Cosby jury reviews accuser's testimony amid deliberations
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 10:29
Bill Cosby walks from the courtroom during jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Embattled comedian Bill Cosby remains "in good spirits" as jurors in his sex assault trial continue deliberations for a second day. Cosby, 79, says the sexual contact was consensual. It is possible, however, that Cosby could face other charges depending on the statute of limitations in states where he's being accused of other crimes.
Constand testified last week that Cosby gave her a substance that incapacitated her and then he sexually assaulted her.
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. The defense also poked holes in Johnson's testimony, citing discrepancies in her recounting of the alleged incident.
The defense argues that Cosby and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter.
No one is disputing that there was a sexual encounter between the two and that Cosby gave her pills.
Cosby said he gave Constand three half-tablets of Benadryl, an over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine, to help her relax.
The panel of seven men and five women has worked behind closed doors for more than 17 hours, asking four times to review testimony from both the comedian and his accuser and seeking clarification on a charge at one point.
Pulliam explained that she will accept the verdict that the jury decides on but has not said whether or not she believes he is guilty or innocent.
"You danced outside your marriage", McMonagle said to Cosby while turning to Cosby's wife of more than 50 years in the first row. Each carries a maximum 10-year prison term, though the counts could be merged at sentencing if he is convicted. "It wasn't hostile. She didn't push me away, she said stop and I stopped".
She sued Cosby in 2005 where he testified as part of that lawsuit, he later settled the case for a sum that was undisclosed.
They also wanted to hear Cosby's wording when he referred to the three pills as "friends", as well as Constand's initial statements to authorities in Canada.
"They've been intimate", he said. Prosecutors rejected filing a case against Cosby based on Goins' allegations, which they said investigators could not corroborate.
The trial marks a steep fall from grace for an entertainer for decades loved by millions as "America's Dad" for his seminal role as a lovable father and obstetrician on hit TV series "The Cosby Show". A verdict had yet to be reached at press time.