Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. The Attorney, Brian McMonagle, while trying to convince the jury that Cosby had lifted generations of Americans from the strata of hate towards the pedestal of love that went beyond colour, aimed to persuade that Constand was not a victim, but a "lover" of Cosby. The jury will reconvene for deliberations Wednesday.
Bill Cosby and former "Cosby kid" Keshia Knight Pulliam were all smiles at the start of the actor's rape trial on June 5 in Pennsylvania.
The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case is drilling down on what the TV star said happened inside his suburban Philadelphia home and his relationship with the accuser.
Andrew Wyatt read the statement from longtime Temple University official Marguerite Jackson on Tuesday as jurors deliberated charges that Cosby drugged and molested Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004.
Jury deliberations have entered a third day in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial.
Pulliam shared an update on Cosby's demeanor since starting the trial last week.
The media presence, large but manageable during five days of testimony last week, has ballooned as the verdict seems near. However, she testified that she had been alone in a hotel room with Cosby beforehand, and that there were 72 calls between the two afterward.
The 79-year-old entertainer did not take the stand at his trial, but prosecutors used Cosby's decade-old deposition testimony as evidence.
On Friday, he took to the steps to float the idea that Cosby might testify when the defense case opened on Monday.
Mr. Cosby told police that he never told Ms. Constand or her family what the pills really were, despite the fact they requested the name of the medication later on. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and insists that the sex was consensual. "He's fighting for his personal and professional lives".
A judge ruled earlier that Jackson would not be able to testify because her statement would be considered hearsay.
Incidentally, Constand's version of what Cosby supposedly did to her while on prescription Quaaludes in 2004, as documents from a 2005 deposition between Andrea and the actor revealed, as CNN shared, mirrored that of almost 60 other women's experiences with the entertainer between 1965 and 2008, according to Rolling Stone.
"If he's found guilty, his estate would likely take an enormous financial hit that would devastate his family".
They deliberated for four hours Monday night and roughly another 11 hours on Tuesday with no verdict. They'll resume Wednesday morning.
Previous reports claimed that Cosby might manage to walk away from the three counts of felony charges that were filed against him from supposedly drugging and sexually assaulting women in the past. Constand, who is gay, maintains that the sexual conduct was not consensual.
After the jury adjourned late Tuesday, Cosby shouted the "Fat Albert" catchphrase, "Hey, hey, hey" and gave a thumbs-up as he got in his SUV. He didn't comment to reporters.
(Norristown) - The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial has asked to rehear hours of Andrea Constand's testimony about the night she says the comedian drugged and violated her.
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