Bill Cosby's New Lawyer, Monique Pressley, Tries to Change Public Opinion
Feb 19, 2016 04:53 AM EST
Bill Cosby has hired a new face to represent his legal team, and it seems like the new attorney, Monique Pressley, is trying to change what the masses think of the actor.
In March, actor Bill Cosby hired Monique Pressley to lead his legal team against the accusations of sexual abuse thrown at him. Pressley acted more than a lawyer to the actor, as she also took the role of a spokeswoman. The attorney appeared in shows and introduced herself as the actor's main defender.
It seems that the actor is working on polishing his tarnished image, as he also hired a blogger and a preacher who are both respected in the black talk-radio and in television.
Pressley graduated from Howard University law school and in 2013, she created her own church called "Monique Pressley Ministries," which is described in her website as a "worldwide evangelical ministry." Aside from building her own church, the attorney also labels herself as an entrepreneur with her "three-month health and wellness program for women," that includes "biblical teachings related to good health and diet to provide another alternative for establishing and maintaining financial stability in uncertain economic times," as described in her website.
Pressley denied providing comment when asked about her multiple career status, but it seems that the attorney is decided on giving Cosby a brand new image.
"We are not politicians running for office. No, we're attorney's with clients," answered Pressley during a debate with MSNBC, as reported by MD Newsfeed.
Being used to the limelight did not help Cosby in waning off questions, as the actor mostly lets Pressley do all the talking or explaining for him. This puts the attorney in a position that can be described as a publicist rather than a lawyer.
"She's doing as well as she can under the circumstances. But I don't think it's going to change the game and the perceptions of Bill Cosby. He's in too deep," said Howard Bragman, a PR strategist based in Los Angeles, in a report by Star Tribune.