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Opening statements set in Bill Cosby's sex assault retrial

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By MICHAEL R. SISAK
Associated Press

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial likely won't be anything like his first one.

The first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era begins on Monday in suburban Philadelphia with opening statements.

The 80-year-old former TV star is accused of drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004.

Prosecutors are lining up a parade of accusers to make the case that the man revered as "America's Dad" lived a double life as one of Hollywood's biggest predators.

Cosby is fighting back with a new, high-profile lawyer and an aggressive strategy.

They're attacking Andrea Constand as a greedy liar and casting the other women testifying as bandwagon accusers looking for a share of the spotlight.

Cosby's first trial last spring ended in a hung jury.

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