Bill Cosby is giving Harvey Weinstein some legal advice. While Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, including rape, and is facing criminal charges in June, was able to negotiate a global deal to reach settlements with women who accused him of misconduct, Cosby is warning him that his fight may be far from over. He is also drawing attention to what many on social media have already pointed to in the way they’ve been treated by the legal system.
Weinstein and The Weinstein Company have reportedly reached a tentative $44 million deal to settle multiple lawsuits against him, and settle with the New York State attorney general. But although he’s still facing a criminal trial, and sources close to his legal team tell The Blast that they think the settlement is will make it harder for the prosecution to get additional testimony from women who have settled.
Sources tell The Blast that the settlements likely include a confidentiality agreement that would bar them from discussing the alleged crimes with prosecutors.
Cosby, who is serving time in jail for his sexual assault crimes, notes that he also settled with Andrea Constand in 2006 for $3.38 million, but that her testimony ended up putting him behind bars.
Cosby tells The Blast, "I was given a promise, waived my 5th Amendment Rights and settled out of court with Andrea Constand for $3.8 million dollars," but the disgraced comedian adds, "She was able to get a second bite of the apple, please tell me – is this Un-American or not?"
Several people on social media noticed how Weinstein appears to be "working the system" while Cosby is in prison.
Cosby tells The Blast, "My lynchers, Judge O’Neill and Kevin Steele, have shown the true color of their uniforms, A White Sheet."