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Bill Cosby lawyers cry foul as civil sex assault trial looms

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Posted at 11:37 AM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 13:49:52-04

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP)  — With less than a week to go before a civil trial, Bill Cosby's lawyers are crying foul over a change in the story of a woman who alleges he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion.

She had previously said the assault took place in 1974 when she was 15.

However, in a recent filing she said she now believes it happened in 1975 when she was 16.

Cosby lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said at a Tuesday hearing that the change had upended her planned defense of the comedian and actor.

But a judge declined to dismiss the case. Cosby will not attend the trial that starts Monday.