Prosecutors argue Cosby used his power and appeal as a beloved entertainer to befriend younger women and then plied them with drugs or alcohol before assaulting them. Meanwhile, Cosby's team contends that the prosecution is capitalizing on the #metoo cultural moment we're having, and resurfacing "ancient allegations" to strengthen their case.
O'Neill limited prosecutors at Cosby's first trial previous year to calling just the 2004 accuser and a woman who alleged a 1990s assault.
Only one was permitted to testify in addition to Andrea Constand, the central accuser in the case, at Cosby's trial in June.
"(He) could not have been mistaken Ms. Constand was unconscious and unable to consent", Jappe said, "because he'd done it for so long".
Toys R Us to close all U.S. locations
Sales during the recent holiday period , which the company has yet to report, are believed to have been very bad. The retail chain has failed to find a buyer or reach a deal to restructure its debt, Bloomberg reported .
Yellow weather warning issued for rain tonight
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Legal insiders believe the key to the prosecution's case against Cosby is the admissibility of evidence involving accusers who came forward after Constand's allegations came to light. On Thursday, March 15, 2018, a judge agreed to let five additional Cosby accusers testify at his April 2 sexual assault retrial, giving prosecutors a chance to portray the man once known as "America's Dad" as a serial predator who made a habit of drugging and molesting women.
Attorneys for Cosby, who is now 80, have said the women's memories are tainted at best and asked the judge to bar them from testifying.
The trial is scheduled for April. 2.
Johnson, 55, accused Cosby of engaging in sexual misconduct with her in 1996. But attitudes about sexual assault have shifted since October.
Prosecutors will be selecting from a slate of witnesses whose allegations stretch from the 1960s to the early 1990s.
Among the witness that prosecutors could call is a Harrah's Reno bartender who says Cosby sexually assaulted her at a Nevada home in 1982 after insisting that she take two pills. Cosby has maintained his contact with Constand was consensual. Judge O'Neill has already ruled against Cosby on a number of his pre-trial motions to dismiss the case.
It brings the artist and fans closer to each other, and gives newcomer performers access to millions of music fans. In three important respects, however, Spotify is better than the most popular of its rivals, Apple Music .
He said: 'There was this Mansion House speech by Mrs May, but it was mainly repeating the red lines that we know already'. His European Parliament motion calls for an "association agreement" to deal with the future UK-EU relationship.
It appears the Saints, and Tom Condon, the agent for Drew Brees , have had trouble agreeing on Brees' value to the Saints. The next season he threw for a career-best 4,917 yards with 25 touchdowns against 12 interceptions for a 97.2 rating.
They are only two games away from being the 15th pick which is the first pick after the National Basketball Association lottery. When a player like James notices that the franchise is getting better, that is certainly a good sign for the Lakers.
Apple today announced that WWDC will return to the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose , California from June 4 - 8, 2018 . As is typical for Apple, rumors have been swirling about its upcoming operating system updates .
Robinson spent the first four years of his career with the Saints after being drafted with the #32 overall pick in the 2010 draft. According to ESPN's Dan Graziano , the deal is worth up to $20 million over four years, with $10 million in guaranteed money.
According to Spotrac , the release clears $10.2 million in cap space for the Packers, which will certainly help in signing Graham. The soon to be 33-year-old Nelson had a down year in Green Bay last year, hauling in 53 passes for 482 yards and six touchdowns.
Glaze added that if Perry asked permission beforehand, rather than tricking him, he would have denied her. Glaze said: "Would I have done it if she said, 'Would you kiss me?' No, I would have said no".
Early next month, Capcom will kick off the Spring Blossom Fest , the first seasonal event in Monster Hunter World . The monster in question, Deviljho , is nasty-looking wyvern, and due to arrive in the game on March 22 .
With an all-new smartphone India-focused smartphone series coming soon, the J8 duo might make it to India by the second quarter. The report reveals that the internal construction of Galaxy S9+ is remarkably similar to the Galaxy S8 +.
'The Crown' queen was paid less than her on-screen husband
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Philippines pledges cooperation with new USA top diplomat
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Larry Page's Kitty Hawk reveals autonomous flying taxis
According to Kitty Hawk's website , Cora is created to help you save time by "soaring over traffic", and bring the airport to you. It has the potential to transform spaces like rooftops and parking lots into places to take off right from your neighborhood.
'No Collusion,' House Intel Committee Concludes
Adam Schiff of California, said the committee "has placed the interests of protecting the president over protecting the country". They said the committee had conducted 73 interviews, mostly behind closed doors, and collected more than 300,000 documents.
Drew Brees is staying with the New Orleans Saints
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11 killed as Turkish jet crashes in Iran
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