Bill Cosby retrial is about to get started.
Jury selection for Bill Cosby‘s criminal sex assault retrial will start March 29th.
Cosby’s first trial ended in a mistrial when the jurors couldn’t reach a verdict after five days of deliberations.
According to an NBC news report, in the new trial, prosecutors are asking a judge to let 19 women testify against Cosby.
“This evidence is relevant to establish that an individual who, over the course of decades, intentionally intoxicated women in a signature fashion and then sexually assaulted them while they were incapacitated, could not have been mistaken about whether or not Ms. Constand was conscious enough to consent to the sexual contact,” Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele wrote in a motion.
Dozens of women have accused Cosby of a range of sexual misconduct spanning decades. But only Constand’s allegations about a 2004 encounter at his Pennsylvania home resulted in criminal charges and a trial.
Cosby, who denies all the misconduct allegations and has sued some women for defamation, contends his contact with Constand was consensual.
Bill Cosby’s retrial is set to start in April.