Bill Cosby has hired a new legal team ahead of his sex assault retrial, which includes the high-profile lawyer who won an acquittal in Michael Jackson's child molestation case.
Andrew Wyatt, a spokesman for Bill Cosby announced on Monday announced that a new team, including lawyer Tom Mesereau, had been hired.
The Los Angeles-based lawyer will now lead Cosby's legal team alongside Kathleen Bliss and Sam Silver, Wyatt said in a statement.
Cosby, who is expected in court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, will be seeking a judge's approval to swap to the fresh legal team.
He is facing a retrial in November over the charges, after the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision in the original trial after more than 50 hours of deliberation.
The comedian was charged with three charges of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in January 2004.
Constand, a former Temple University staffer, testified for seven hours during the first trial, claiming that Cosby gave her pills that rendered her unable to stop his advances, though she said she tried.
Cosby has maintained his innocence, saying his relations with Constand were consensual.