Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Trial Has June Start Date and Is to Last 2 Weeks

Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., on April 3, 2017. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., on April 3, 2017. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Bill Cosby looked to be in good spirits Monday as he entered the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case.

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Cosby and his team of attorneys were in court Monday to iron out last-minute details about the trial, specifically if jurors would hear his 25-year-old “Spanish fly” joke mentioned in his book Childhood as well as in an old Larry King interview. While prosecutors contended that the jokes show Cosby’s propensity for drugging women, the defense argued that they were just jokes.

The judge didn’t rule on the admissibility of the jokes or of Cosby’s comments in a deposition about giving women Quaaludes in the 1970s, he did rule that the trial will begin June 5 with an anonymous, sequestered jury selected from the Pittsburgh area, and is slated to last two weeks.

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Cosby is going on trial on charges of drugging and molesting a woman named Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004. More than 50 women have come forward with allegations that were drugged and raped by Cosby over the last five decades.

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Cosby should have paid them off the way Bill O Reilly and Fox news did. It’s not like he didn’t have the money. Cosby admitts to having sexual contact with these women. IMO that’s all it was they just wanted something in return for it. Cosby is stupid if anything. He should have known that a man with his wealth and privilege any woman he lays down with the meter is going to be running. These women wanted something whether it was money or opportunities from a wealthy celebrity and would have done anything to get it. That’s why they wanted to be alone with him whether it was his dressing room OR hotel room OR at his home when his wife was away. This was not sexual assault it was pay to play and he didn’t pay. Seeing the condescending way he addressed issues relating to lower class blacks and morality its kind of what goes around comes around. Wonder if that’s all Cosby was trying to do was deflect attention from this shyt storm he knew was coming his way.