Comedian Bill Cosby has been assigned a date for his retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago, according to The Associated Press.
Judge Steve O’Neill reportedly signed an order Thursday stating that all parties involved must report to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, PA on Nov. 6.
Cosby’s original sexual assault trial purportedly ended in a mistrial on June 17 after the jury failed to reach a verdict after more than 52 hours of deliberations over six days.
The comic was put on trial after Andrea Constand, a former employee at Temple University in Philadelphia, accused him of sexually assaulting her during January 2004.
Some Twitter users on Thursday said that Cosby’s retrial is unnecessary following the original mistrial.
Other people on the social media weighed in on the impact the next jury would have on Cosby and the charges against him.
Re. setting of Nov. 6, 2017 Bill Cosby retrial: there's a mayoral election the next day in Pittsburgh, where the 1st trial jury was selected— Manuel Roig-Franzia (@RoigFranzia) July 6, 2017
Cosby reportedly pleaded not guilty to the charges against him in the first trial, which was over three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault.
The jury, which was purportedly comprised of seven men and five women, was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the charges against Cosby.
Cosby will turn 80 years old next week and contends his 2004 encounter with Constand was consensual.
The actor has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women across incidents over several decades starting in the mid 1960s.