NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local):
Comedian Bill Cosby has arrived for the third day of jury selection in his retrial on sexual assault charges.
Cosby walked into the suburban Philadelphia courthouse Wednesday where lawyers are continuing to choose the jury.
One juror was chosen Monday and six on Tuesday.
The 80-year-old Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting a former Temple University athletics administrator at his home in 2004.
The judge last June declared a mistrial after more than 52 hours of jury deliberations over six days. One juror said the panel was split 10-2 in favor of conviction, while another said the group was more evenly divided.
Cosby’s lawyers scored a pair of rulings Tuesday crucial to their strategy of painting his accuser as a money-grubbing liar.
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.