Famed comedian and actor Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial will last at least a month, twice as long as the last one, NBC reports.
The judge presiding over the case, which will take place in Pennsylvania, announced the news during a pretrial hearing on Tuesday. The time-period is twice as long as Cosby’s last trial, which ended in a hung jury.
The judge also did not disclose where the comedian’s 19 past accusers will be allowed to testify.
Cosby’s retrial involves charges of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand. Prosecutors are hoping to be granted permission to place a string of other women on the stand, it hopes of showing a pattern of predation.
Cosby’s attorney, Becky James called the previous accusations “ancient” and “uncorroborated.”
Their case is so weak they need these other 19 witnesses to shore it up,” James said in response to the prosecution’s request.