Bill Cosby Does Not Want His Civil Deposition Used in His Sexual Assault Trial

November 1, 2016

 

Bill Cosby left court in Norristown, Pennsylvania around 5 p.m. Tuesday after a full day of legal arguments in the first of a series of hearings to decide what evidence gets admitted at his sexual assault trial and whether the criminal charges against him should be dismissed. Cosby, 79, is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, now 43, at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion in January 2004. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has denied similar allegations from more than 50 women. Attorneys on both sides spent the bulk of Tuesday arguing whether Cosby’s deposition from a long-settled civil suit by Constand should be admissible as evidence. Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill has scheduled four days in November and December to hear arguments on that issue and two others in Cosby’s case: whether 13 other women with similar allegations to Constand’s should be allowed to testify at trial and whether his due process rights were violated by the lengthy delay in arresting him following the alleged assault. CLICK FOR MORE

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