Mar 15, 2018
By Michael Kramer
An important development in the Bill Cosby trial.
A judge has agreed to let five additional accusers testify – at Cosby’s April 2nd sexual assault retrial.
Judge Steven O’Neill’s ruling is a victory for prosecutors – trying to portray the 80-year-old Cosby – as one of Hollywood’s biggest serial predators.
Prosecutors contend the alleged 2004 assault that led to Cosby’s only criminal charges – was the latest in a five-decade pattern of him drugging and attacking dozens of women.
O’Neill limited prosecutors at Cosby’s first trial last year – to calling just the 2004 accuser and a woman who alleged a 1990s assault.
That trial ended in a hung jury.