Bill Cosby retrial for his sexual assault has a new start date.
Tuesday, Judge Steven O’Neill granted the comedian and his new legal teams request to postpone the trial in order to have more time to prepare. “To ask someone to review the voluminous record over 18 months—now 20 months in this case—simply cannot be done,” said O’Neill.
The hearing was the first appearance of Cosby’s new team of defense lawyers, led by Tom Mesereau.
Cosby’s first trial ended in a mistrial after the jury announced it was deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict.
The tentative start date has been pushed back until mid-March or early April of 2018.