sexual assault

Cosby Hires Michael Jackson’s Former Lawyer

Bill Cosby has hired former Michael Jackson attorney Tom Mesereau to lead his defense team going into the November retrial of the comedian’s sexual assault case.

Trial to start in Vegas for former pastor in child sex case

After years of delays, a former storefront church pastor and international fugitive is due for trial Monday in Las Vegas on allegations that he sexually assaulted girls in his congregation under the guise of counseling. Otis Holland, 59, faces life in prison on charges he abused girls as young as 7. He has been in jail since his arrest in January 2012 in Tijuana, Mexico. Known to his United Faith Church congregation as “Reverend Otis,” he was featured before his arrest on the television show “America’s Most Wanted.” “He told my mother that he was going to take me for

Cosby says 7 women who sued him made false accusations

Bill Cosby fired back Monday at seven women who are suing him for defamation, accusing them of making false accusations of sexual misconduct for financial gain.
In a countersuit filed in federal court, Cosby alleges the women made “malicious, opportunistic, and false and defamatory accusations” against him. Cosby is seeking monetary damages “to the maximum extent permitted by law.”