New reports are beginning to emerge that reveal the jury selection for Bill Cosby's upcoming sexual assault retrial has been delayed after his lawyer overheard a prosecutor allegedly utter a racial slur. 

The exact nature of the comment, which Cosby's defence attorney Kathleen Bliss described as "a racial animus that can't be undone," has not been elucidated. 

Lawyers from both parties retreated into their chambers shortly before noon on Wednesday to discuss the alleged smear, which was expressed after the defence team denounced the prosecutor's decision to oust an African-American woman as a potential juror.

As of now, eight jurors have been appointed, with two of them being African-American, and the remaining six identifying as Caucasian. It is not exactly clear which member of the prosecution team has been charged with making the racially-insensitive comment.

Cosby's sexual assault case has been put on retrial after being charged with three new counts of aggravated indecent assault. Prosecutors are claiming that the former television star had drugged and molested Andrea Constand, an ex-Temple University employee, in his Pennsylvania home sometime in 2004.