Defense attorneys, who are scheduled to present their opening statement on Tuesday, had attempted Monday to have one member of the jury removed because a prospective juror who was not chosen said he'd told her that he believed Cosby was guilty.
The retrial of the American actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, is due to begin in Pennsylvania on Monday. He says it was consensual. Cosby, though, is the only Hollywood celebrity facing criminal charges.
"It was betrayed because he used those words to try to get her to take pills", Steele said. She will testify again the second time around.
"It's like a fog", said William Brennan, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer who has followed the trial.
Bill Cosby paid a woman who accused him of sexual assault $3.38 million in a 2006 settlement, CNN reports. According to their arrangement, they would have to keep quiet about the substance of the allegations, but also about the price of that pact - the settlement that Cosby's accuser, Andrea Constand, received to end her lawsuit against the legendary comedian. Authorities charged her with disorderly conduct before releasing the actress. "I had a great experience on the show so I was very hurt by the fact that he did this for so many years", she continued in her phone conversation to reporters. She was quickly detained. She said it's the group's "contribution to the global revolt launched by #MeToo". He added that the woman's protest was "sad" and asked about the "message" it sent. Wyatt got into an animated conversation with a sheriff's deputy. "I have three friends for you that will make you relax".
In a twist, the judge hinted that he might not allow jurors to hear Cosby's lurid deposition testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex.
"This case is about trust", Steele said in court as he outlined the prosecution's case.
This time, O'Neill has warned the trial may last a month. Cosby's lawyers want the juror removed from the case.
O'Neill says he'll decide his next step based on what the woman tells him. His last trial ended in a hung jury. "It led to a woman being incapable of making a decision".
But now she said she wanted to express the anger of the other women and had chosen to do it topless so as to use her body as "a political tool". But few could've foreseen the shocking incident that unfolded Monday morning.
This item has been corrected to show that the woman had "Women's Lives Matter" written on her, not "Matters".
A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. But statute of limitation laws mean that only one charge has been brought to trial.
Demonstrators waving placards chanted, "No more silence, stop sexual violence!" and, "Justice for survivors, justice for Andrea!" while counter-protesters yelled out, "Justice for Bill!".