NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor is expected to take the witness stand Tuesday in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby.
The barriers are up and the courtroom is cleared and Norristown says it’s ready.
“I think it’s going to be a madhouse. If you don’t have to come to Norristown, then I recommend you don’t,” Lori Molyneaux, of Sessano Cafe, told Eyewitness News.
Sessano Cafe is caddy corner from the courthouse and is opening early. Employees there are expecting to be busy all day.
“I hope it’s crazy. We’re opening up early tomorrow to at least have coffee in the morning,” Molyneaux said.
The 78-year-old comedian is due at the Montgomery County courthouse Tuesday, where his attorneys are expected to ask the judge to drop Aggravated Indecent Assault charges against him.
“The judge is going to hear evidence and argument on Bill Cosby’s defense council’s motion to dismiss the charges,” Attorney Linda Dale Hoffa told Eyewitness News.
Cosby’s lawyers say the comedian had a deal with authorities that he would never be charged with assaulting a former Temple employee in 2004 at Cosby’s Montgomery County home.
Hoffa says that evidence comes in the form a decade old oral agreement where then-Montgomery Country District Attorney Bruce Castor apparently told Cosby’s defense attorney that Cosby would never be charged for these alleged crimes.
“It does fall on his words, because it’s verbal and it’s not in writing and so far, no one has shown any paperwork to support what Bruce Castor is now saying,” Hoffa said.
Castor is expected to testify against Cosby as a defense witness.
Current District Attorney Kevin Steele is expected to present a 2005 press release from Castor, a key piece of evidence which could show that agreement is not binding.
“In that press release, he said that the District Attorney cautions all parties in this matter he will reconsider this decision should the need arise,” Hoffa explained. “If he’s telling everyone that he’s going to be able to reconsider this decision, then it’s not a binding decision that Bill Cosby will never ever be prosecuted.”