Bill Cosby is pretty much off the hook legally for the sexual assault allegations thrown at him by at least seven women, attorney Heather Hansen of the Pennsylvania firm of O'Brien & Ryan tells Newsmax TV
"Legally, he's in very little trouble. Not only is there a statute of limitations for the criminal action, but there's also a statute for the civil action," Hansen said Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."
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"There was a civil action that was resolved by settlement in 2006. The rest of these ladies that have come forward so far are limited.
"They can't recover any sort of civil action against him. In legal terms, he's in very little trouble. In social terms, as we've seen, a whole lot."
Seven women who alleged they were victims of the famed comic have publicly identified themselves.
Cosby has issued denials through his lawyers, but has refused to comment on the allegations during interviews with NPR and the Associated Press. He is continuing to perform standup comedy shows.
"Last night, he got a standing ovation and it was a full house. There are a lot of people who are of the mind, including myself to some degree, that because none of this is proven, it's hard to defend yourself in the court of public opinion," she said.
"We just saw Janice Dickinson talking about it and no one is cross-examining her. Even those who are interviewing her are not giving her the types of questions we lawyers would ask. There's no one really challenging some of these women's accounts."
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