Bill Cosby is reportedly seeking a plea deal that will allow him to avoid any prison time for his alleged sex crimes, according to reports.
After a Pennsylvania judge ruled Cosby’s 2005 testimony in a civil lawsuit in which he admitted to giving women drugs before having sex with them admissible, Cosby plans to ask his attorneys to seek a plea deal to avoid a trial.
“He and his family, including his wife, Camille, are adamant that Bill won’t be able to convince a jury to let him off,” a source close to the Cosby’s told the New York Post.
“Cosby and his family believe he’ll be eligible for a sentence of just probation . . . and remove the threat of him dying in prison,” the source said.
“They are hoping that the district attorney will feel as though he’s won with a plea deal and they’re thinking that the DA will consider Cosby’s age, his medical condition, the fact that he’s paid the victim on the case millions, and the fact that his career is over,” the source said.
Spokesmen for the Montgomery County, Pa., District Attorney’s Office declined to speculate on a plea deal.
“I have no comment,” Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said.
Cosby has been charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in a 2004 incident involving a former Temple University student. A criminal trial is scheduled to begin in June.