Bill Cosby replaces legal team before appeal

Washington: Bill Cosby has decided to replace his legal team as he looks to appeal against his conviction and sentence in his Pennsylvania sexual assault case.

According to a court filing, the 81-year-old is switching up his legal team that has been handling his sentencing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joseph Green is exiting the team after handling Cosby’s case for four months. He is replaced by Brian Perry and Kristen Weisenberger.

In September, the comedian was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for sexual assault.
Cosby’s sentence came after a lengthy trial, in which he faced accusations from former Temple University employee Andrea Constand and was found guilty.

He was found to have drugged and raped Constant at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Since then, multiple women came forward against “The Cosby Show” star.

Cosby’s trial was heralded as the first major celebrity trial of the #MeToo movement, and the first to result in a conviction.