Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial in the alleged 2004 sex attack on Andrea Constand, Fifty eight accusers later, Cosby will finally have to answer in open court for his decades of allegedly attacking women using booze and pills. It’s not going to be a pretty sight. If the trial happens, it will be another one for the Century.
If Cosby is found guilty, there will be another civil case against him. There are already cases pending against him. But getting money from him will probably be as easy as getting it from O.J. Simpson. This is despite Cosby’s net worth being valued at around $350 million.
Lawyers point out that Cosby has probably transferred most of his assets to his wife and children, to trusts, and to off shore accounts.
The net gain for Constand and all the women involved will be moral vindication.
Cosby has no doubt worked with lawyers and accountants in the last year to shield himself from civil lawsuits. It may be more important than ever since he has no career left, and future royalties from books and records or movies, even public appearances, will be nil whether or not he’s found innocent. “The Cosby Show” is no longer shown much, for example. For his family, Cosby has destroyed their future earnings from his estate. His legacy is over.