Date set for new Cosby perv trial

Daily Record - - NEWS - JOSEPH AX re­porters@dai­lyrecord.co.uk

BILL Cosby’s re­trial on sex as­sault charges will take place in April, a judge said yes­ter­day.

The 80-year-old ac­tor’s first trial ended in a mis­trial in June af­ter a jury were un­able to reach a unan­i­mous ver­dict af­ter de­lib­er­at­ing for more than 50 hours.

Cosby is ac­cused of drug­ging and sex­u­ally as­sault­ing An­drea Con­stand, a for­mer bas­ket­ball team ad­min­is­tra­tor, in 2004. His fam­ily-friendly rep­u­ta­tion, stem­ming from his role in the 80s tele­vi­sion com­edy The Cosby Show, has been shat­tered by dozens of sex al­le­ga­tions dat­ing back decades.

An­drea’s ac­cu­sa­tions are the only ones re­cent enough to sus­tain crim­i­nal charges.

Cosby de­nies the claims and says any en­coun­ters with his ac­cusers were con­sen­sual.

AC­CUSED Bill Cosby

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