Monique Pressley Leaves Bill Cosby’s Defense Team
After a year of defending Bill Cosby against his laundry list of sexual assault allegations, Monique Pressley has left his defense team.
Monique Pressley Exits Cosby Defense Team
The Washington, D.C. based attorney, who had become pivotal in Cosby’s defense, announced in court filings that she is no longer representing the actor.
She’s the second attorney he’s lost in a year.
Cosby spokesperson Andrew Wyatt confirmed today that the Washington D.C based attorney is no longer part of the much-accused Cosby Show creator’s legal team. The shake-up in the actor’s defense now sees Angela Agrusa, the head of litigation at LA & NYC firm Liner LLP, and Pennsylvania based Brian McMonagle fronting Cosby’s efforts to avoid a potential decade behind bars on three felony second-degree aggravated indecent assault charges. Dropped on Cosby late last year, those charge are in addition to a variety of civil cases across the country that the actor is fighting.
Before leaving his side, Pressley was the primary public face of Cosby’s defense as she frequently appeared in the media on the actor’s behalf. Pressley herself did not respond to comment for request from Deadline on exiting Team Cosby. However, her social media presence such as Facebook still is filled with photos and posts about going to court for Cosby over the last several months.