Bill Cosby’s retrial date for sexual assault set

September 15, 2017

Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges will start April 2, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

NORRISTOWN, PA - JUNE 16:  Actor Bill Cosby arrives at Montgomery County Courthouse as Bill Cosby Trial Continues After Defense Rests on June 16, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)

(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)

You’ll remember Cosby’s first trial ended in a mistrial in June ’17 after a jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict after deliberating more than 50 hours!

Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former administrator with the women’s basketball team at his alma mater, Temple University, in 2004.

Cosby has denied any wrongdoing, saying any encounters with his accusers were consensual.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by TS/Keystone USA/REX (513449c) Andrea Constand - 1997 Andrea Constand has accused comedian Bill Cosby of groping her in more than a year ago. The ex-basketball player, who met Cosby through her former job at Temple University - Cosby's alma mater - claims that she and the entertainer had been friends. Constand alleges that Cosby invited her to suburban Philadelphia home where he gave her some pills that made her dizzy and that he touched her breasts and placed her hand on his groin VARIOUS

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For the April trial word is Cosby will use a new defense team led by Tom Mesereau, an LA based lawyer best known for successfully defending the late singer Michael Jackson from child sexual abuse charges in 2005.

Jury selection will begin sometime in March ’18.

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