Cosby buoyant as jury deliberates


In another, jurors asked the judge, Steven T. O'Neill, to define "without the knowledge" of the victim in the sexual-assault count pertaining to the administering of an intoxicant.

Nonetheless, the comedian whose storytelling artistry fueled a $400 million fortune went quiet when he had the chance to take the stand, unwilling to risk cross-examination about his 60 other accusers if he denied ever drugging or molesting anyone.

Jurors have spent a total of about 16 hours over two days discussing the case and going over evidence with the judge. Hours before retiring for the night, they asked the court to reread the testimony of Canadian Detective Dave Mason.

"Yes, he has been unfaithful but if she is willing to forgive him, that's between him and his wife". I pray for her.

"In my head, I was trying to get my hands to move, get my legs to move, but I was frozen and those messages didn't get there", she said, her voice breaking. On Tuesday, the jury heard the officer say he told Constand he wanted "an initial account" and a "narrative of events".

While the jury deliberated, Cosby publicist Andrew Wyatt released a statement from a Temple University student adviser who says Constand told her of a plan to falsely accuse a "high-profile person" of sexual assault so she could sue, get money and start a business.

On Tuesday, after the court day wrapped up, the statement from Marguerite Jackson was read, but it was not allowed to be submitted in court, according to CBS News.

Ms Constand said on the witness stand that she did not know Ms Jackson. Authorities had declined to charge Cosby when she first came forward in 2005.

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Ms Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troiani, told reporters that Ms Jackson was "not telling the truth" and faulted Mr Wyatt for circulating Ms Jackson's statement while jurors were deliberating. The jury has wrapped up a second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Today begins their third day of deliberations.

Cosby has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge, and has claimed that in 2004, he and Constand had a consensual sexual encounter.

Constand testified for more than seven hours last week and said that Cosby gave her three pills that left her unable to stop the alleged sexual assault. The investigation initially was undertaken by former District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr., who in February 2005 determined there was insufficient and unreliable evidence to prosecute Cosby, who was 67 at the time. "In the Cosby case", said Fitzpatrick, "the defendant testified at a deposition in a related civil suit".

As he described reaching into Ms Constand's pants, Cosby testified: "I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped".

Cosby, 79, famous for the Cosby Show which aired from 1984 to 1992 for eight seasons, has been embroiled in charges of sexual predation and improper conduct since 2014. In one, they asked for a re-read of the portion of the deposition that Cosby gave more than a decade ago that focused on his relationship with Constand since meeting her in 2002 through the night of the alleged incident.

Constand says she was drugged during the encounter, which involved digital penetration.

"Still, generally, the longer a jury is out, the better it is for the defense", said Winters. Andrea Constand leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017.

But Constand's is the only criminal case against him as under U.S. statues of limitations. The testimony, unsealed in 2015 at the request of The Associated Press, wasn't pretty coming from the beloved TV dad.