Bill Cosby ousts legal team ahead of sex assault sentencing

Bill Cosby has ousted his high-powered defence team just months after his conviction of sexual assault.

Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt said that Tom Mesereau and the rest of the retrial team have been replaced by a Philadelphia-area defence attorney with experience handling sex crimes cases.

The new lawyer, Joseph Green, did not immediately return a message.

Mr Wyatt would not say why the change was made.

Cosby is scheduled for sentencing on September 24 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.

The charges will likely be combined into one charge that carries a standard sentence of five to 10 years in prison.

The 80-year-old comedian has been on house arrest since his conviction in April.


Related Articles

Bill Cosby should be classified as sexually violent predator - assessment board

Cosby’s wife hits out at ‘mob justice’ behind sexual assault conviction

Cosby's own words led to his conviction, juror says

Cosby conviction will embolden victims, say #MeToo leaders

More in this Section

Man charged with murdering nurse who performed on BGT with NHS choir in UK

Nurse who performed on Britain's Got Talent with NHS choir stabbed to death

Pakistan's ruling party suspends MP over assault

Genoa disaster points to difficulties with ageing bridges


More From The Irish Examiner