Aug 15, 2017
By Michael Kramer
A second lawyer who defended Bill Cosby in his sex assault trial – wants to be relieved of duty.
The trial ended with a deadlocked jury – and Los Angeles-based lawyer Angela Agrusa wants off the case before the start of Cosby’s retrial – which is set for November.
Lead defence lawyer Brian McMonagle, of Philadelphia – also asked to be taken off the case earlier this month.
Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill previously set a hearing for August 22nd to discuss that request – and Agrusa is asking to delay that hearing until September 11th.
Meanwhile – District Attorney Kevin Steele is asking the judge to deny that request – saying justice will be delayed.
The 80-year-old comedian and actor is being retried on charges that he drugged and molested Andrea Constand more than a decade ago.
Cosby claims it was consensual.