Date for Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Retrial Reportedly Set

July 07, 2017 11:49 AM
Looks like Bill Cosby’s victory lap getting cut much shorter than he likes as a Pennsylvania judge published a new date for the legendary comedian to be retried on sexual assault charges. 

Judge Steve O’Neill issued a July 6th order giving a November 6th trial date at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. 

This news comes weeks after a deadlocked jury of 12 forced the judge to declare a mistrial. District Attorney Kevin Steele stated he was seeking to retry the case right after the decision (or non-decision depending on how you want to look at it).

Bill Cosby was facing multiple charges (three) of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from allegations he drugged and sexually assaulted a Temple University employee named Andrea Constand back in 2004. 

When reported by Ms. Constand in 2005, the district attorney at the time decided not to pursue criminal charges. As the clock was about to run out due to statute of limitations in late 2015, new district attorney Kevin Steele announced he was filing charges on Bill Cosby. 

Though jurors in the recent criminal trial were told not the discuss the case, an unidentified juror reportedly told ABC News that 10 of the 12 jurors wanted to convict but couldn’t convince two others to change their vote. 

Bill Cosby also faces several civil lawsuits as his numbers of accusers have reached 54 women. One of those claims is a lawsuit filed by Judy Huth who says Cosby molested her at a Playboy Mansion party in the mid-70’s when she was still a minor. The “Cosby Show” star starkly denies these claims. (Sidenote: Why isn’t someone asking Hugh Hefner why was a minor allegedly at the Playboy Mansion to begin with?)

In a June 27th hearing , Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Kaplan gave a July 30, 2018 tentative start date for that civil case. 

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