Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele has asked a Pennsylvania court to temporarily throw out a motion by Bill Cosby's legal team to dismiss the charge against him until after a preliminary hearing, according to paperwork obtained by ABC News.
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In a press release today, Steele's team wrote that Cosby is seeking "special treatment in attempting to have pre-trial motions heard prior to a preliminary hearing."
Steele is pursuing an aggravated indecent assault charge against Cosby, stemming from a 2005 claim made by Andrea Constand. Cosby's team is arguing that a former district attorney had promised he would never be prosecuted in the case.
Steele's team also defended the D.A. against Cosby's camp's claim that Steele was only pursuing the charge for political gain and should be removed from the case.
"[It's an] unwarranted and blatant attempt to pick his own prosecutor," the press release read.
Cosby's legal team said he would be vindicated in court on the criminal charges and has repeatedly denied any sexual accusations made against him.
"The charge by the Montgomery County District Attorney's office came as no surprise, filed 12 years after the alleged incident and coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county's DA during which this case was made the focal point," according to a previous statement from his legal team. "Make no mistake, we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge and we expect that Mr. Cosby will be exonerated by a court of law."