Keshia Knight Pulliam Would Be 'Disappointed' if Cosby Found Guilty, But…
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 3:32
More than 50 women have come forward with decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct in recent years, but Cosby's representatives have always maintained his innocence.
Ms Constand testified she was mistaken, and prosecutors called a psychologist who testified that victims of sexual violence sometimes have trouble remembering details and engage in seemingly irrational behaviour in response to the trauma. "I wanted it to stop".
That was a stark contrast to the prosecutors' presentation, in which they called 12 witnesses over five days.
"Cosby has [since] denied drugging Constand; though he has admitted to sexual contact between the pair, but as part of a consensual relationship".
After they were served dinner (hot stromboli), the jury asked for a read-back of excerpts from the testimony of Richard Schaffer, the local police detective who interviewed Cosby in 2005 about what accuser Andrea Constand said Cosby did to her in his nearby home in 2004. Prior to those statements, the defense team rested its case after just six minutes and questioning only one witness.
The jury has been deliberating since Monday evening, and since they began, they have revisited quotes from Cosby's deposition about his encounter with Constand.
"I was really nervous and wasn't able to recall every particular moment that I had seen Mr. Cosby in order of dates", she explained. Constand testified that Cosby offered her "three friends" to help relax, saying they were an herbal medication. She got the show tickets because her family loved Cosby, and she hadn't yet told them about the alleged assault.
"They've been intimate", he said.
Constand said she woke up, groggy, sore and disheveled, around 4 a.m.
The comedian also faces a defamation lawsuit by model Janice Dickinson, who claims Cosby drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe, California, in 1982.
He said he was attracted to Ms. Constand the first time he met her and the two discussed her personal life, including a makeover and how her "butt" looked. A verdict had yet to be reached at press time. She sued Cosby in a civil suit and settled for an undisclosed amount in 2006.
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.
As the jury decides Bill Cosby's fate, the now tarnished comedic actor addressed media, onlookers and fans assembled outside the Philadelphia municipal court building. Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy Huxtable on Cosby's famous sitcom, has accompanied the 79-year-old comedian to court over the last week.