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Q&A: What to expect during Bill Cosby's jury selection

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/22/2017 By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press
FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) © The Associated Press FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Hundreds of people could be interviewed in Pittsburgh this week as lawyers search for 12 jurors and six alternates for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial.

FILE – In this combination of file photos, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview in Washington on Nov. 6, 2014, and Andrea Constand poses for a photo in Toronto on Aug. 1, 1987. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, left, and Ron Bull/Toronto Star/The Canadian Press via AP, right) © The Associated Press FILE – In this combination of file photos, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview in Washington on Nov. 6, 2014, and Andrea Constand poses for a photo in Toronto on Aug. 1, 1987. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, left, and Ron Bull/Toronto Star/The Canadian Press via AP, right)

Cosby goes on trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia, but the jurors are being chosen in Pittsburgh starting Monday because of pretrial publicity.

FILE – This Feb. 7, 2003, file photo shows the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh. A crucial phase of entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) © The Associated Press FILE – This Feb. 7, 2003, file photo shows the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh. A crucial phase of entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Trial consultant Howard Varinsky says lawyers will try to weed out celebrity worshippers who may hope to write a book about being on the jury.

FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) © The Associated Press FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

He says he believes prosecutors will seek younger jurors with more awareness of sexual misconduct while the defense seeks older people who remember Cosby's star turn as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show.

FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) © The Associated Press FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A crucial phase of Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Andrea Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

The 79-year-old Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004. Cosby says the contact was consensual.

FILE – In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, Andrea Constand walks her dogs in Toronto, Canada. A crucial phase of entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (Marta Iwanek/The Canadian Press via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE – In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, Andrea Constand walks her dogs in Toronto, Canada. A crucial phase of entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday, May 22, 2017, when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick the jury that will decide if the actor drugged and molested Constand, a Temple University women's basketball team manager, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. (Marta Iwanek/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
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