tom mesereau & bill cosby

Tom Mesereau, Bill Cosby

*Michael Jackson’s former attorney, Tom Mesereau, Isn’t so sure the prosecution will have an easy time proving guilt against Bill Cosby.

Mesereau told CNN’s John Berman that prosecutors will have a difficult time proving “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the comic legend is guilty of the crimes levied against him.

“It’s deja vu!” Mesereau claimed, linking the current accusations against Cosby to those against the pop star over a decade ago. “It comes down to credibility,” said Mesereau, noting that the woman in question — a former Temple University employee — has been seeking financial gain through the case. “They’re going to have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this woman was drugged against her will — which I just can’t believe happened… that a man his age wanted to have sex with her while she was unconscious and under drugs. It doesn’t make any sense to me.”

“Financial motive can come into the question of bias: what motivates someone to make claims and why were they willing to take money and go away? There’s a lot more to this than what meets the eye at the moment,” Mesereau continued.

“The media’s just swarming the prosecutor’s press conference.” Mesereau noted that the defendant would be “subjected to withering attacks on the witness stand”. He told CNN that the women accusing Cosby have evidently, “jumped on a bandwagon… you may see them devastated in the courtroom.”

The famed attorney then made the link between the victims of the Cosby accusations to the reported victims involved during the Michael Jackson case, noting “One witness was destroyed after another.”

h/t: mediaite