Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Not Where It Matters Cosby Can't Make His Case outside Courtroom

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Not Where It Matters Cosby Can't Make His Case outside Courtroom

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Jury selection is scheduled to get underway Monday at the Allegheny County Courthouse for the sexual assault trial that actor Bill Cosby will face in Montgomery County next month. Because of pretrial publicity, a judge ordered a jury be selected in Pittsburgh and sequestered for the trial in suburban Philadelphia.

Mr. Cosby disclosed in a SiriusXM radio interview Tuesday that he would not testify in his defense. That is his right. Yet it was poor form for Mr. Cosby to break his silence of nearly two years and do a radio interview in which he supported his daughter's assertion that racism is behind the allegations that scores of women have leveled against him. He also suggested that other malevolent factors could be at play.

He will stand trial on charges of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand, a former employee of Temple University, in 2004. She is one of more than 50 women to have come forward in recent years with allegations of sexual assault by Mr. …

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