>> Bill Cosby blasted by a Pennsylvania district attorney during the second day of pretrial hearings Wednesday. Montgomery county's D.A. saying Cosby committed a lifetime of sexual assault on young women, using his fame and notoriety to lure his victims. At issue, whether up to 13 additional Cosby accusers should be allowed to testify at his criminal sexual trial next year.
Both sides emphasized how crucial the issue is at Wednesday's hearing. Reuters' Joseph Ax is at the court house.>> Kevin Steele, the lead prosecutor, said that without being able to call other accusers, their entire case would rest upon what the defense will characterize as an uncorroborated account from a single woman.
Defense lawyer, Brian McMonagle meanwhile said that to allow the prosecutors to call a parade of women with unrelated allegations against Mr. Cosby, would cost him any chance at a fair trial.>> The disgraced comedian faces sexual assault allegations from dozens of women. Former Temple University basketball coach Andrea Constant's case is the only one to result in criminal prosecution.
The additional witnesses would help the prosecution demonstrate their argument that Cosby is a serial sexual predator. The defense is firing back, trying to discredit the women's claims, some of which are decades old.