PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A black conservatives leadership group is criticizing the federal judge who unsealed portions of Bill Cosby’s deposition in a sexual assault lawsuit.
Project 21 is sponsored by the Washington-based National Center for Public Policy Research. It says Cosby’s public statements about parenthood, crime and other issues shouldn’t have played a part in the decision.READ MORE: Kings Lose To Flames 3-2, Markstrom Makes 40 Saves
Project 21 says the documents should be sealed or unsealed based solely on “legal reasons, not due to Cosby’s beliefs.”
U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno said in Monday’s ruling in Philadelphia that he unsealed the 2005 documents because local court rules favor transparency.READ MORE: Statements From Los Angeles Community College District and California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Robreno said Cosby’s claims of embarrassment were insufficient legal grounds to keep the documents sealed.
He also said Cosby “voluntarily narrowed (his) zone of privacy” when he used the media “soap box” to comment on other people’s behavior.MORE NEWS: First Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In LA County
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