Cosby, who was lauded as a hero by African Americans and revered by whites for smashing through racial barriers, is best known for "The Cosby Show" but won three acting Emmys for 1960s series "I Spy".
Claire McCue, a protester from Brooklyn and a professor of social work in the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, brought her daughter, who is in elementary school, with her to the protest.
The first trial took just six days, with jurors deliberating for another 52 hours before deciding they could not reach a unanimous verdict.
"She entered a restricted area on the grounds of the Montgomery County Courthouse at 8:35 a.m., when the defendant, William H. Cosby Jr., was arriving for court", the DA's office noted in a statement announcing the charges.
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In 2014, Aghdam was the subject of a profile in "Peaceful Dumpling", a New York-based Vegan and sustainable lifestyle website. It lists four YouTube channels for the woman - one in Farsi, one in Turkish, one in English and one devoted to hand art.
Cosby did not admit to any criminal activity in the deposition. They were also asked about what they thought about #MeToo, a movement that has arguably had significant influence on the popular culture surrounding sexual-assault allegations as they relate to money, power, and celebrity.
Bill's lawyer will share his opening statement tomorrow morning. Rochelle later said she was acting on behalf of Femen, a European women's movement whose members paint messages on their topless bodies to protest the patriarchy, and to reclaim the bodies of women who have been disempowered through sexual assault. She described Cosby as "somebody I trusted".
Before the trial proper began, the courthouse was momentarily engulfed in drama of another sort: a black female protester who ran towards the entrance of the building topless, with "Women's Lives Matter" scrawled in red paint across her chest. The judge told the court that he needs "to make sure we can continue with a fair and impartial trial".
She had been planning on attending other protests during the trial, but the Montgomery County authorities recommend she stay away from the courthouse.
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We did so in full compliance with our legal obligations to preserve messages", the company said. The tampering wasn't publicly announced; and the users weren't individually informed, either.
The trial, which is being held at Montgomery County Courthouse in Pennsylvania, is expected to last about a month.
Cosby is starting the re-trial for allegations that he sexually assaulted Andrea Constand after the first trial ended in a hung jury.
Sonia Ossorio, center, leads the National Organization for Women of NY in protest as Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on April 9, 2018, in Norristown, Pa.
Reality TV actress and former supermodel Janice Dickinson may be one of those prior acts witnesses, according to her attorney Lisa Bloom.
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President Donald Trump was not in New York City at the time, though he maintains an office and residence in the building. Flames and billowing smoke were visible from the street, and one serious injury to a civilian was reported.