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Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Begins Monday: How He Went From ‘America’s Dad’ to Defendant

On Monday, entertainer Bill Cosby will walk into a Norristown, Pennsylvania, courtroom to face trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand in January 2004.

Whether he walks out a convicted man or an exonerated one is uncertain, experts say. It’s also an open question whether he can resume his career, as he’s publicly said he’d like to do after the trial.

On the trial’s first day, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played his daughter Rudy on The Cosby Show, and Johnny Taylor, president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, will be there to support him, according to Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s spokesman. Actress Phylicia Rashad is expected to attend as well, Wyatt says. Their appearances are all part of a public relations blitz Cosby has been on in recent weeks. CLICK FOR MORE

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