Bill Cosby's former lawyer Tom Mesereau is speaking exclusively to Inside Edition about the decision to replace him as the disgraced comedian awaits sentencing for his sexual assault conviction.
“If he wants to get another legal opinion, that's his right and privilege," Mesereau said. "I see nothing wrong with it. People go through different lawyers. What we do is an art, not a science. I've talked to replacement counsel and I wish the Cosby family and I wish the new counsel the best."
In his first TV interview since Cosby was convicted, he raged against the outcome of the trial that resulted in three convictions.
“It was a travesty of justice, the likes of which I have never seen in my whole career," Mesereau said. “I think celebrity was used against him. I think the times we live in were used against him. I think politics took over where justice is supposed to reign supreme."
In addition, Mesereau says Cosby ran afoul of the #MeToo movement.
“The #MeToo movement is founded in something very, very desirable," he said. “I commend those principles. But the movement has gotten so powerful that judges are running scared, in my opinion."
Cosby is due to be sentenced in September.
“I think an appeal of this case has to succeed," he said. “I hope he doesn't spend one minute in jail because he doesn't deserve to.”
Cosby is under house arrest until the sentencing. He faces as much as 30 years in prison.