The judge in Cosby's retrial ruled that his lawyers can call a witness who says his accuser talked about framing a celebrity. He also ruled that jurors can hear how much Cosby paid the accuser in a 2006 civil settlement.
A Pennsylvania judge rejected the defence motion, saying it was the jury's job to decide at his upcoming retrial if his accuser is credible.
Cosby is due in court for a pretrial hearing ahead of a second trial in which he is accused of drugging and molesting university women's basketball official. The first trial on the same charges ended with a hung jury.
Cosby's lawyers say that prosecutors waited until last week to tell them about an interview in which a woman claimed that Cosby's accuser had allegedly said that she wasn't sexually assaulted but could make up allegations to sue and get money.
Bill Cosby stands accused of rape, child sex abuse and sexual assault, As he took a shot at on-stage humour with a retrial looming, Cosby joked he "used to be a comedian."
The judge sitting over the case declared a mistrial after the jury deliberating the case was found to be in deadlock. The declaration amounts to a blow for the dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault.
The jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial concluded their fourth day of deliberation on Thursday, unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the three charges against the entertainer.
The jury deliberated for four hours on Monday as to whether the famed comedian Bill Cosby was guilty of sexual assault. On Tuesday their deliberations resumed.
Bill Cosby opted not to testify and his lawyer said the relationship he and his accuser had was that of lovers who had enjoyed secret "romantic interludes."
The comedian claims he agreed to pay for Andrea Constand's graduate school because she and her mother were upset, not to compensate her for anything he did wrong.
In a statement that was introduced into court, Cosby said that he and Constand were fully clothed and he went to bed afterwards without there being any sexual intercourse.
On the third day of the trial, Bill Cosby's accuser was grilled over the numerous phone calls she made to him after he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
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