Bill Cosby Boosts Legal Team as He Hires Former Michael Jackson Attorney Tom Mesereau
Mesereau famously won an acquittal for Michael Jackson during the King of Pop's 2005 child molestation trial.
Bill Cosby has hired powerhouse attorney Tom Mesereau to be a part of his legal team.
Mesereau accompanied the embattled entertainer as he arrived at a courthouse outside Philadelphia for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday.
The lawyer, who famously won an acquittal for Michael Jackson during the singer's 2005 child molestation trial, did not speak to reporters outside court.
In an interview with Inside Edition last year, he expressed support for Cosby.
"I don't think they have much of a case against him," he said in 2016. "I think this is politically motivated. I think there was enormous political pressure to file the case and I don't think it should have been based on everything I know."
Mesereau was also on actor Robert Blake's legal team during his murder trial, after which he was acquitted in 2005.
Cosby is being retried on charges he drugged and molested Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004. The first trial ended in a hung jury in June.
In the courtroom Tuesday, the judge formally approved the dismissal of Cosby's lawyers from his first trial after they asked to be removed from the case and permitted Mesereau and his team to take over the disgraced comedian’s case.
Cosby looked in good spirits after it was announced that the retrial, which had been slated to start in November, would be pushed back to the spring of 2018.
The prosecution spoke briefly saying: "We're looking forward to retrying the case."
Trending on Inside Edition
Human Remains Found in Florida Reserve Identified as Brian Laundrie, FBI SaysNews
1967 Grateful Dead Shirt Sells for $17,640 at AuctionEntertainment
Bone Found in Car of Missing Ohio Mom Who Vanished With Her 2 Children in 2002Crime
Inside the Craze for 'Skelly,' a 12-Foot Halloween Skeleton From Home Depot That's a Graveyard SmashOffbeat
Marine Biologists Discover Enormous Sunfish Caught in Fishing Net in the Mediterranean SeaOffbeat