Palin's TV Bear Suit Not Part Of Jury Selection In NYT Case

By Pete Brush (January 11, 2022, 6:32 PM EST) -- A Manhattan federal judge said Tuesday that Sarah Palin's appearance dressed as a pink bear on television's "The Masked Singer" won't come up during jury selection as the former vice presidential nominee's defamation suit against The New York Times heads toward trial.

U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff commented during a telephone hearing after Palin's lawyers asked for a ruling precluding jurors from seeing her 2020 appearance, wearing faux fur-lined boots, gloves and other accoutrements, on the televised contest where she rapped "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot.

"In terms of jury selection, all the questioning is done by the court,...

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