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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby‘s pretrial hearing (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

Bill Cosby’s lawyers will get another chance to argue that his sexual assault case should be thrown out after sparring with prosecutors and a judge over the facts in a sharply worded court filing.

They’ll return to court Wednesday for the second day of hearings on various pretrial motions.

Judge Steven O’Neill halted pretrial proceedings Tuesday after Cosby’s lawyers argued that prosecutors should be barred for using a lurid, decade-old deposition he gave in a related civil case.

O’Neill ordered both sides to a closed-door conference room.

At one point, Cosby’s lawyers produced medical records to support their assertion that Cosby is blind.

The defense has asked the judge to suppress the testimony Cosby gave in the accuser’s lawsuit. They also hope to keep other accusers off the witness stand at the June criminal trial.

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2:50 p.m.

The judge in Bill Cosby’s criminal case has broken for a recess while the two sides try to forge an agreement on some of the basic facts in a 12-year timeline.

Cosby’s lawyers complain that they can’t defend against an allegation of a 2004 sexual assault when key witnesses have died, meeting places have closed and memories have faded.

The judge will consider their arguments after the parties try to stipulate to a basic outline of events.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill says the hearing could resume later Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday.

The defense has asked him to suppress the testimony Cosby gave in accuser Andrea Constand’s lawsuit. They also hope to keep other accusers off the witness stand at the June trial.

O’Neill hasn’t yet ruled on those motions.

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11:40 a.m.

Bill Cosby’s lawyers are pressing a judge to keep his deposition from a lawsuit out of his Pennsylvania sexual assault trial.

They say Cosby wouldn’t have testified in the lawsuit if he knew the testimony could be used against him in criminal court. The defense insists Cosby had an oral promise from a former prosecutor that he wouldn’t be charged over the 2005 encounter with Andrea Constand.

A new prosecutor had Cosby arrested last year.

The judge hearing pretrial arguments Tuesday suggests the decision to testify in the civil case might have been strategic. He notes that Constand’s lawyers already had Cosby’s police statement calling the encounter consensual.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill says the defense might have thought it could hurt Cosby to assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

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9:05 a.m.

Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pennsylvania courthouse where his lawyers plan to challenge sexual misconduct claims by 13 women against the entertainer.

Cosby’s lawyers say prosecutors are reaching back to the “casting couch” era to round up accusers and build a “stale” sexual assault case against him.

Prosecutors at the pretrial hearing Tuesday will ask the judge to let the other accusers testify to show Cosby drugged and molested young women in a “signature” fashion.

However, defense lawyers say there’s little but hazy memories to go on.

Cosby faces 10 years in prison if convicted of sexually assaulting a former Temple University basketball team manager.

The pretrial hearing is expected to last two days.

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1 a.m.

Bill Cosby’s lawyers say prosecutors are reaching back to the “casting couch” era to round up women accusers and build a “stale” sexual assault case against the entertainer.

And they will take a Pennsylvania judge through a time warp on Tuesday to prove their point. They plan to challenge sexual misconduct claims by 13 women that span the freewheeling 1960s, patriotic 1980s and gender-bending 21st century.

Prosecutors at the pretrial hearing will ask the judge to let the other accusers testify to show Cosby drugged and molested young women in a “signature” fashion.

However, defense lawyers note there’s little but hazy memories to go on.

Cosby faces 10 years if convicted of sexually assaulting a former Temple University basketball team manager.

The pretrial hearing is expected to last two days.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby‘s pretrial hearing (all times local):

9:05 a.m.

Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pennsylvania courthouse where his lawyers plan to challenge sexual misconduct claims by 13 women against the entertainer.

Cosby’s lawyers say prosecutors are reaching back to the “casting couch” era to round up accusers and build a “stale” sexual assault case against him.

Prosecutors at the pretrial hearing Tuesday will ask the judge to let the other accusers testify to show Cosby drugged and molested young women in a “signature” fashion.

However, defense lawyers say there’s little but hazy memories to go on.

Cosby faces 10 years in prison if convicted of sexually assaulting a former Temple University basketball team manager.

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The pretrial hearing is expected to last two days.

___

1 a.m.

Bill Cosby’s lawyers say prosecutors are reaching back to the “casting couch” era to round up women accusers and build a “stale” sexual assault case against the entertainer.

And they will take a Pennsylvania judge through a time warp on Tuesday to prove their point. They plan to challenge sexual misconduct claims by 13 women that span the freewheeling 1960s, patriotic 1980s and gender-bending 21st century.

Prosecutors at the pretrial hearing will ask the judge to let the other accusers testify to show Cosby drugged and molested young women in a “signature” fashion.

However, defense lawyers note there’s little but hazy memories to go on.

Cosby faces 10 years if convicted of sexually assaulting a former Temple University basketball team manager.

The pretrial hearing is expected to last two days.

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4 thoughts on “Bill Cosby Leaves Courthouse After Pretrial Hearing

  1. Specialt, I will graciously accept your apology after Nov. 8 when you are freed from the chains of Democrat slavery. Assuming you are smart enough to realize that is a good thing.
    -Holla’

  2. specialt757 on said:

    I second that Amber. After this election when Trump loses, he will go on with his life, business as usual. He will continue his sexual predator behavior, his bad business practices of stealing goods and services from hard working people, paying no taxes and not contributing to the economy like the rest of us. What will happen to his flock of misguided fools he has hanging from hit nut sack?
    Dr. Cosby is no different from any of the other rich dummies out here who use their influences on the dumb and stupid who thought they could get ahead in their careers or education by sleeping with them. He’s not the first and certainly not the last. This is not a presumption of guilt or innocence in regards to Dr. Cosby.
    And can you believe there are still women lining up to be used and abused by these type of men? Too bad they can’t buy themselves some much needed self-esteem, self-respect, pride or dignity.

  3. It is amazing a black man can be accused and now go to court yet Trump who made claims and now accused regardless if it happen or not can still run for President. I do not want hear it. I do not want to hear nothing else on Bill Cosby or anyone else. Let them live their life like Trump is living his life with nothing proven but just their words.

    • Color has nothing to do with it. Cosby is in the position he’s in because he dared to criticise and chastise black people in a way that hit too close to home. They turned on him like a pack of wild dogs tugging on a slab of beef. A black man was accused and now going to court because his black people saw a chance to get back at him for telling the truth. The truth is the last thing we want to hear. He had the balls to do it, and now is being hounded to his grave because of it. Donald Trump is in the position he’s in because he has supporters who are not going to turn against him no matter what. Cosby had just the opposite. Black people don’t care about Trump and his own will not turn against him by the thousands. If they did, he wouldn’t be running for president. If you don’t believe me, try and think of at least one celebrity, sports figure or porn star who has stepped up and told the truth about what is happening in the black community. Nobody wants to take a chance on being hounded to their graves like Mr. Cosby. So they stay in the safe zones.

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