Prosecution rests their case in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial


For the jury at his sexual assault trial, this could be the closest it comes to hearing from Cosby himself, since he said recently that he did not intend to take the stand.

Today in court, the jury heard parts of the 2005-2006 depositions that were part of a civil lawsuit brought against him by Constand - portions of which must have led the defense to believe that putting Cosby on the stand would help sway the jury, reports Page Six.

Reape on Thursday read back Cosby's own account of his 2004 sexual encounter with the case's central accuser Andrea Constand, who testified earlier in the week that the entertainer drugged and assaulted her.

In her testimony, Constand said she arrived at Cosby's Philadelphia-area home to discuss her career. The defence will begin its case on Monday. In fact, many victims even try to rebuild a relationship with the abuser, particularly if he was a mentor or father figure, which is exactly how Cosby described his relationship to Constand.

"Do you think there would be a financial outcome to you if the public believed that you gave Andrea a drug that took away her ability to consent and then had sexual contact with her?"

Constand, who testified for seven hours earlier in the week, tells a very different story, saying she "wasn't able to" refuse his advances after taking three blue pills given to her by the comedian.

While he insisted the encounter was consensual, Cosby still apologized to Gianna Constand, an action which he tried to explain. "The mother is coming at me for being a dirty old man".

"I apologized", Cosby had said, his words also being projected for the courtroom on a large screen.

Bill Cosby leaves the courtroom with aide Andrew Wyatt on June 8, 2017. She said it's not only common for a victim to reach out to her abuser, but she may attempt to find out what happened and why.

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Less than a month after Bill Cosby told a radio host he would not testify at his sexual assault trial in suburban Philadlephia, the embattled comedian may be having a change of heart. Cosby admits in the deposition he knew it was illegal to give the drug to others.

Constand testified she continued to maintain contact in her role as an administrator in Temple's athletics department, given Cosby's status as a university trustee.

Mr. Cosby, 79, best known for playing a revered father figure in the 1980s television hit family comedy series "The Cosby Show", has denied all of the allegations. But Cosby, according to his testimony, said the doctor knew that he was not going to take them.

But she added, "Most times it's not violent".

"This is your argument and I understand your argument", O'Neill said to McMonagle.

"I became a person attacked..." Only in Constand's case has Cosby been charged.

Cosby testified in the deposition he thought he'd caused trouble because he was 66 at the time and Constand was 30.

Prosecutors have suggested he drugged her with something stronger, perhaps the quaaludes he admitted obtaining decades ago.

The comedian contends that his relationship with Constand was consensual, and that the broken Benadryl tablets he admits to giving her on the night she says the assault took place were only meant to help her sleep. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played his daughter, Rudy, on "The Cosby Show", was at his side as he made his way into the building.