>> Shame on you, Bill Cosby.>> Bill Cosby back in court Monday, months after his first criminal trial ended with a hung jury. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assalting Andrea Constand, a former administrator with Temple University's women's basketball team. In the pretrial hearing, prosecutors are arguing that the judge should allow 19 of his nearly 50 accusers to testify against Cosby in an upcoming retrial, though they are not a part of the case.
Reuters correspondent Barbara Goldberg is following the story.>> They wanna show that this is a pattern of behavior by Mr. Cosby. They tried to do that in the last trial, they asked to bring up 13 other accusers, they were allowed to bring 1. So this time around, they wanna bring those 13 plus more.
They wanna bring a total of 19 additional accusers to the witness stand, and that's gonna be the big issue here.>> Cosby's lawyers are pushing back, they also filed two motions to dismiss the sexual assault charges altogether, one that the judge took little time in rejecting. Cosby has denied wrongdoing, saying that any sexual encounter was consensual.
The trial comes at a time of grief for the Cosby family. Just last week, his daughter Ensa, who strongly voice her support for her father, passed away from kidney failure.