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Bill Cosby Desperately Lawyering Up Over Sexual Assault Scandal

Bill Cosby Hires New Lawyers
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Jan. 4 2016, Published 9:50 p.m. ET

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Getting your Trinity Audio player ready... has exclusively learned that Bill Cosby is considering adding to his legal team in a desperate bid to fight sexual assault accusations.

According to sources, the comedian currently has two top legal eagles on his wish list.

The first, attorney William H. "Billy" Murphy, represents the family of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore 25-year-old man who died while last spring while in police custody. Murphy is also famous for getting mail and wire fraud charges dismissed against legendary boxing promote Don King in 1997.

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The second lawyer 78-year-old Cosby and his current attorney, Monique Pressley, are looking at is Tom Mesereau, the legal expert who successfully defended the late Michael Jackson in his infamous 2005 molestation trial, which resulted in 14 charges against the singer dropped.

As reported, Cosby is free on $1 million bail after he was arraigned in Pennsylvania and criminally charged with aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, in 2004.

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In 2005, Constand claimed that Cosby drugged and sexually attacked her while she worked as a manager for the women's basketball team at the school. At the time, police ultimately opted to drop the case due to "lack of evidence."

Cosby denies the charges.



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