Bill Cosby Sues His Lawyers For Charging $1 Million Per Month For Defense
Bill Cosby is not going to be taken advantage of! The incarcerated comedian plans on suing his former lawyers for charging him a whopping $1 million a month.
The Blast reports that Bill Cosby filed a petition on Friday afternoon to vacate an arbitration award given to his former law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. The firm represented the comedian for 10 of his infamous cases.
Cosby claims that he paid his lawyers up to $9 million!
The documents show $8,550,645.50 for 11,205 hours of work in the 9-months they worked for Cosby and employed 28 attorneys in five cities.
Cosby says he did not understand his agreement and adds that his blindness prevented him from being able to properly read his contracts.
The law firm argues, “The amount at stake was monumental. Cosby retained Quinn to represent him in a criminal case which he faced the possibility of what would effectively be life imprisonment, along with the loss of his legacy and reputation. He also faced exposure to substantial and punitive damages in civil cases.” The firm added, “At one point three of his accusers demanded that Cosby establish a 100 Million dollar fund to pay settlements.”
Cosby adds that “Quinn Emanuel’s staffing decisions and billing practices were egregious and resulted in fee that was totally and completely unconscionable.”
In addition, Cosby is in prison and was ordered to pay settlements to the women he allegedly assaulted, the comedian is wondering what exactly the lawyers did because the outcome was not in his favor.
He is asking for $4 million in damages.