Last year, a jury reached a deadlock in the Cosby case. Constand has said Cosby drugged and molested her at his Cheltenham mansion before her cousin moved in with her on January 20, 2004.
A judge has denied requests from Bill Cosby's lawyers to throw out his sexual assault case. In a conversation with Constand around the time of the alleged assault, Jackson alleged Constand told her she could falsely accuse someone of sexual assault to extort money from them.
The accusers are needed to show Cosby "systematically engaged in a signature pattern of providing an intoxicant to his young female victim and then sexually assaulting her when she became incapacitated", Assistant District Attorney Adrienne Jappe said.
As prosecutors push to widen the scope of Cosby's April retrial to cast him as one of the biggest serial predators in a Hollywood suddenly aware of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era, defense lawyer Tom Mesereau said he wants to make the settlement a focal point of the trial on charges Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
Cosby is facing a retrial on sexual assault charges stemming from an alleged 2004 attack on Andrea Constand - the former director of operations for the women's basketball team at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University.
The judge allowed just one other accuser to take the stand at Cosby's first trial last year, barring any mention of about 60 others who have come forward to accuse Cosby in recent years. The case had previously been prosecuted but had resulted in a mistrial because of a hung jury, who could not decide unanimously whether or not their sexual encounter was consensual.
O'Neill said he will not rule on whether to include the 19 accusers' interviews for the remainder of the pretrial conferences - which will continue on Tuesday. Cosby admitted to giving her pills in a deposition but has claimed the interaction was consensual.
A smiling, laughing Cosby arrived at court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, minutes before the scheduled start of the second day of a pretrial hearing.
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If additional accusers are allowed to testify, Zuckerman said, the jury would be instructed to consider the testimony only as possible evidence of Cosby's pattern of behavior - not conduct that they should punish him for.
Cosby and his lawyers didn't comment as they left the courthouse after court adjourned for the day. She didn't give an exact date, but said the incident must have occurred prior to January 20, when her cousin moved into her apartment.
Cosby's lawyers told Judge O'Neill on Monday they've found evidence that Cosby wasn't even in Pennsylvania during that time.
The date is important because Cosby wasn't arrested until December 30, 2015 - meaning any assault prior to December 30, 2003, would have fallen outside the 12-year statute of limitations.
O'Neill, who presided over Cosby's first trial, said he was reluctant to break up Cosby's legal team with his retrial several weeks away.
The DA argued Cosby's new lawyers acted recklessly and "are at best incompetent and otherwise unethical".
The defense withdrew the allegation days later after his former lawyer confirmed he knew that the prosecution interviewed the woman before Cosby's first trial.
Meanwhile, news of Cosby's ongoing court hearing comes a week after the death of his daughter Ensa, who lost her battle with renal disease, a chronic kidney condition. According to the AP, the fallen television star is seeking to stop some of his accusers from being allowed to testify at his April 2nd criminal retrial. But he added the defense lawyers were essentially "on notice".