Montgomery county judge Steven O’Neill has denied a prosecution request in the bill Cosby sexual assault case asking that an opinion form RAINN or Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network be permitted in the case to support its argument that 19 other women who allege that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them in the same way he’s accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 at his Cheltenham Township home.
Judge O’Neill could rule this week if the extra witnesses can testify. In Cosby’s first trial, which ended in a hung jury, O’Neill permitted just one woman to testify. 55 year old Kelly Johnson testified that Cosby sexually assaulted her with pills and wine in 1996 in a Los Angeles hotel room when she worked for a talent agency. Cosby’s second trial begins on April 2nd in Montgomery County Court.