“The circumstances that freed him involve a stunning display of prosecutorial incompetence, a divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court that split three ways on what should become of Cosby, and a long, rambling judicial opinion that is often difficult to parse. The thrust of that opinion is that, even though then-Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor never reached a formal agreement with Cosby that granted him immunity from prosecution, a press release that Castor sent out in 2005 — combined with Cosby’s later, incriminating testimony in a civil lawsuit — had the same effect as a formal immunity deal.” If the name Bruce Castor sounds familiar, it’s because he was Trump’s most bombastic lawyer during his second impeachment trial. Vox: The court decision freeing Bill Cosby, explained as best we can.

+ And a reminder of who we’re dealing with here from NY Mag: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen. (It would be a lot easier to believe in god if Bill Cosby got struck by lightning right now.)