Cosby Hires Michael Jackson's Lawyer for Sex Assault Retrial - NBC10 Boston

Cosby Hires Michael Jackson's Lawyer for Sex Assault Retrial

Cosby's spokesman announced Monday that the 80-year-old comedian is bringing in Tom Mesereau to lead a retooled defense team

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Cosby Hires Michael Jackson's Lawyer for Sex Assault Retrial
    Getty Images
    Cosby's first trial on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 ended in a hung jury.

    Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson's former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania.

    Cosby's spokesman announced Monday that the 80-year-old comedian is bringing in Tom Mesereau to lead a retooled defense team. Lawyers from the first trial in June had said they wanted off the case.

    Mesereau won an acquittal in Jackson's 2004 child molestation trial. He has also represented boxer Mike Tyson, actor Robert Blake and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight.

    Mesereau will be joined by Sam Silver, who represented now-imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania in a corruption case, and former federal prosecutor Kathleen Bliss.

    ‘Tonight’: Regina King on Directing 'This Is Us'

    [NATL] ‘Tonight’: Regina King on Directing 'This Is Us'

    Regina King reveals what it's like directing the tear-inducing NBC series "This Is Us," tries not to make HBO angry by hinting about “Watchmen" and discusses the love (and lighting) in her awards-buzzy film, "If Beal Street Could Talk."

    (Published Friday, Dec. 14, 2018)

    Cosby's first trial on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 ended in a hung jury.