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Bill Cosbys next trial will carry weight of #MeToo movement

Sagarica

Bill Cosby pauses to talk to reporters as he leaves following a dinner at an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia. Cosbyu2019s new trial on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004 was supposed to begin in November, but was delayed until this spring so his new legal team could get up to speed. Jurors deadlocked in June and the judge declared a mistrial. He has said the encounter was consensual.
Bill Cosby pauses to talk to reporters as he leaves following a dinner at an Italian restaurant in Philadelphia. Cosbyu2019s new trial on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004 was supposed to begin in November, but was delayed until this spring so his new legal team could get up to speed. Jurors deadlocked in June and the judge declared a mistrial. He has said the encounter was consensual.

Bill Cosby’s next trial will carry weight of #MeToo movement

PHILADELPHIA: Jurors couldn’t agree the first time around whether to accept a woman’s story that “America’s Dad,” Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted her over a decade ago. Now he faces a retrial in less than 90 days in a vastly different cultural climate, one in which powerful men from Hollywood to the US Senate are being toppled by allegations of sexual misconduct.

The jury in Cosby’s case was hopelessly deadlocked on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004, and the judge declared a mistrial in June. But that was before the revelations about movie producer Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement burst into the public sphere.

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