Bill Cosby, plaintiff Judy Huth submit questions to potential Los Angeles jurors

Potential jurors in the upcoming civil case against Bill Cosby will be asked how much they know about the comedian’s previous criminal sexual assault cases.

Lawyers for Cosby and her plaintiff Judy Huth provided the court this week with a list of questions they will read during jury selection, which is set to begin May 23 in the Santa Monica, Calif., courtroom.

Lawyers for Huth, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 15-year-old Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, wanted to ask jurors whether they were fans of the comedian and whether they “formed an impression” that Cosby Than being “falsely accused” of any past sex offense. “

Huth filed the lawsuit back in 2014, but it was delayed multiple times as Cosby’s criminal trial in Pennsylvania moved forward.

Cosby was convicted in 2018 of drugging and harassing a Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, but the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the conviction because Cosby signed a 2005 citation before agreeing to be removed in a separate civil case non-prosecution agreement.

After serving two years in prison, Cosby was released from a Pennsylvania prison on June 20, 2021, with a sentence of three to 10 years.

Bill Cosby is accused of sexually assaulting Judy Huss in 1974.
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Cosby’s lawyers will question jurors who “hold any preconceived notions” about the disgraced comedian.

Cosby has denied that he sexually harassed Huss.

His lawyers also wanted to ask potential jurors if they had heard of the sex allegations against the comedian and if they “held any preconceived views, prejudices or assumptions about Mr. Cosby that would interfere with your Human capacity juror.”

Huth had asked for a bench trial, but Cosby refused.

Judy Huth at a press conference outside the LAPD's Wilshire Precinct
Bill Cosby has long denied sexually assaulting Judy Huss (left) during their encounter.
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Bill Cosby jumped out of jail about a year ago.
Bill Cosby jumped out of jail about a year ago.
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“We want a jury trial because Mr. Cosby wants voters in Santa Monica and Los Angeles 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 are eager and excited to spend Mr Cosby’s day in court so he can be proven right again.”

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