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Judge lets Cosby have outside jurors

1:42pm EST - 00:27

A judge granted a request by Bill Cosby's defense lawyers on Monday, to have jurors picked from a different county. Cosby's lawyers argued his case was drawing too much publicity for a fair criminal trial. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A judge granted a request by Bill Cosby's defense lawyers on Monday to have jurors picked from a different Pennsylvania county in his upcoming sexual assault trial. The comedian's lawyers had argued that his case had drawn too much publicity to allow for a fair criminal trial in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill ruled that jurors would be picked from a different county, known as a change in venire, but denied the defense's alternative request that the whole trial be moved to a different county. He ruled that the jury be sequestered once the trial begins on June 5, meaning they would be isolated from the public to prevent contact with outside influences. Cosby, 79, is facing charges he sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, a former assistant basketball coach at his alma mater Temple University, in 2004. The case is the only criminal prosecution resulting from accusations against the entertainer by more than four dozen women, though the deluge of allegations has shattered his once family-friendly reputation. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing and has said his encounter with Constand, like the others, was consensual.

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Judge lets Cosby have outside jurors

1:42pm EST - 00:27