Bill Cosby’s wife announced Friday that she’s retained a former prosecutor to investigate the judge who will preside over her husband’s looming sentencing.
In a prepared statement, Camille Cosby announced she’d brought on Brian W. Perry “to facilitate my efforts to uncover the truth.”
Her letter comes just days after Montgomery County Court Judge Steven O’Neill declined for a second time to recuse himself from her husband’s Monday sentencing.
It also follows a trip by the wife to Harrisburg, where she filed a complaint with the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania.
Bill Cosby, 81, was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April for drugging and molesting Temple University staffer Andrea Constand in 2004.
The Cosbys and their legal team allege that O’Neill is biased, because decades ago he launched a failed bid for Montgomery County District Attorney against former prosecutor Bruce Castor, who declined to criminally prosecute “America’s Dad” in 2005.
O’Neill would later rule that Castor could not testify at Cosby’s trial, deeming him an uncredible witness. The sentencing, which is expected to span two days, remains scheduled for Sept. 24. The disgraced comic faces up to 10 years on each count.