March 31, 2015
A jury has been selected in the Los Angeles obscenity trial of a filmmaker charged with selling movies depicting bestiality and defecation.
Ira Isaacs calls himself a "shock artist" and says he went into distributing and producing films about fetishes because he "wanted to do something extreme."
The judge warned potential jurors that they would be required to watch several hours of the videos that include violence against women. Dozens were dismissed because they told the judge that watching the videos would make them sick to their stomachs.
Opening statements will get under way in the morning. Jurors will then spend the afternoon watching the videos.
Isaacs faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of all four charges against him.