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“It’s good busi­ness,” she said. “It’s not too bad.”

One res­i­dent who was watching the me­dia cir­cus from the op­po­site side of Swede Street said he had mixed feel­ings about the whole situation.

“It’s kind of sad,” said Jim Moore, of Nor­ris­town. “Bill Cosby, he’s al­ways been por­trayed su­per­fi­cially as a role model. And it’s kind of sad be­cause in Amer­ica, you’re in­no­cent un­til proven guilty. But there cer­tainly seems to be a lot of smoke. So I don’t know. I per­son­ally feel bad for the guy. I know a lot of peo­ple want to cru­cify this guy, but I feel bad for him. If this is all true, he’s not right. There’s some kind of men­tal glitch some­where. The pure prod­ucts of Amer­ica go crazy even­tu­ally.”

That said, see­ing the spec­ta­cle of re­porters, news vans and pho­tog­ra­phers set up was “dif­fer­ent,” he said. A re­tiree, Moore said he takes walks down Swede Street every day and Nor­ris­town nor­mally doesn’t see much ex­cite­ment like this, so it was “a change of pace.”

“It’s fine with me, I live far enough away that it doesn’t bother me,” he said. “This is Amer­ica. This is what hap­pens. They smell some­thing and ev­ery­body runs to the smoke and fire.” Lori Molyneaux, as­sis­tant man­ager at Ses­sano Cafe in Nor­ris­town, said she’s seen busi­ness in­crease 100 per­cent due to re­porters and pho­tog­ra­phers com­ing in for break­fast be­fore the start of the Bill Cosby sex­ual as­sault trial Mon­day morn­ing, June 5, 2017, in Nor­ris­town. Lucy Trejo, of Trejo Amer­i­can Mex­i­can restau­rant in Nor­ris­town, said re­porters stopped by Sun­day morn­ing to find out what time her busi­ness was open and to pick out lunch menus. She said she hopes the Bill Cosby sex­ual as­sault trial, which be­gan Mon­day morn­ing, June 5, 2017, will be good for busi­ness thanks to the me­dia cir­cus in town.

ERIC DEVLIN — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Re­porters and pho­tog­ra­phers crowded be­hind a fence out­side Mont­gomery County Court­house to get pho­tos and video of Bill Cosby as he walked in to start his sex­ual as­sault trial Mon­day morn­ing, June 5, 2017.

ERIC DEVLIN — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Pho­tog­ra­phers and re­porters set up large equip­ment all over the steps of the Mont­gomery County Court­house Mon­day for the start of the Bill Cosby sex­ual as­sault trial Mon­day morn­ing, June 5, 2017.

ERIC DEVLIN — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

A row of lo­cal and na­tional news vans parked along Swede Street in Nor­ris­town out­side the Mont­gomery County Court­house for the start of the Bill Cosby sex­ual as­sault trial Mon­day morn­ing, June 5, 2017.

ERIC DEVLIN — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Some me­dia out­lets set up tents near the steps of the Mont­gomery County Court­house for the start of the Bill Cosby sex­ual as­sault trial Mon­day morn­ing, June 5, 2017.

ERIC DEVLIN — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

ERIC DEVLIN — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

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