Bill Cosby Fires Legal Team

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Just months away from his sentencing for his sexual assault conviction, Bill Cosby has fired his entire legal team, Deadline reports.

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The retired comedian has, however, allegedly hired a new lawyer: Pennsylvania attorney Joseph P. Green Jr. The local lawyer will take over the case from high profile attorney Tom Mesereau. Mesereau, the ex-Michael Jackson attorney, was brought onto the case in 2017 and created Cosby’s prominent team of lawyers shortly after. The team was still unable to prevent a conviction on three counts of sexual assault in the retrial of Cosby’s case, which ended April 26.

Bill Cosby is currently under house and is set to be sentenced after a two-day hearing September 24-25. No word yet from the new lawyer or the Montgomery County D.A.’s office if the new representation will mean those dates are pushed back.

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