Bill Cosby's retrial delayed as new lawyers join case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A judge has delayed the start of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial to allow his new lawyers to get up to speed on the case.

Judge Steven O’Neill said Tuesday that he still expects the 80-year-old comedian to be tried before next summer.

O’Neill granted a request by Cosby’s new lawyers to delay the retrial, which had been scheduled to start in November.

“The Cosby Show” star is charged with drugging and molesting a woman at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. He has said their sexual encounter was consensual.

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Cosby’s first trial ended in a hung jury.

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