Bill Cosby Is Back in Court Today

Bill Cosby- Norristown

It has almost twice the population of Montgomery County, which is the third largest county in the state.

The mixed result for Cosby on Monday comes just days after he received a rare victory in the over a yearlong case from the same Judge Steve O'Neill.

As they did when the order was announced last week, a spokesman for Cosby told Deadline that "no comment will be made at this time" on the matter. The State Supreme Court will pick that location.

Once a jury is selected, they will be sequestered in Montgomery County, O'Neill ordered.O'Neill said the trial is still scheduled to begin on June 5.

Cosby's lawyers say Montgomery County jurors have been exposed to extensive news coverage of the case since the arrest a year ago.

Having failed in past attempts to derail or get the case dismissed, the 79-year old Cosby arrived at the Norristown, PA courthouse this morning smiling and laughing -as he has for nearly all the past hearings on the matter.

Cosby's defenders had asked for the entire trial to be moved out of Montgomery County.

Cosby, 79, is charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in the case of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who accuses the comedian and TV star of assaulting her in his home in 2004. "Branded variously a monster, sociopath, and sexual predator, everyone from the current District Attorney of Montgomery County to President Obama has publicly weighed in on the allegations against Mr. Cosby".

In its argument, the defense noted that Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, who is leading the prosecution, campaigned in 2015 by criticizing a predecessor for failing to pursue the Cosby case.



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