Racist or Nah? Bill Cosby's Attorneys Outraged by the Jury Selection for the Trial

NORRISTOWN, PA - APRIL 03:  Criminal defense attorneys Angela Agrusa, Brian McMonagle and actor Bill Cosby are seen leaving the Montgomery County Courthouse after a pretrial hearing on April 3, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

Racist or Nah? Bill Cosby's Attorneys Outraged by the Jury Selection for the Trial

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Published May 24, 2017

The jury has been selected to help determine Bill Cosby's fate in his ongoing sexual assault case and his attorneys aren't pleased with the selection for one specific reason.

According to TMZ, the fallen comedian's lawyers are outraged that the current 11-person jury only consists of one Black person, which, in their minds, already puts their client at a disadvantage.

Cosby, along with his attorneys and prosecutors, will be back in court today to complete the jury selection in Pittsburgh. They have already learned of the unbalanced racial makeup of the jury and are accusing the prosecution of "systematic exclusion" of Black jurors. However, the judge is shooting down their claim for the moment.

If the defense presents evidence to back up the claims of racism, the judge will agree to consider their argument.

One more juror and six alternates are still to be selected in the highly publicized sexual assault trial.

See what Cosby's daughter had to say about the controversy in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)


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