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The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2016



The Northern Territory news Fri 18 Nov 2016

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38 ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Cosby fails again to stop court case PHILADELPHIA: A judge has denied Bill Cosbys latest attempt to end his sexual assault case and rejected his request for competency testing of the 13 women who want to testify that they were drugged and violated by the comedian. Judge Steven ONeill hasnt yet ruled on whether prosecutors will be allowed to call the women to the stand or on whether prosecutors can use Cosbys lurid 2005 deposition from a related lawsuit as evidence. The 79-year-old entertainer once known as Americas Dad for his role on The Cosby Show is scheduled to go on trial by June on charges he drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, in 2004 at his suburban Philadelphia home. Cosby has said the encounter was consensual. He is free on $1 million bail. He could get 10 years in prison. Another pretrial hearing is scheduled next month, when both sides will debate whether the other accusers should be allowed to testify. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said rulings get us one step closer to trial and furthers our pursuit of justice for the victim in our case. The ruling was the second time ONeill refused to throw out the case. In February, he tossed aside the former district attorneys claim that he had granted Cosby immunity from prosecution a decade earlier. Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle declined to comment. Defence lawyers had asked ONeill to dismiss the case because they said prosecutors unfairly prejudiced him by waiting until last year to bring charges. Prosecutors had argued Cosby caused the delay in his arrest by fighting efforts by The Associated Press in 2006 and again in 2014 to unseal his testimony in Constands 2005 lawsuit. Prosecutors said that it was not until a judge revealed excerpts of the deposition last year that they learned that Cosby had admitted to a series of affairs and acknowledged obtaining quaaludes to give to women before sex. Cosbys lawyers are expected to fight strenuously to show each womans testimony is not relevant, not part of a pattern of criminal behaviour or too likely to prejudice a jury. Liz to show disease fight SYDNEY: Walkey-award winning TV journalist Liz Jackson has revealed she has Parkinsons Disease. Jackson, 66, will return to Four Corners where she reported on politics and war for 20 years, winning nine Walkley awards for excellence in journalism including the Gold Walkley in 2006 as well as three Logie Awards. Her return for the 55minute special program will be to document her story as she comes to terms with the illness. In 2013, Jackson left the show as her health collapsed and she began to lose her physical strength and ability to write. This is a very hard story for me to tell, she said. The program airs on Monday at 8.30pm on ABC 1 & iview. Gotye to join Aussie mates SYDNEY: As the world awaits the follow-up to Gotyes 2011 hit album Making Mirrors, the singer real name Wally De Backer (pictured) will soon be back performing with the band he started out in, The Basics. The singer has been in New York for most of the year working on his new record. M a k i n g M i r r o r s spawned the hit song Somebody That I Used To Know. But before his next album is released, De Backer will be back on home soil. Wally (aka Gotye) is back from New York for Christmas, so were playing a show Dec 29 hoho, The Basics posted on Instagram. The gig will take place at The Howler in Melbourne on December 29. CHITCHAT Roy Slaven and H G Nelson are returning to the airwaves Probe awaits SYDNEY: Roy Slaven & H G Nelson have landed a permanent radio slot on Triple M for the first time since 2011. 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