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USA: Millions of dollars paid in Cosby settlement – defense attorney reveals in retrial01:51

USA: Millions of dollars paid in Cosby settlement – defense attorney reveals in retrial

United States, Pennsylvania
April 10, 2018 at 06:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

The first day of American Comedian Bill Cosby’s retrial over sexual assault allegations concluded at Montgomery County Court in Pennsylvania on Monday.

In his opening statements Defense Attorney Kevin Steele publicly revealed for the first time that Bill Cosby had settled a civil case brought up by Andrea Constand for $3,380,000 (3,000,000 pounds) in 2006.

Cosby’s spokesperson Andrew Wyatt addressed the jury in a read statement where he expressed his hope that jurors would remain impartial and make their decisions based on the evidence presented in the courtroom.

The first day of the trial was mostly dedicated to resolving the jurors’ issue. Cosby’s defence filed a last-minute motion to remove juror number 11 on allegations of bias. Judge Steven O’Neill however ruled that the juror can stay on the panel, after which the trial began with opening statements.

The judge ordered to dismiss the jury panel after Cosby’s attorney Tom Mesereau asked to give his opening statement tomorrow instead.

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The first day of American Comedian Bill Cosby’s retrial over sexual assault allegations concluded at Montgomery County Court in Pennsylvania on Monday.

In his opening statements Defense Attorney Kevin Steele publicly revealed for the first time that Bill Cosby had settled a civil case brought up by Andrea Constand for $3,380,000 (3,000,000 pounds) in 2006.

Cosby’s spokesperson Andrew Wyatt addressed the jury in a read statement where he expressed his hope that jurors would remain impartial and make their decisions based on the evidence presented in the courtroom.

The first day of the trial was mostly dedicated to resolving the jurors’ issue. Cosby’s defence filed a last-minute motion to remove juror number 11 on allegations of bias. Judge Steven O’Neill however ruled that the juror can stay on the panel, after which the trial began with opening statements.

The judge ordered to dismiss the jury panel after Cosby’s attorney Tom Mesereau asked to give his opening statement tomorrow instead.

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