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Battle looms over Bill Cosby's testimony on drugs and sex

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/7/2017 By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. The next battleground in the criminal case against Cosby will be whether prosecutors can use his lurid deposition testimony about giving pills and alcohol to a string of women before sex, material that may be disallowed at his trial since the judge ruled most of the women themselves can't testify. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. The next battleground in the criminal case against Cosby will be whether prosecutors can use his lurid deposition testimony about giving pills and alcohol to a string of women before sex, material that may be disallowed at his trial since the judge ruled most of the women themselves can't testify. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The next battle looming in Bill Cosby's criminal case involves how much of his lurid, decade-old testimony the jury will hear.

The Pennsylvania judge presiding over the case ruled last month that only one other accuser can testify at the TV star's June trial.

Because of that ruling, the judge could end up excluding Cosby's deposition testimony about obtaining quaaludes in the 1970s to give to women before sex.

The 79-year-old comedian is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004.

Cosby says all of his extramarital affairs have been consensual.

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