THE BILL COSBY TRIALS:
This page consists of a collection of all interviews with members of McAndrews Law Offices, including Dennis McAndrews and Joe McGettigan, throughout both trials of comedian, actor and entertainer Bill Cosby, including sentencing. Both McAndrews and McGettigan served as legal analysts throughout the two trials and spoke with several major media news networks. Read and watch the interviews below.
High profile cases provide extraordinary and unique challenges for all participants-defense attorneys, prosecutors, trial judges, court personnel, witnesses, the accused, and the media. Criminal prosecutions of significant cases are always stressful for these participants, as the stakes are high, with personal liberty and individual reputations in the balance in every such case. And when public interest in a criminal case is high due to the identity of the defendant, the victim, or the nature of the crime, the glare of public view and intense media coverage place all participants in a spotlight which raises the stakes and diverts the attention of the legal participants from the tasks at hand.
At MLO, several of our attorneys have worked on exceptionally high profile cases. Most notably, Joseph McGettigan and Dennis McAndrews successfully prosecuted the wealthiest murderer in American history, John Eleuthère DuPont, and Mr. McGettigan successfully prosecuted the most notorious child abuser in American history, Jerry Sandusky. Due to the unique nature of high profile cases, the national news media has reached out to these attorneys for comment and analysis on recent cases. Just today, Dennis McAndrews was interviewed/quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, and Penn Live, and Joe McGettigan was interviewed by the Washington Post.
Both Dennis McAndrews and Joe McGettigan were featured on multiple episodes on The American Law Journal, a program on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV, in collaboration with The Legal Intelligencer. Full episodes can be found here:
The Trials of Bill Cosby: McAndrews Law and The Media
June 4th, 2017 – The New York Times (Graham Bowley) – What to Expect as Bill Cosby’s Sex Assault Trial Begins
June 5th, 2017 – PEOPLE (BY NICOLE WEISENSEE EGAN) – Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Begins Monday: How He Went From ‘America’s Dad’ to Defendant
June 5th, 2017 – AP/USA Today – Cosby’s image as father, family man on the line at sex trial
USA Today – MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press and Maria Puente , USA TODAY , TEGNA
June 6th, 2017 – CBS THIS MORNING (Demarco Morgan) – Witnesses begin testimony in Bill Cosby sex assault trial
June 6th, 2017 – NBC News (by TRACY CONNOR and HANNAH RAPPLEYE) – Cosby Trial: Andrea Constand Testifies That Comedian Sexually Assaulted Her
June 7th, 2017 – PEOPLE (BY NICOLE WEISENSEE EGAN) – Andrea Constand Defends Accusations of Sex Assault and Says 53 Phone Calls to Bill Cosby Were Work-Related
June 7th, 2017 – LA TIMES (Steven Zeitchik) – Cosby lawyer seeks to paint sexual assault accuser as a romantic interest as her mother rebuffs the claim
June 8th, 2017 – NBC NEWS (Stephanie Gosk) – Andrea Constand’s Mother Confronts Bill Cosby at Sex Assault Trial
June 12th, 2017 – NBC News (by TRACY CONNOR and HANNAH RAPPLEYE) – It’s Show Time for Bill Cosby’s Defense Team at Sexual Assault Trial
June 12th, 2017 – NBC Nightly News (Stephanie Gosk)- Bill Cosby Trial: Jury Begins Deliberations
June 12th, 2017 – NPR (Editor and Host- Audie Cornish and Bobby Allyn) – Lawyers Deliver Closing Arguments In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial
June 13th, 2017 – NBC News (by HANNAH RAPPLEYE and TRACY CONNOR ) – Cosby Jury Fails to Reach Verdict on Second Day of Deliberations
June 13, 2017 – The New York Times (GRAHAM BOWLEY and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA) – Jurors in Bill Cosby Trial Finish Day 2 of Deliberations With No Verdict
June 15, 2017 – LA Times (Steven Zeitchik) – Judge tells Bill Cosby’s jury to resume deliberations Friday despite call for a mistrial
June 15, 2017 – Associated Press and News WPXI.com ( MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press ) – Four days of deliberations in Cosby trial; still no verdict
June 16, 2017 – NBC Philadelphia (Alicia Victoria Lozano) – Why Is Determining Consent Difficult in Sexual Assault Cases?
June 16, 2017 –NBC Philadelphia (Alicia Victoria Lozano) – Former Prosecutor Says Cosby Jury Working Diligently
June 16, 2017 – Associated Press/News WPXI.com ( MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press ) – At impasse, Cosby jury goes back to work on verdict
June 16th, 2017 – CBS/AP – Cosby jurors to return Saturday for more deliberations
June 17, 2017 – The New York Times (Sydney Ember with Graham Bowley and Jon Hurdle contributed reporting.) – Why Couldn’t the Cosby Jury Reach a Verdict? Legal Experts Assess
June 17, 2017 – AP – Legal Analysis: Mistrial Declared in Cosby Case
June 17, 2017 – USA Today (Maria Puente) – Bill Cosby trial: How did a mistrial happen? And what comes next?
June 18, 2017 – The Washington Post (Manuel Roig-Franzia) – What’s next for the Bill Cosby sex-assault case?
June 20, 2017 –LA Times (Steven Zeitchik) – Why Bill Cosby’s lawyers are feeling confident about his next trial
June 20, 2017 – CBS THIS MORNING (Neal Todd) – Judge to decide whether to reveal names of Bill Cosby trial jury
June 20, 2017 – NBC NEWS (HANNAH RAPPLEYE and TRACY CONNOR) – Bill Cosby Could Testify at Second Trial, Lawyer Says
July 7, 2017 – NPR/Newsworks, Bobby Allyn – Now hiring: New criminal defense lawyer for Bill Cosby
August 4, 2017 – The New York Times, Jon Hurdle – Will Cosby Lawyer’s Departure Lead to Delay in Retrial?
March 5, 2018 – The Daily Beast, Nicole Weisensee Egan – HE SAID, SHE SAID, SHE SAID, SHE SAID, #MeToo Wasn’t Around for Bill Cosby’s First Trial. Will It Decide His Second One?
March 6, 2018 – Associated Press (AP), By Michael R. Sisak & Michael Rubinkam – EXPERTS: PROSECUTORS GET EDGE IF ACCUSERS TESTIFY VS. COSBY
March 15th, 2018 – NBC News, By Tracy Connors – Judge will let 5 more accusers testify against Bill Cosby
March 15th, 2018 – WHYY, By Laura Benshoff – Judge: 5 other accusers can testify at Bill Cosby’s retrial [updated]
March 15th, 2018 – The New York Times, By Graham Bowley – Judge Says Five More Women Can Testify Against Bill Cosby
March 22nd, 2018 – The New York Times, By Maggie Astor – Bill Cosby Wants to Replace Judge in His New Assault Trial
April 3rd, 2018 – The New York Times, By Graham Bowley and Jon Hurdle – Bill Cosby Jury to Hear Account That His Accuser Was Scheming
April 7th, 2018 – The Daily Beast, By Nicole Weisensee Egan – Will This Be the Trial That Puts Cosby Away?
April 8th, 2018 – NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Interview with Ezra Kaplan – Bill Cosby due back in court for retrial on Monday
April 10th, 2018 – NBC 10, By Michael R. Sisak / AP – Bill Cosby’s $3.4M Settlement: Evidence of Guilt or Greed?
April 10th, 2018 – TIME, By Michael r. Sisak / AP – Bill Cosby Paid His Sexual Assault Accuser Nearly $3.4 Million in Settlement, Prosecutor Says
April 16th, 2018 – NPR, By Bobby Allyn – Bill Cosby’s Retrial For Sexual Assault Continues This Week
April 16th, 2018 – The Inquirer, By Jeremy Roebuck & Laura McCrystal – At Bill Cosby trial, a #MeToo master class set the stage for prosecutors
April 22nd, 2018 – The Washington Post, By Michael R. Sisak / AP – Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion
April 25th, 2018 – NBC Philadelphia, By Michael R. Sisak / AP – Montgomery County Jury to Deliberate After Bill Cosby Painted as Predator, Victim
April 26th, 2018 – The AP – Lawyer: Cosby Verdict a ‘Major Victory’ for the Prosecution
April 28th, 2018 – The New York Times, By Graham Bowley – Bill Cosby is Guilty. What’s Next?
April 28th, 2018 – The Philadelphia Inquirer, By Tricia L. Nadolny, Jeremy Roebuck, and Laura McCrystal – How Cosby verdict could signal #MeToo impact on criminal justice system
July 25th, 2018 – The New York Times, By Jon Hurdle – Panel Finds Bill Cosby to Be a Sexually Violent Predator
September 19th, 2018 – The New York Times, By Graham Bowley, Agustin Armendariz and Colin Moynihan- Will Bill Cosby’s Trip From America’s Dad to Sex Offender End in Prison?
September 25th 2018 – NPR, By Laura Benshoff – On Day 2 Of Sentencing Hearing, Cosby Could Speak On His Own Behalf
September 25th, 2018 – NBC10, Rosemary Connors – Former Prosecutor on Cosby: ‘The Wheels of Justice Turn for You Too’
September 26th, 2018 – Reuters, US News and World Report, By Joseph Ax – Cosby’s Appeal Likely to Focus on Parade of Accusers at His Second Trial
July 4th, 2021 – The Sunday Times – UK, By Nicole Weisensee Egan – Bill Cosby Outfoxed the Law but he’ll Never Escape his Guilt
July 28th, 2021 – The New York Times, By Graham Bowley — The Cosby Ruling: Some Legal Analysts Dispute the Court’s Reasoning
December 8th, 2021 – USA Today, By Maria Puente — Will Bill Cosby’s Case Make it to the Supreme Court? Chances are slim, legal analyst says
March 7th, 2022 – The New York times, By Graham Bowley — Supreme Court Will Not Review Decision to Overturn Bill Cosby’s Conviction
March 9th, 2022 – Chasing Justice, By Nicole Weisensee Egan — U.S. Supreme Court Refusing to Review Bill Cosby Case Not a Surprise, but it is a Disgrace