Bill Cosby ousts legal team ahead of sex assault sentencing



Associated Press

Bill Cosby has ousted the high-powered defence team whose aggressive tactics failed to sway jurors from convicting him of sexual assault in April.

Rebecca Wright gives Seven Sharp a glimpse of the intensity surrounding the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial.

Source: 1 NEWS

Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Friday that Tom Mesereau and the rest of the retrial team have been replaced by a Philadelphia-area defence attorney with experience handling sex crimes cases.

The new lawyer, Joseph Green, didn't immediately return a message.

Wyatt wouldn't say why the change was made.

Cosby is scheduled for sentencing September 24 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.

The charges will likely be combined into one charge that carries a standard sentence of five to 10 years in prison.

The 80-year-old comedian has been on house arrest since his conviction.

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