Bill Cosby has yet another legal team working for him as he awaits sentencing.
Things aren't going so well for Bill Cosby. His wife might be filing for divorce while the once widely-beloved actor is potentially facing decades in prison. Since the results from his legal battles haven't been successful for him so far, Cosby is firing his whole legal team. A new one, led by Joseph P. Green Jr, is taking on the case. The former high-profile team was headed by Tom Mesereau who had been Michael Jackson's attorney during his trial for child molestation back in 2005. Although he won Jackson's case, Mersereau was unable to create the same results for Cosby. The jury came back with a guilty verdict for three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April 2018. The lawyer had been on the case since August 2017.
Bill Cosby is currently on house arrest awaiting his sentencing hearing set for the 24th and 25th of September. These dates might change due to the shift in legal representation, though no formal announcement has been made to signify the possibility. Trial dates had previously been pushed back when Merserau took over from Cosby's preceding lawyer after the declared mistrial in June 2017. Green, his current lawyer, is the fourth main lawyer working with the accused.
The Pennsylvania jury did not agree with Bill Cosby's claims that his sexual contact with Andrea Constand was consensual. Given his admission of giving the woman Benadryl pills on the night of the encounter, the guilty verdict does not come as such a surprise.