Cosby trial date set

The Sunday Times - - WORLD -

CO­ME­DIAN Bill Cosby’s re­trial on sex­ual as­sault charges will be­gin on April 2 in Norristown, Penn­syl­va­nia, a judge has ruled.

Cosby’s first trial ended in a mis­trial in June af­ter a jury failed to reach a unan­i­mous ver­dict af­ter de­lib­er­at­ing for more than 50 hours.

The 80-year-old en­ter­tainer 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 wrong­do­ing, say­ing any en­coun­ters with his ac­cusers were con­sen­sual.

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