Bill Cosby’s legal team filed a surprise motion on Friday requesting that one juror be removed from the case, claiming he was overheard saying the disgraced comedian was guilty, Page Six reports.
Cosby is on trial because Andrea Constand has accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting her at his home in 2004. She is among several dozen women who have made similar claims, but only her case can go to trial because of statute of limitations laws. Cosby, 80, denies all wrongdoing. His first trial ended in a hung jury.
- A juror who was not selected reached out to the defense to tell them she overheard Juror No. 11 say, “I just think he’s guilty.”
- Justice Steven O’Neill has not yet ruled on the request. Seven men and five women were picked to serve on the retrial.