Prospective jurors in an upcoming civil lawsuit against Bill Cosby are being asked how much they know about the comedian’s previous criminal case of sexual assault.
Attorneys for Cosby and his accuser Judy Huth this week provided the court with their list of questions to be read during jury selection, which is scheduled to begin May 23 at a courthouse in Santa Monica, California.
Lawyers for Huth, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15, want to ask jurors if they were a fan of the comedian and if they “felt the impression” that Cosby was “wrongly accusing.” “All previous sex crimes.”
Huth filed her lawsuit back in 2014, but it was delayed multiple times while Cosby’s criminal case in Pennsylvania progressed.
Cosby was convicted in 2018 of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, a Temple University employee, but the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned that conviction based on a 2005 non-prosecution agreement that Cosby signed before he was ready declared that he would be removed in another civil proceeding.
Cosby was released from a Pennsylvania prison on June 20, 2021 after serving two years of his three to 10 year sentence.
Cosby has denied molesting Huth.
His attorneys also want to ask potential jurors if they’ve heard anything about the sexual allegations against the comedian and if they have “preconceived notions, prejudices or assumptions about Mr. Cosby that would affect your ability to serve as a fair and impartial jury.” “
Huth had asked for a bank trial, but Cosby refused.
“We want a jury trial because Mr. Cosby wants Santa Monica and Los Angeles voters to hear the facts,” Cosby Representative Andrew Wyatt told The Post on Friday. “We want everyone to know the facts of this case and we look forward to having Mr. Cosby’s day in court so he can be rehabilitated again.”
https://nypost.com/2022/05/13/bill-cosby-judy-huth-submit-questions-for-potential-la-jurors/ Bill Cosby and Judy Huth submit questions for potential LA judges