Potential jurors for Harvey Weinstein‘s rape trial will be asked if they can ignore the avalanche of allegations surrounding the disgraced movie mogul, according to a questionnaire made public Tuesday morning.
The first in a series of questions about “publicity” note that there’s been “extensive in-depth coverage of prior proceedings in this matter over the court of the last year.”
“Can you assure all parties that you will determine this case based only on the evidence you will hear in court?” the document asks.
Another of the 72 questions asks, “Will you be able to follow the Court’s instruction to avoid all media coverage and not look on the internet for this case for any purpose?”
Hundreds of potential jurors are expected to fill out the 16-page questionnaire during a selection process in Manhattan Supreme Court that could last about two weeks.
The questionnaire notes that Weinstein’s trial may take about six weeks, with jurors required to be in court from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“DURING DELIBERATIONS, THE JURY WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE IN COURT EVERY WEEKDAY,” it adds.
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