Retrial Date in Cosby Sex Assault Case Set for November

A Montgomery County, Pennsylvania judge has set November 6, 2017 as the new court date for the retrial of comedian Bill Cosby in the high profile sexual assault case. A mistrial was declared in the first trial.

(Published Thursday, July 6, 2017)

Bill Cosby's retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago is set for November.

An order signed Thursday by Judge Steven O'Neill says all parties must report to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 6.

Attorney Gloria Allred made a statement outside of the courthouse after the jury in the Cosby sexual assault case announced a mistrial. Allred said that “we can never underestimate the blinding power of celebrity” and vowed that “justice will come.” She said that she hoped prosecutors tried the case again and that the court permits more accusers as witnesses. “It’s too early to celebrate, Mr. Cosby,” she said. “Round two may just be around the corner and this time justice will prevail.”

(Published Saturday, June 17, 2017)

Prosecutors found themselves back to square one June 17 after the judge declared a mistrial. The jury failed to reach a verdict in more than 52 hours of deliberations over six days.

District Attorney Kevin Steele vowed to put Cosby on trial again, saying accuser Andrea Constand supported the decision.

Cosby was tried on charges stemming from an encounter with the former Temple University worker, who said she was sexually assaulted in 2004.

Cosby turns 80 next week and contends the encounter was consensual.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas publicly acknowledged their engagement for the first time Saturday, posting matching photos on Instagram. Jonas called Chopra the "future Mrs. Jonas."

(Published Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018)