Sep 15, 2017
By Michael Kramer
A new date is scheduled for Bill Cosby’s retrial – on charges that he drugged and molested a woman – more than a decade ago.
Judge Steven O’Neill has ordered the retrial to begin on April 2nd – and jury selection can get underway before then.
The retrial was initially set for November – but last month O’Neill granted a request by Cosby’s new lawyers to delay it -so they could get up to speed on the case.
The 80-year-old comedian’s first trial in June ended in a hung jury.
The star is charged with knocking out accuser Andrea Constand with pills – and sexually assaulting her at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.
Cosby has said the sexual encounter with the former Temple University worker was consensual.