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The Latest: Cosby lawyers fight to block other accusers

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- 

Bill Cosby's lawyers say prosecutors want to have as many as 19 other accusers testify at his sexual assault retrial because they're desperate to bolster an otherwise weak case.
   
Defense lawyer Becky James argued in court Tuesday that the women's drugging and molestation allegations are decades old, making them impossible to defend against.
   
James says allowing the other women to testify in the (hash)metoo era that's focused global attention on sexual misconduct would be unfair to Cosby.
   
Prosecutors are seeking to call the accusers to the witness stand to show Cosby had a long history of drugging and violating women.
   
The 80-year-old comedian is charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. His first trial ended in a hung jury.
 

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