NORRISTOWN, PA (CelebrityAccess) — Bill Cosby will face a new criminal trial for alleged sexual assault, beginning on November 6th.
According to ABC News, the date for the retrial was disclosed in new court filings obtained by the organization.
Cosby was facing trial over the alleged drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, while she was in his home in 2004. Constand claimed that while visiting Cosby, the comedian gave her pills that left her unable to stop his advances.
“In my head, I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move, but I was frozen and those [mental] messages didn’t get there," she said in testimony during the trial. "I was very limp, so I wasn’t able to fight him anyway. I wanted it to stop.”
Cosby maintains that they had a consensual sexual encounter after he provided Constand with the antihistamine Benadryl to help her relax.
“I don’t hear her say anything. And I don’t feel her say anything," Cosby said during a 2005 deposition for a civil lawsuit. "And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped."