monique pressley & bill cosby

*We could be wrong, but if this isn’t a sign that things aren’t going well for Bill Cosby on the legal tip, we don’t know what else it could be. According to Deadline, the embattled entertainer has lost another lawyer. Monique Pressley announced in court filings that she is no longer representing the actor after just over a year.

Also, it was a little over two months ago that Christopher Tayback, his main attorney, left after less than a year on the job.

The shakeup in the actor’s defense now sees Angela Agrusa, head of litigation at LA & NYC firm Liner LLP, and Pennsylvania-based Brian McMonagle fronting Cosby’s efforts to avoid a potential decade behind bars on three felony charges of second-degree aggravated indecent assault. Dropped on Cosby late last year, those charges are in addition to a variety of civil cases across the country that the actor is fighting.

Pressley’s departure is a shock to many as she was the primary public face of Cosby’s defense and she frequently and passionately appeared in the media on the actor’s behalf. Deadline says she did not respond to their request for comment about exiting Team Cosby. However, her social media presence is filled with photos and posts about going to court for Cosby during the past several months.


Facing criminal charges in the Pennyslvania for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand in 2004, Cosby has been unsuccessful in attempts to get the Montgomery County D.A. office’s case derailed. Last month Pennsylvania Judge Steven O’Neill ruled to deny the habeas corpus in the case of Cosby’s alleged drugging and rape of the then Temple University employee. On August 12, O’Neill quashed another legal maneuver by Cosby’s team to stop the matter from going to trial later this year.

With accusations from more than 50 women that the actor drugged and/or assaulted them, Cosby is also facing a number of defamation and other civil cases in states like California and Massachusetts where the statute of limitations have expired.