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The Latest: Courtroom shouting match at Bill Cosby hearing

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/13/2016
Bill Cosby waves as he arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian's sexual assault trial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby waves as he arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian's sexual assault trial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's latest court appearance in a sexual-assault case (all times local):

Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian's sexual assault trial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian's sexual assault trial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

11 a.m.

Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian's sexual assault trial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian's sexual assault trial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A judge has admonished both the prosecution and defense after a courtroom shouting match over the names of the women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian's sexual assault trial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Lawyers for Cosby will battle in court to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian's sexual assault trial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Judge Steven O'Neill denounced Tuesday morning's outburst as uncivil.

District Attorney Kevin Steele clashed with Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle over the defense team's practice of publicly identifying accusers.

Steele suggested that Cosby's lawyers are publicizing them in an attempt to intimidate the women.

McMonagle said many of them had already gone public with their allegations.

Cosby's lawyers want the women barred from testifying at the 79-year-old comedian's Pennsylvania sexual assault trial next year.

O'Neill ruled that Cosby's lawyers can identify 11 of the women by name. He said two have remained out of the spotlight and shouldn't be named in court.

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9:15 a.m.

Bill Cosby joked, 'Don't tase me, bro,'" as he was being wanded by security officers on his way into a suburban Philadelphia courtroom.

The actor and comedian entered the courthouse Tuesday morning for a hearing on whether prosecutors will be able to call more than a dozen accusers as witnesses at his upcoming sexual assault trial.

Lawyers for Cosby are trying to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at a trial involving accusations by Andrea Constand. Prosecutors want to show Cosby had a pattern of drugging and molesting women.

The defense will attack their credibility and relevance to his 2004 encounter with Constand.

The hearing is expected to run through Wednesday.

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12:35 a.m.

Lawyers for Bill Cosby will battle in court starting Tuesday to try to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at the comedian's sexual assault trial.

Prosecutors near Philadelphia hope to call 13 other women to show Cosby had a pattern of drugging and molesting women.

The defense will attack their credibility and relevance to his 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand.

The case started a decade ago when the Temple University employee filed a police complaint. A suburban Philadelphia prosecutor declined to file charges.

But scores of women have since gone public with similar accusations. And damaging testimony Cosby gave in the first accuser's civil lawsuit became public last year. That led authorities to reopen the case.

The hearing is expected to run Tuesday through Wednesday.

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