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Bill Cosby Ousts Legal Team Ahead of Sex Assault Sentencing

His spokesman would not say why the change was made

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    Cosby Sex Assault Retrial: Guilty on All 3 Counts

    Comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty on three counts of aggravated assault related to an encounter with a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, in his Cheltenham home. (Published Thursday, April 26, 2018)

    Bill Cosby has ousted the high-powered defense team whose aggressive tactics failed to sway jurors from convicting him of sexual assault in April.

    Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Thursday that Tom Mesereau and the rest of the retrial team have been replaced by a Philadelphia-area defense attorney with experience handling sex crimes cases.

    The new lawyer, Joseph Green, didn't immediately return a message.

    Wyatt wouldn't say why the change was made.

    Cosby Accuser Lauds Verdict as 'Victory for Womanhood'

    [NATL] Accuser Lili Bernard After Cosby Verdict: 'It's a Victory for Womanhood'

    Actress Lili Bernard, one of Bill Cosby's accusers, spoke out after a Pennsylvania jury found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. "I feel like my faith in humanity is restored," the actress said.

    (Published Thursday, April 26, 2018)

    Cosby is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 24 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.

    The charges will likely be combined into one charge that carries a standard sentence of five to 10 years in prison.

    The 80-year-old comedian has been on house arrest since his conviction.