Comedian and TV icon Bill Cosby will be retried on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania, with his new trial set for Nov. 6, the AP reports. The announcement comes after the jury deadlocked in his previous trial, with the judge declaring a mistrial on June 17.
A lawyer for Andrea Constand, Cosby’s accuser, said Constand — who testified for seven hours over two days in the previous trial — is prepared to confront Cosby again.
“She will be absolutely ready,” said Dolores Troiani, Constand’s lawyer. “She wants to see justice done and she wants to see this through. She was in the courtroom (after the deadlock) comforting everyone else.”
Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting Constand more than a decade ago.