One-third of potential jurors said they'd already formed opinions about Bill Cosby's guilt or innocence.
Cosby is accused of luring an ex-Temple University staffer (Andrea Constand) to his PA mansion in 2004, and sexually assaulting her.
The first day of jury selection also revealed that 35 out of the 100 people questioned said they or someone close to them had been the victim of sexual assault. Lawyers expect it will take at least a week to select a dozen jurors and six alternates.
The details: Prosecutors say Cosby gave Constand three blue pills and wine to help her “relax.” He then sexually assaulted her on a couch as her vision blurred, her legs turned “rubbery” and she began fading “in and out,” according to prosecutors.
Cosby has pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault, claiming any sexual contact or drug consumption was consensual. Each charge carries up to 10 years in prison.
Source: NY Daily News