A law firm that represented Bill Cosby in his sexual assault case is suing the fallen TV icon, TMZ reports.
“The Philly-based firm, Schnader Harrison Segal and Lewis, just filed suit against the now-convicted actor for failing to pay more than $50k in legal services it says it provided him,” the story reports. “One of SHS&L’s partners, Samuel Silver, was one of Cosby’s new lawyers as he geared up for his second trial earlier this year. However, Sam later withdrew from the case before proceedings got underway in April.”
The website reports that the legal documents don’t have a lot of details, “but there’s no question SHS&L worked on Cosby’s case for a while. He’d announced his new legal team — which included Michael Jackson’s former lawyer, Tom Mesereau — in August of 2017, which also included Silver at the time. Silver bailed on the case in January … so that’s 5 months on the books.
“Silver has also repped Cosby in other cases, and the expenses in the lawsuit reflect that work as well.”
Cosby is currently awaiting sentencing after being found guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
The report quotes his attorney Joe P. Green saying: “This claim arises from a disagreement over the amount of legal fees charged. Mr. Cosby’s team offered to submit that dispute to mediation, but Mr. Silver’s firm decided to file suit. We still hope to resolve the claim fairly.”