Topless protester launches herself at Bill Cosby arriving at court for retrial

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Security has been increased around the Philadelphia courthouse where Bill Cosby is standing trial on sexual assault charges, after a topless woman launched herself at him as he arrived at court.

The topless protester, who appeared on The Cosby Show as a child actress, jumped a single barricade and ran in front of Cosby as he arrived at court on the first day of his retrial. 

The 80-year-old comedian was unharmed and the woman was quickly subdued by police officers.

The woman, who had "Women's Lives Matter" written on her body, was one of many protesters lining the steps of the courthouse.

A double row of barricades kept the public away from Cosby as he left court later in the day.

Cosby is charged with sexually assaulted a woman at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. He says it was consensual.

Cosby's first trial ended with jurors unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

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