Bill Cosby
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Prosecutors slams Bill Cosby's defense lawyers

ANI | Updated: Oct 20, 2018 23:31 IST

Washington DC, [USA] Oct 20 (ANI): Prosecutors, who pronounced the prison term for American comedian Bill Cosby rebuffed latter's defense lawyer team's appeal for a new trial on Friday.
According to Page Six, the prosecutors termed the defense team's attempts as "timeworn" and "meritless."
Earlier in October, Cosby's defense team tried to argue that the comedian should get a new trial as his sentence was harsh in nature, and claimed that they had unearthed new evidence.
The prosecutors said that the newly discovered piece of audio evidence had been doctored and that they were aware of its existence for 13 years. The legal representatives said that the claims do "not warrant evidentiary development" as several of them have already been rejected.
Cosby's sentence came after a lengthy trial where he faced accusations from former Temple University employee Andrea Constand and was eventually found guilty. He was found to have drugged and raped her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
Since then, multiple women came forward against "The Cosby Show" star.
The first part of the hearings focused on the prosecution's efforts to label Cosby as a sexually violent predator.
Cosby's trial was heralded as the first major celebrity trial of the #MeToo movement, and the first to result in a conviction. (ANI)