Jury in Bill Cosby sex assault case scrutinizes his words


Cosby is accused of giving Constand three pills that she says incapacitated her before he sexually assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

The long-married Cosby, once known as America's Dad for his portrayal of kindly Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show", called all the encounters consensual.

In her essay, Fowler wrote that she was propositioned by her manager on her first day with an engineering team.

Constand told Jackson a high-profile man had done something similar to her, according to the statement. Ms. Constand is the only woman whose allegations have resulted in criminal charges.

"She's on the phone with lawyers before she told her mom anything", he said, his voice rising regularly in agitation. James Reape to the stand, June 8 where he began pouring over the controversial statements that Mr. Cosby made during a deposition in the civil case settled in 2006 between the comedian and Ms. Constand.

Judge O'Neill did not allow the woman, Marguerite Jackson, to testify during Cosby's defense, ruling her statements inadmissible as hearsay.

Andrea Constand says she was drugged and molested.

The defense savaged Constand's credibility and painted their relationship as one that involved many meetings, and saw her call the star 53 times after the incident.

"You do not try your case on the courthouse steps", Troiani said. Jurors asked Wednesday evening to rehear testimony from the Cheltenham police detective who interviewed Cosby in January 2005. The deliberations are scheduled to resume Wednesday, June 14.

Pulliam also provided a glimpse into Cosby's state of mind as the jury enters their third day of deliberations.

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Before he sent them back to the hotel (where the Pittsburgh-based jurors are being sequestered) around 9:30 p.m. ET, on Tuesday, O'Neill commiserated with them about their fatigue.

Cosby's felony sexual assault case was handed over to jurors on Monday (11Jun17).

Constand testified last week that Cosby gave her a substance that incapacitated her and then he sexually assaulted her.

"In my head I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move, but I was frozen and those [mental] messages didn't get there and I was very limp, so I wasn't able to fight him anyway", she said.

As he described reaching into Ms Constand's pants, Cosby testified: "I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection".

"I'm going to have to cross that bridge when I come to it", she said. She sat in the front row showing no emotion as the defense argued, but smiled during the end of McMonagle's two-hour closing argument.

Jurors made the request to have portions of Andrea Constand's testimony read back to them after deliberating about 21 hours without reaching a verdict in a case that has already helped demolish Cosby's nice-guy reputation.

But Cosby said the pills were Benadryl, an over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine. She was a young child when she worked on "The Cosby Show", and this is a man she largely owes her career to. Cosby, his lawyer said, never ran from talking to police, for better or worse. Cosby did not take the stand.

Constand's lawsuit against Cosby had elicited four days of testimony from him about his sexual conduct with some of the other women.