Bill Cosby faces his retrial in the #MeToo era

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April 2, 2018

Lynn Hecht Schafran, an expert in gender issues affecting courts, said in an interview that she expects defense lawyers to question potential jurors about their views on sexual abuse in light of the #MeToo movement.

"I would think that there will be a much lengthier jury selection and a lot of delving into the question of whether potential jurors can follow testimony with laser-like focus on this case rather than having their minds made up because of what they've been reading and listening to," said Hecht Schafran, senior vice president of Legal Momentum's Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York.