Cosby seeks new legal team ahead of sexual assault retrial

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 22, 2017 1:18 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Bill Cosby after a mistrial in his sexual assault case in at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017.

(Norristown) -- Bill Cosby wants a judge to sign off on a swap that would give him a fresh new legal team ahead of his sexual assault retrial in Montgomery County in November.

Cosby is expected in court this morning in Norristown as the lawyers who fought to a deadlock in his June trial ask to be let off the case.

A spokesman for the 80-year-old comedian has announced the hiring of a new team, which 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 drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He has said it was consensual.

Mesereau didn't return a voicemail seeking comment. A district attorney spokeswoman declined to comment.

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