A new date has been set for Bill Cosby’s retrial on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004.
This past June, the first trial ended in a mistrial when the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict after deliberating for over 50 hours.
The retrial was ordered to begin on April 2 by Judge Steven O’Neill. Originally set for November, O’Neill granted a request by Cosby’s lawyers to delay the retrial.
Cosby will use a new defense team led by Tom Mesereau. Mesereau is a Los Angeles lawyer best known for defending Michael Jackson from child sexual abuse charges over a decade ago.
According to Judge O’Neill, jury selection will begin in March.