A day after announcing a new legal team that includes a lawyer who represented Michael Jackson, the defense asked to delay Cosby's retrial on sex-assault charges.
The 80-year-old entertainer said Monday that Tom Mesereau of Los Angeles will lead a team of three lawyers that also includes Sam Silver, a Philadelphia-based attorney who defended former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and ex-Pennsylvania State University president Graham B. Spanier.
Dozens of women have stepped forward since 2014 to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct dating back decades. But the allegations of only one threaten to send him to jail. On June 5, Cosby will stand trial for an alleged 2004 assault on Andrea Constand. Click here for everything you need to know in...
Dozens of women have stepped forward since 2014 to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct dating back decades. But the allegations of only one threaten to send him to jail. Here are the latest developments from Cosby's criminal trial in Montgomery County.
Angela Agrusa's bid to leave the case before its second go-round in court comes two weeks after Cosby's lead defense attorney, Brian J. McMonagle of Philadelphia, also asked to bow out.
Brian J. McMonagle, a well-known criminal lawyer in the Philadelphia area, asked to withdraw from the case. Cosby has not yet hired a new lawyer and wants until Aug. 21 to do so.
The price tag offered a preview of the financial burden taxpayers may be asked to shoulder this fall as the 80-year-old entertainer returns to Norristown for a retrial.
The sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby that ended in a mistrial last month is scheduled to be retried in November, a judge ordered on Thursday.
Days after Bill Cosby's spokesman said the entertainer planned to go on tour to teach people how to avoid sexual assault accusations, he dismissed news coverage of that announcement as "propaganda."
The nearly two-hour video - featuring audio of Cosby lawyer Brian J. McMonagle's June 12 final pitch to the jury - appears to be a violation of state law prohibiting transmission, photography or video recording in state courts, investigators said.
"We'll talk to young people," a spokesperson says. "Because this is bigger than Bill Cosby.
He said the jury was nearly evenly split after 52 hours of deliberations, And he said Cosby has already "paid dearly" for the allegations and shouldn't be retried.
The judge who presided over Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial agreed to release the jurors' names, but cautioned them against discussing their deliberations.
He said he is still weighing how to balance Cosby's right to a fair trial against the presumption that the names of all those who serve on a jury are public information.