7 jurors picked in Cosby sexual assault retrial

Cosby's Legal Team Will Be Able to Call Witness Who Says His Accuser Is Lying

As a effect, scores of potential jurors were sent home because they said they'd already formed an opinion about Cosby's guilt or innocence. A little more than half of Monday's panel said they had already made up their minds.

A second large group of potential jurors was also brought in Tuesday, in case the sides ran out of jurors from the first group. Cosby will be retried for sexual assault on April 9. Jackson was not permitted to testify in Cosby's first trial previous year.

According to early reports, seven jurors have already been selected for the trial as of today.

By the end of the day on Tuesday, seven jurors were chosen to serve at the upcoming trial.

According to the Associated Press, the main jury consists of 10 whites and two blacks.

After an eighth juror was seated, jury selection was halted for several hours in the morning when the defense challenged the woman's removal.

They still have to pick six alternates.

Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Two more jurors have been picked in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial.

Cosby's lawyers fought the move to allow additional women to testify, arguing that prosecutors were looking to bolster a weak case with "ancient allegations" that would confuse and distract jurors in the #MeToo era.

"By all appearances, she was a perfectly qualified juror who stated that she could be fair and impartial", Bliss said, adding there was no explanation for the woman's removal "other than her race".

The county's jury questionnaire asks prospective jurors to self-identity their race to "help the court to monitor the juror selection process to avoid discrimination".




Almost everyone else in the initial jury pool of 120 suburban Philadelphia residents indicated they knew about the charges against Cosby - including the two women picked Tuesday.

The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial has delivered two major victories to the comedian's legal defense.

This settlement amount has never been disclosed to the public, but Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven T. O'Neill ruled on Tuesday that the amount and details of the settlement agreement will be allowed in the trial.

Constand's lawyer has said Jackson is not telling the truth.

For the upcoming trial, prosecutors had hoped to call as many as 19 other accusers to show a pattern of "prior bad acts" over five decades; in the first trial, only one woman was allowed to do so.

Jury selection will continue Wednesday in Norristown.

The jury that will weigh sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby was almost filled out Wednesday, with three more jurors picked in quick succession after the comedian's defence team accused prosecutors of racial discrimination for excluding a black woman from the panel.

Veteran lawyers and jury consultants say #MeToo could cut both ways for Cosby, making some potential jurors more hostile and others more likely to think men are being unfairly accused.

During the first trial, O'Neill ruled that Jackson's testimony would be hearsay after Constand testified she did not know the woman.

Just one juror was seated as jury selection began on Monday.

Prosecutors have said in court papers that among the stipulations Cosby sought from Constand during three months of talks was a request to absolve him of criminal liability and not voluntarily cooperate with future law enforcement investigations about the alleged 2004 attack. Jackson claims Constand, who is a former university employee, told her she could falsely accuse a wealthy man of sexual assault for money.

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