not to pursue charges back in 2005, saying that at the time he found there was “insufficient credible and admissible evidence” to bring a conviction. Castor also testified that Cosby’s accuser, Andrea Constand, had credibility issues and showed behavior he said was “inconsistent with a person who had been sexually assaulted.”
But Castor also told Cosby’s attorney: “Let’s be clear. I’m not on your team here. I want [prosecutors] to win.” The report adds that on cross-examination, Castor said: “What I think is that Andrea Constand was inappropriately touched by Mr. Cosby. I am not analyzing back in 2005 as to what I think. I am analyzing it back in 2005 as to what I can prove.”