Bill Cosby’s Retrial Date Has Been Set

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Bill Cosby may have gotten a break when his sexual assault case was deemed a mistrial last month — but the real madness is just getting started.

According to ABC News, the legendary comedian will be re-tried for alleged sexual assault in Norristown, Pennsylvania, beginning on November 6, 2017. Judge Steven O’Neill, who oversaw the first trial, also ordered attorneys to submit jury selection questions and instructions no later than October 30.  You may recall that Temple University staff member, Andrea Constand, accused Cosby of assaulting her back in 2004, saying that he gave her pills that rendered her unable to stop his advances.

Although Constand testified for seven hours during the first trial, Cosby (who did not testify during the first trial) still managed to get away free. However, he did claim in his 2005 deposition tapes that he gave Benadryl to Constand to relax her, and then they had a consensual sexual encounter. After 50 hours of deliberation, trial one ended with jurors unable to render a unanimous verdict, so Judge O’Neil declared a mistrial. If convicted in the mistrial, Cosby would face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

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2. 2. Quadruple threat! Actor, writer, comedian and producer Larry David flashes a half-smile at the “Movie 43” premiere. || Photo credit: Wenn.

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3. 3. Blast from the past! Bill Cosby poses at the SFJAZZ Historic Opening Night Concert. Lookin’ good, Bill! || Photo credit: Wenn.

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4. 4. Green with envy! Late night funny-woman Chelsea Handler rocks this casual emerald green look on the “Movie 43” red carpet. || Photo credit: Wenn.

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5. 5. Carlton! ’90s sitcom star Alfonso Ribeiro and Angela Unkrich turn heads at the premiere of “Movie 43.” || Photo credit: Wenn.

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6. 6. All grown up! Ex-disney star Ashley Tisdale looks smokin’ on the red carpet! || Photo credit: Wenn.

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7. 7. Hang loose! The always hilarious Patrick Warburton flashes some beach inspired hand signs at the “Movie 43” premiere. || Photo credit: Wenn.

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8. 8. Oh so chic! Chloe Grace Moretz looks casual, yet chic, in this black and white red carpet ensemble. || Photo credit: Wenn.

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9. 9. Jazz it up! Robert Townsend and Chris Tucker take advantage of a photo-op at the SFJAZZ Historic Opening Night Concert. || Photo credit: Wenn.

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10. 10. Double take! Madame Tussauds unveils their oh-so-real looking wax figure of Sandra Bullock. Are you sure that’s not really her? || Photo credit: Wenn.

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