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>> It's take two for Bill Cosby as he faces a new jury in his sexual assault retrial. The 1980s TV dad who fell from grace after more than 50 women publicly accused him of sex crimes will once again face off in court against Andrea Constand. She said Cosby drugged and assaulted her at his home sometime between December 2003 and January 2004.
>> Mr. Cosby maintains that he's innocent of these charges.>> Cosby's first trial ended in a hung jury last summer, but this jury will hear testimony the first one never did. Reuters corresponded Barbara Goldberg is following the case.>> One of the biggest differences this time around is that the judge has allowed five other women who accused Cosby of similar attacks on them.
Drugging them, sexually assaulting them, they are going to be allowed to testify.>> The highly unusual exception comes after the judge ruled that the multiple accusations were so similar, they show a pattern the jury should be allowed to hear. It's a win for the prosecution, but the defense got a favorable ruling as well, it's allowed to call a witness in an attempt to undermine Constand's credibility.
And a new defense attorney has joined Cosby's legal team, he comes with experience. Tom Mesereau successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges. While some of the players in the courtroom have changed, so has the national discourse on sexual assault. The second trial begins in the wake of the MeToo movement and a series of high-powered men brought to accountability.