A former prosecutor who declined to file sex-assault charges against Bill Cosby has backed out of a district attorney’s race debate, citing a family medical situation.
WCAU-TV reports former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor pulled out of Wednesday’s debate with Kevin Steele.
Castor has offered no additional information on the family emergency.
The Republican is running for his old job against Steele, a Democrat and top deputy in the DA’s office.
A woman who settled a sex abuse lawsuit against Cosby in 2006 sued Castor this week for defamation over his alleged attacks on her credibility.
Andrea Constand says she has become “collateral damage” for Castor’s political ambitions.
Castor has said that her story changed over time.
A message left seeking comment from Castor wasn’t immediately returned Wednesday.