Bill Cosby Attempting to Stop Accusers from Testifying, Retrial Begins Soon

Bill Cosby Attempting to Stop Accusers from Testifying, Retrial Begins Soon

By Randy Miramontez

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You probably thought the Bill Cosby sexual assault cases were over after the previous case ended in a deadlock, but nope, not yet!

The retrial for Bill Cosby begins in April, but today, Mr. Cosby is going to court in an attempt to stop accusers from being able to testify in the upcoming sexual assault case.

Prosecutors have as many as 19 women they would like to call to the witness stand, including model Janice Dickinson. Their testimonies will be used to prove Cosby’s repetitive behavior with drugging women. In the first trial, only one accuser was allowed to testify. The only other information came from Cosby’s deposition excerpts from 2005 and 2006 where he admitted to giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.

Cosby’s legal team is hoping the judge once again limits the number of accusers who are allowed to testify. Arguing that some of the women testifying date back to the 1960s, and those would be “impossible to defend against.” If the accusers remarks are allowed in the case, Cosby’s lawyers said they would seek to delay the retrial so they could have more time to investigate their claims.

Cosby has plead not guilty to charges of him drugging and molesting former Temple University women’s basketball official Andrea Constand. He remains free on bail.

Juror Selection is March 29. The retrial begins April 2.

Written by Clarke Jones