Assoc. Dean Oliver discusses Cosby retrial with Wall Street Journal

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Assoc. Dean Wes Oliver about a decision to allow five additional accusers to testify in actor Bill Cosby’s retrial. The ruling marks the first time in the #MeToo era that a celebrity will face multiple accusers in a courtroom.

“The climate is so much more accepting of victims' stories than it was even a year ago,” Oliver is quoted in the piece.

The entertainer is being retried next month on charges of sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Prosecutors sought to have 19 women who have alleged that Cosby assaulted them to testify to establish a pattern of “bad acts” at the retrial.

Read the latest The Wall Street Journal article by Kris Maher. 




Faculty Referenced In Article

Photo of Wesley M. Oliver, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D. Wesley M. Oliver, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D.Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, Director of the Criminal Justice Program, and Professor of Law