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Bill Cosby ousts legal team ahead of sex assault sentencing

AP  |  Philadelphia 

has ousted the high-powered defence team whose aggressive tactics failed to jurors from convicting him of sexual assault in April.

Cosby's said yesterday that and the rest of the retrial team have been replaced by a Philadelphia-area with experience handling sex crimes cases.

The new lawyer, Joseph Green, didn't immediately return a message. Wyatt wouldn't say why the change was made.

is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 24 on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and assaulting a woman at his suburban mansion in 2004.

The charges will likely be combined into one charge that carries a standard sentence of five to 10 years in prison.

The 80-year-old has been on house arrest since his conviction.

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First Published: Fri, June 15 2018. 06:10 IST