Legally speaking … abuse of process refers to the improper use of a civil or criminal legal process for an unintended, malicious, or perverse reason. In other words, it means Cosby could argue the prosecutor deliberately misused the criminal justice process to prosecute him, despite the fact it meant breaking a promise to Cosby from the previous District Attorney.
As we reported, Cosby was released from prison Wednesday after Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court overturned his conviction … in part because it ruled he should have never been criminally prosecuted based on the agreement he made with former Montgomery County D.A. Bruce Castor.
Since getting out, Cosby’s thanked his supporters — and although the high court decision had nothing to do with his innocence or guilt … he says, “I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence.”