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Will Bill Cosby's decade old deal with a District attorney save him?

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File: Bill Cosby leaves the Court House in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania on Dec. 30, 2015 after arraignment on charges of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby was arraigned over an incident that took place in 2004 — the first criminal charge filed against the actor after dozens of women claimed abuse. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

The embattled actor and comedian Bill Cosby is currently in a Pennsylvania court to see if he will face criminal charges stemming from Andrea Constand's 2004 civil suit. Constand initially tried to pursue of criminal charges, but when that failed she filed a civil suit against Cosby instead.

Cosby was deposed in the civil suit, under the condition that that he would not be criminally prosecuted. Today, a judge will decide whether this deal, made by former District attorney Bruce Castor, more than a decade ago is legally binding. The agreement was never put in writing.

Laurie Levenson, professor at Loyola Law School, joins the show for more. 


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