Celebrity News

Bill Cosby Criminal Trial Scheduled for 2017
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. More than 60 rarely seen African-American artworks from the Cosby collection will join 100 pieces of African art at the National Museum of African Art. The exhibit “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” opens Sunday and will be on view through early 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Photo courtesy of The Huffington Post

Summary: On Tuesday, a judge set a date for Cosby’s criminal trial.

Bill Cosby may be facing several civil lawsuits in connection with drug and rape allegations, but only one case is in criminal court. On Tuesday, a Philadelphia judge scheduled his criminal trial for June 5, 2017.


The Washington Post calculated that nearly 60 women has accused the once popular comedian of sexual assault over the years. While some of those women are fighting with him in civil cases for money, former Temple University employee Andrea Constand may be the only one who can put him behind bars.

Constand said in 2004 that she had went to Cosby’s home in a Pennsylvania suburb for career advice and that he had given her pills and wine before having sex with her. She said that she was so incapacitated that she was unable to consent. Cosby was charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault.

Cosby has pled not guilty to all charges. His legal team has requested a change of venue due to the heavy media scrutiny of the case, but that ask was denied.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

The Philadelphia district attorney has asked Judge Steven O’Neill to allow the testimony of 13 women who say Cosby raped them from 1964 to 2002. In his motion filed, he said that it was clear Cosby had a “pattern of serial sexual abuse.”

O’Neill did not rule on allowing the women to testify, nor did he rule on whether or not to throw out a 2005 un-sealed Cosby deposition in which he admitted to giving women Quaaludes before sex. In his 2005 deposition, Cosby said that the sex he had with Constand was consensual.

Cosby’s lawyers said that his 2005 deposition violated his right against self-incrimination. Cosby said he gave the testimony only because the district attorney at the time promised to never bring up a criminal charge. In 2006, Cosby and Constand settled the case for an undisclosed sum.

Philadelphia’s current district attorney Kevin Steele said that deals like that work for witnesses but not a defendant.

Do you think Bill Cosby will win his criminal trial? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: CNN


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Attorney with 7-10 years of business litigation experience

USA-CA-Century City

Small to mid-size Century City law firm is seeking an attorney with 7 - 10 years of business litigat...

Apply Now

Project Finance and Energy Attorney with 6 years of experience


Chicago office of top firm seeks class 2012 associate with energy and project finance experience.

Apply Now

Real Estate Attorney with 2-4 years of experience


Respected mid-size Dallas firm is seeking a real estate attorney with 2-4 years of experience.

Apply Now

IP Patent Prosecution Agent with 2-4 years of physics experience


Milwaukee office of our client seeks IP patent prosecution agent with 2-4 years of experience. The c...

Apply Now


Legal Assistant / Paralegal


Our  law firm is currently seeking a qualified applicant to fill the position of a Legal Assist...

Apply now

Corporate / Commercial Attorney | Lebanon, NH


Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate / commercial attorney to join its Lebanon o...

Apply now

Business Law Junior Associate | Burlington, VT


Downs Rachlin Martin seeks associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience to join its Commercial an...

Apply now

Business Law Associate | Burlington


Downs Rachlin Martin is seeking an attorney with 4 to 8 years of experience to join its very busy pr...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top