Cosby gets pair of key rulings, but not 'bandwagon' juror

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Cosby gets pair of key rulings, but not 'bandwagon' juror
Bill Cosby arrives for jury selection in his sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Corey Perrine)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers have scored a pair of rulings crucial to their strategy of painting his accuser as a money-grubbing liar as jury selection in his sexual assault retrial continues for a third day.

Seven jurors have been picked so far. The process resumes on Wednesday in suburban Philadelphia.

Judge Steven O’Neill on Tuesday granted the Cosby team’s request to call a woman who says accuser Andrea Constand talked about framing a celebrity before she lodged allegations against the comedian in 2005.

Constand’s lawyer has said Marguerite Jackson isn’t telling the truth.

The judge also ruled that jurors can hear how much Cosby paid Constand in a 2006 civil settlement.

The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify people who say they’re victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.