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Bill Cosby arrives at a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Montgomery County, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.

August 22, 2017

Bill Cosby's new lawyers want delay in start of November retrial

NORRISTOWN — Bill Cosby's new legal team says it wants to delay the start of his sexual assault retrial, currently set for November.

The lawyers made their first appearance Tuesday on behalf of the 80-year-old comedian who grew up in North Philly. Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting a woman at his home in Montgomery County. His first trial ended in a hung jury, setting the stage for a retrial.

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At a hearing, a judge released Cosby's old lawyers from the case. His new legal team includes Tom Mesereau, the high-profile attorney who won an acquittal in Michael Jackson's child molestation case.

Cosby is being retried on charges that he assaulted Andrea Constand in 2004. He has said their sexual encounter was consensual.