Judge sets date for Cosby retrial on sexual assault charges

Judge sets date for Cosby retrial on sexual assault charges”

Bill Cosby's second trial on indecent assault charges is set to begin in early April.

"The Cosby Show" star is charged with knocking out accuser Andrea Constand with pills and sexually assaulting her at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

O'Neill says the new trial will begin April 2, 2018 at nine the Montgomery County Courthouse.

He was succeeded by Los Angeles celebrity attorney Tom Mesereau, who gained fame in 2005 by winning acquittal on all charges for superstar entertainer Michael Jackson at the end of a four-month trial on child molestation.

Cosby will go to trial with a new team of lawyers because his attorneys in the first trial have withdrawn from the case.

Bill Cosby, center, leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse, led by Andrew Wyatt, left, after details of the new trial were decided by the court August 22, 2017, in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

The African-American actor started his career as a stand-up comic in the 1960s.

Unlike Cosby's previous lawyers, his new legal team has not requested that jurors be selected from outside Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where Cosby lives.

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