Cosby's lawyer says Bill and the woman accusing him had secret affairs
19 June 2017, 06:40 | Myron Mathis
A Pennsylvania jury was deliberating a third day Wednesday whether to convict disgraced comedy legend Bill Cosby of sexual assault in one of America's biggest celebrity trials in years.
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 toRolling Stone.
Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam has refused to turn her back on Bill Cosby, the man who made her a household name and is, incidentally, now awaiting the verdict of his near career-damaging rape trial.
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.
Cosby, sitting at the defense table, let out a giant yawn before the court reporter launched into the reading. "Knowing Mr. Cosby is to know he's a comedian".
Defense attorneys argued that the sexual contact was part of a consenting relationship between Cosby and Constand. (Cosby has told police investigators that he gave Constand the allergy medication Benadryl.) Twenty to 30 minutes later, she said, her mouth got "cottony", and her legs turned "rubbery", leaving her unable fend off Crosby's advances.
O'Neill also called out Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt for taking to the courthouse steps and telling reporters the case should end in a mistrial.
"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.
So far, the jurors have deliberated some 26 hours since Monday evening without reaching a verdict.
That was a stark contrast to the prosecutors' presentation, in which they called 12 witnesses over five days.
During an interview 12 years ago in NY at Cosby's lawyers' office, the comedian told Sargent Schaffer and two other investigators that he and Ms. Constand never experienced penetration.
The jury's day began Tuesday by reviewing more than a dozen passages from Cosby's decade-old deposition, including his telling Constand the pills were "three friends" to make her relax.
Chloe Goins, a former model who claims Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, is also suing the comedian on sexual battery and other claims.
Jackson said that she asked Constand if she had filed charges.
He was not charged with any crimes at the time, but he did settle a civil suit with her out of court in 2006.
Meanwhile, Bill Cosby's TV daughter, Keisha Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy on The CosbyShow, has spoken out about her decision to walk arm-in-arm with the embattled comic on the first day of the trial.
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