SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California lawsuit claiming Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a teenage girl more than 40 years ago (all times local):
A lawyer for Bill Cosby says she does not think he will speak publicly before his second criminal trial in Pennsylvania.
Attorney Angela Agrusa told reporters after a hearing Tuesday in a California sexual assault lawsuit that she can’t imagine Cosby’s legal team would let him speak or perform.
Less than two weeks ago, a Pennsylvania jury deadlocked on charges that Cosby drugged and molested a Temple University worker, and prosecutors vowed to retry the case.
The entertainer’s spokeswoman then announced that he plans a series of town halls.
Agrusa says Cosby takes the criminal charges seriously and he would never do anything to undermine the importance of the issue.
In the California case, a woman claims she was assaulted by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion more than 40 years ago when she was 15.
Plaintiff’s attorney Gloria Allred says that if Cosby does stage town hall appearances she may hold her own forums in those cities to discuss sexual assault.
A California court has tentatively set a July 30, 2018, date for trial of a lawsuit that accuses Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at the Playboy Mansion more than 40 years ago.
The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge set the distant date because Pennsylvania prosecutors are expected to retry a criminal case against Cosby following a jury deadlock less than two weeks ago.
In the California case, Judy Huth accuses the comedian of forcing her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom at the mansion around 1974, when she was 15.
The Pennsylvania case alleges Cosby drugged and molested a Temple University worker.
Cosby’s legal team declared victory after the mistrial.
The stage for Bill Cosby’s next trial shifts to California.
A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Santa Monica to set a trial date in a lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting a teen at the Playboy Mansion more than 40 years ago.
Judy Huth accuses the comedian of forcing her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom at the mansion around 1974, when she was 15.
The hearing comes less than two weeks after a Pennsylvania jury deadlocked on criminal charges against Cosby on charges he drugged and molested a Temple University worker.
Cosby’s legal team declared victory after the Pennsylvania mistrial, though prosecutors have vowed to retry him.
The Los Angeles Superior Court judge could delay setting a trial date until after Cosby is retried.