Bill Cosby says he isn't planning a 'sexual assault tour'

Bill Cosby says he isn't planning a 'sexual assault tour'

Bill Cosby says he isn't planning a 'sexual assault tour'

Comedian Bill Cosby will face a civil trial in July 2018 for sexual assault over an alleged incident at the Playboy Mansion more than four decades ago, a California judge has ruled in the US.

Cosby sat for a more-than seven-hour deposition in the Huth case on October 9 a year ago.

Bill Cosby has dismissed reports suggesting he is embarking on a motivational speaking tour following the mistrial in his sexual assault case, even though the news came from his own publicist.

That case involves allegations that Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand, then an employee of Temple University, at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. "The current propaganda that I am going to conduct a sexual assault tour is false", the comedian said.

Constand's is the sole criminal case against the comedian, after more than fifty women have accused him of sexual assault or harassment; numerous alleged assaults have exceeded the statute of limitations.

Now Angela C. Agrusa, a lawyer who helped represent him at his trial on sexual assault charges earlier this month, has tamped down expectations that Mr. Cosby will be embarking on such a tour anytime soon. Held up because of the Pennsylvania trial and the nearly certainty that Cosby would claim his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, a second deposition is rare in California civil cases.

Two cases are headed for back-to-back trials in California next summer.

Agrusa says Cosby takes the criminal charges seriously and he would never do anything to undermine the importance of the issue.

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The case has been partially delayed by Cosby's criminal charges.

However, she was quick to point out that Cosby wouldn't be stepping away from public life completely.

News about a second Cosby deposition in the Huth case, which is being called rare, is also forthcoming.

On Twitter on Tuesday, Cosby said any information about public plans "will be given at the appropriate time".

Cosby is fighting lawsuits by 10 women on both coasts. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing.

A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Santa Monica to set a trial date in a lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting a teen at the Playboy Mansion more than 40 years ago.

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