Bill Cosby trial delayed over juror probe

Opening statements set in Bill Cosby's sex assault retrial

Opening statements set in Bill Cosby's sex assault retrial

As Cosby walked toward court, accompanied by two publicists and a police escort, Nicolle Rochelle climbed over a barrier and began shouting.

The first trial provided little forensic evidence and Constand, a former Temple University employee, as a primary witness.

"The main goal was to make Cosby uncomfortable because that is exactly what he has been doing for decades to women", she told reporters over the phone after the incident.

Claire McCue, a protester from Brooklyn and a professor of social work in the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, brought her daughter, who is in elementary school, with her to the protest.

Ossorio protested at Cosby's first trial last June, which ended in a deadlocked jury.

After she was wrestled to the ground and taken away in handcuffs, Rochelle was charged with disorderly conduct and released. Yet while those stars have faced professional repercussions, Cosby is now the only once-powerful celebrity facing criminal charges.

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The actor's retrial opened on Monday, with his defence team expected to focus on one of the accusers' previous conviction.

The amount Cosby paid to accuser Andrea Constand had been confidential, but a judge ruled that both sides could discuss it at the trial.

Ms Constand's case, dating to 2004 when she was an administrator at Temple University, Cosby's alma mater, is the only one to go to criminal trial.

According to a defense memo filed late April 6, a woman who had been summoned for jury selection but ultimately was not chosen called Cosby's lawyers last week to say a selected juror had allegedly said in the jury room that he knew Cosby was guilty.

"I felt like Bill Cosby was a great guy at that time", she said.

The 80-year-old is being tried for three counts of aggravated indecent assault on the former European basketball star.

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The first day of the trial was delayed for Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven T. O'Neill to hold a hearing regarding one of the jurors. "He can't see", Wyatt said of Cosby, who is visually impaired.

NORRISTOWN, PA - MAY 24: Invoice Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary listening to, Could 24, 2016, in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

About a dozen other protesters also demonstrated outside the courthouse, an indication of how Cosby's profile has changed since he was one of America's most beloved entertainers.

Sonia Ossorio, center, leads the National Organization for Women of NY in protest as Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on April 9, 2018, in Norristown, Pa.

Although parts of that settlement have been made public - including Cosby's admission that he got prescription sedatives to give to women he wanted to have sex with - the price tag of that agreement had remained a secret. The defense team is now led by Tom Mesereau, who is most famous for successfully defending Michael Jackson in his child molestation trial.

Nicolle Rochelle had the words "Women's Lives Matter" scrawled in red on her body when she hurtled over a barricade around 8:35 a.m. and ran toward the disgraced comedian, her right fist in the air, outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The #MeToo movement caught fire four months after the first trial, raising awareness of sexual misconduct as it toppled Harvey Weinstein, Sen.

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