Plea to judge in Cosby case
Lawyers for Bill Cosby and prosecutors have sparred over whether jurors at his sexual assault retrial will hear lurid deposition testimony from the comedian about giving the sedative quaaludes to a string of women before sex.
District Attorney Kevin Steele asked a judge during a pretrial hearing in Philadelphia to let them read the testimony into the record at Cosby’s April 9 sex assault retrial, just as it was at the first one that ended in a hung jury last year.
He said the testimony, along with those of up to five additional accusers not allowed to testify at the first trial, bolsters their plan to portray Cosby as a serial predator.
Jury selection is due to begin on Monday.
Bill Cosby arrives for the pretrial hearing.