Bill Cosby Rape Trial Begins: Rivaling O.J. In Media Glare, Case Will See Accuser Testify

June 5, 2017Media Mention
Deadline Hollywood

After more than a year and a half of trying to dismiss or delay a trial since being charged in late 2015 in the only criminal case against him, the much-accused Bill Cosby has just walked into a Pennsylvania courtroom this morning to stand trial for the alleged 2004 rape of Andrea Constand

“Bill Cosby’s criminal trial is the celebrity criminal trial of the new 21st century,” Pierce O’Donnell of L.A. firm Greenberg Glusker told Deadline. “In many ways, Cosby is a far more luminous public figure than O.J. Simpson; he was a national treasure, a beloved icon, and a revered pioneer for Black Americans,” the Hollywood litigator said.