timberland sale Cosby judge to weigh testimony from 19 accusers
O’Neill said he’d leave that for the jury to decide.
Prosecutors are trying to persuade the judge to allow as many as 19 other accusers to testify as the retrial. They say the testimony is needed to counter the defense team’s “inevitable attacks” on Constand’s credibility.
Bill Cosby’s lawyers want his sexual assault case thrown out, arguing that telephone records, travel itineraries and other evidence show the alleged incident couldn’t have happened when prosecutors say it did.
They’re disputing accuser Andrea Constand’s testimony at Cosby’s first trial last year that the 80 year old entertainer drugged and molested her at his suburban Philadelphia home in January 2004.
Cosby’s lawyers say the evidence they’ve found shows he wasn’t even in Pennsylvania during that time.
Cosby was arrested on Dec. 30, 2015, meaning any encounter prior to Dec.
A judge says he’s putting Bill Cosby’s lawyers on notice after they falsely accused prosecutors of hiding or destroying evidence in his sexual assault case.
Judge Steven O’Neill rejected the prosecution’s request Monday to throw Cosby’s new lawyers off the case. Prosecutors argue the lawyers acted recklessly by making the false claim. The judge calls the allegation serious but says he’s reluctant to break up Cosby’s legal team with his retrial looming.
The 80 year old comedian is charged with drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Cosby says the encounter was consensual. A jury deadlocked on the case last year, setting the stage for a retrial.
Bill Cosby has arrived in court for the start of a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case.
The 80 year old comedian entered a suburban Philadelphia courtroom Monday on the arm of his spokesman.
Cosby’s lawyers are trying to prevent dozens of accusers from testifying at his April 2 sexual assault retrial. Prosecutors want to call as many as 19 women to the witness stand in an attempt to show Cosby engaged in a five decade pattern of drugging and harming women.
Cosby is charged with assaulting a former Temple University women’s basketball administrator at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. His first trial ended in a hung jury.
Bill Cosby is going to court to stop some of his dozens of accusers from testifying at his April 2 sexual assault retrial.
Cosby’s retooled defense team is due to clash with prosecutors over the potential witnesses at a pretrial hearing on Monday.
Prosecutors want to call as many as 19 women to the witness stand in an attempt to show Cosby engaged in a five decade pattern of drugging and harming women.
Cosby is only charged in one case, an alleged assault on a former Temple University women’s basketball administrator at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
The 80 year old entertainer’s first trial ended in a hung jury. A judge had allowed just one other accuser to testify.