Protester Jumped Barricade Outside Bill Cosby Trial

10 April, 2018, 20:26 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • Actor and comedian Bill Cosby departs after the first day of his retrial for his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pennsylvania on Monday

Bill Cosby's lawyers want jurors to hear about the criminal past of an accuser expected to testify at his sexual assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia. The outlet additionally reported that since her arrest, Rochelle had been launched.

Her lawyer, Gloria Allred, declined comment.

Cosby, who sufferers from a degenerative eye disease, had no reaction to the episode, Wyatt said.

A prosecutor says Bill Cosby paid almost $3.4 million to the woman he's charged with sexually assaulting at his suburban Philadelphia home.

Bill Cosby paid almost $3.4 million as part of a settlement with the woman he is now charged with sexually assaulting, a prosecutor said Monday as the comedian's retrial got underway. He says the encounter was consensual.

The allegations against Cosby stretch back more than a decade, but the trial takes place in a cultural moment vastly different from the one in which the first trial took place a year ago. If he's convicted of criminal charges during the retrial he could face up to a decade in prison.

Following her arrest, Rochelle said that with her protest she "wanted to express the anger that the victims could not express".

He was surrounded by five sheriff's deputies as he walked inside Tuesday. She was later released. Femen is an worldwide Women's movement of topless female activists painted with slogans and our mission is protesting the patriarchy and reclaiming our bodies'.

Cosby has denied drugging and molesting a woman at his home several years ago. That media obsession and the members' use of their breasts as a protest tool have drawn criticism from feminist groups and others who see Femen protests as a distraction.

Cosby's entry to the courthouse was briefly delayed in the morning by the protest of a topless woman, later identified as Nicolle Rochelle, a former actress who had appeared several times on "The Cosby Show". Paris-based Femen leader Inna Shevchenko said Femen has a presence in eight countries. When the 80-year-old comic arrived, the protester "ripped off her jacket and rushed toward the actor" while shouting, "Hey hey hey, women's lives matter!".

Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.

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Ms Constand, who met Mr Cosby at Temple University - his alma mater, previously said she did not know Ms Jackson, who was not called as a witness in the first trial.

Last week, Judge Steven O'Neill ruled that it could be revealed to the jury in the course of the new trial.

There is much riding on the outcome of the case for Cosby.

"He can't see so it didn't affect him at all", Wyatt said.

"In honor of the first day of the Bill Cosby retrial, I went by the address where they filmed The Cosby Show exterior in New York City", she wrote in a post with a picture of herself in front of a brownstone.

Cosby seemed startled by the commotion as protesters chanted at him, but he was not touched and was uninjured.

Sonia Ossorio leads protesters outside the Montgomery County Courthouse on Monday in support of Andrea Constand, the central accuser in the case against Cosby.

"With all of these distractions, Cosby's defense team is hoping to confuse the most important issue at hand; the systematic disembodiement and disempowerment of women's bodies occurring around the world since the beginning of time". The slogan was also scrawled in red ink across her chest. They were also asked about what they thought about #MeToo, a movement that has arguably had significant influence on the popular culture surrounding sexual-assault allegations as they relate to money, power, and celebrity. The judge barred her at the first trial. Andrea Constand and another woman accused the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting them.

The retrial unfolds against the backdrop of the global #MeToo movement.

Cosby is fighting back with a new, high-profile lawyer and an aggressive strategy.

His first trial collapsed last June after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

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