Bill Cosby’s defense lawyer requests to quit

FILE – In this June 16, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby's lawyer Brian McMonagle arrives for Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. McMonagle, the lead defense lawyer in Cosby's sex assault trial that ended with a deadlocked jury on June 17, 2017, wants off the case before a retrial, according to documents the Philadelphia attorney filed Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, seeking to withdraw as Cosby's counsel. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(CNN) – Bill Cosby is looking for a new lead defense lawyer. Brian McMonagle has quit the team as Cosby prepares for his second sexual assault trial.

Cosby’s first sexual assault trial ended in a hung jury and mistrial on June 17th in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Cosby publicist Andrew Wyatt says he’s vetting lawyers for McMonagle’s replacement.

Cosby’s second trial is scheduled to start November 6.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s