FILE - This combination of file photos shows Andrea Constand, left, walking to the courtroom during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial June 6, 2017, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.; and Bill Cosby, right, arriving for his sexual assault trial June 16, 2017, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown. Cosby is set to attend a Monday, March 5, 2018, pretrial hearing leading up to the entertainer's retrial on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted Constand at his home near Philadelphia. Prosecutors are seeking to call as many as 19 other accusers to the witness stand during the retrial, in an attempt to show Cosby had a five-decade pattern of drugging and harming women. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Prosecutors in Bill Cosby retrial want 19 women to testify

March 04, 2018 - 11:08 am

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's retrial want to call as many as 19 other women to the witness stand to show he had a five-decade pattern of drugging and harming women.

Cosby is due in court for a pretrial hearing Monday as his lawyers clash with prosecutors over how many of his accusers are allowed to testify at his April 2 sexual assault.

Judge Steven O'Neill allowed just one other accuser to testify at Cosby's first trial, which ended in a hung jury last year.

Cosby's lawyers say they'll seek to delay the April 2 retrial if other accusers are given a chance to testify. They said they'd need extra time to look into the allegations.

The hearing comes just 10 days after the death of Cosby's daughter.

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