Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson ’s former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual -assault charges in Pennsylvania .
Cosby’s spokesman announced Monday the 80 -year -old comedian is bringing in Tom Mesereau to lead a retooled defense team . Lawyers from the first trial in June had said they wanted off the case .
Mesereau won an acquittal in Jackson ’s 2005 child molestation trial. He also has represented boxer Mike Tyson , rap mogul Marion “ Suge ” Knight and a Playboy bunny .
Mesereau will be joined by former federal prosecutor Kathleen Bliss and Sam Silver, who represented now -imprisoned former
Cosby’s first trial on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 ended in a hung jury