Bill Cosby’s next court appearance on a sex assault charge in Montgomery County has been postponed.
A state courts spokesman said Wednesday that Cosby’s Jan. 14 preliminary hearing will be rescheduled. Cosby’s defense lawyers sought a postponement to give them more time to prepare.
At the hearing, the prosecutors will argue they have enough evidence to go to trial.
Cosby is free on $1 million bail. He was arraigned last week in a suburban Philadelphia courtroom on the charge, which was filed over a 2004 encounter at his Chetenham Township home.
The 78-year-old comedian is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. Cosby has said under oath that he had consensual sexual contact with her.
Civil suits involving dozens of women have also been brought against him.AP-WF-01-07-16 0107GMT