Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson's lawyer for sex assault retrial 08/21/2017 11:46 am PDT Comments AP via WGN: PHILADELPHIA -- (WGN/AP) -- Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson's former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania. Cosby's spokesman announced Monday that the 80-year-old comedian is bringing in Tom Mesereau to lead a retooled defense team. Lawyers from the first trial in June had said they wanted off the case. Mesereau won an acquittal in Jackson's 2004 child molestation trial. He has also represented boxer Mike Tyson, actor Robert Blake and rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight. Mesereau will be joined by Sam Silver, who represented now-imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania in a corruption case, and former federal prosecutor Kathleen Bliss. Cosby's first trial on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 ended in a hung jury. FULL STORY: Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson's lawyer for sex assault retrial - WGN #BillCosby #Pennsylvania #Philadelphia #Retrial #SexualAssault #Trial #WGN Related Stories Bill Cosby does 'Fat Albert' voice while leaving court Cosby accusers testify on statute of limitations bill Bill Cosby accuser arrested on drug charges in San Diego Cosby to educate others on sexual assault laws: publicist Trial date set for California suit against Bill Cosby Bill Cosby says he couldn't have raped because he is blind Judge grants a mistrial in Cosby sexual assault case Bill Cosby to stand trial for felony sex-assault, judge rules Camille Cosby bashes prosecutors following mistrial Bill Cosby says in new interview racism could be a factor behind sex scandal Bill Cosby's lawyers open with attack on accusers' credibility Bill Cosby counter-suing 7 accusers, claims false accusations Bill Cosby arraigned in 2004 sex assault case; free on $1M bail Judge: Criminal sex assault case against Bill Cosby can proceed Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.