Bill Cosby jury putting in long day's work

Bill Cosby jury putting in long day's work

Bill Cosby jury putting in long day's work

A United States jury resumed deliberations on June 13, 2017 on whether disgraced comedy legend Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a woman at his Philadelphia home more than 13 years ago, after failing to reach a verdict Monday.

The jurors entered a second day of deliberations after failing to reach a verdict on Monday night.

Cosby, who was charged by Montgomery County in 2015, faces 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine and would also be required to register as a sex offender if convicted.

Cosby testified under oath more than a decade ago as part of Constand's civil suit against him.

In the deposition, Cosby said he gave her Benedryl, a non-prescription allergy medication as he and Constand talked in the kitchen of his home that night.

According to the deposition, as he described reaching into Constand's trousers, Cosby testified, "I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection". One of the charges has to do with Cosby administering an intoxicant, pills, "without her knowledge". On Monday, he urged the jury to reject the idea that Constand's sexual encounter with Cosby had been consensual. He is accused of giving former Temple University employee Andrea Constand three pills that incapacitated her before he sexually assaulted.

Even though Bill Cosby did not testify in his own defense in the closing statements of his sexual assault trial, the man's lawyer did a great job explaining to the jury that the accusations are nonsense and are just driven by rumors and in order to get media attention.

The defense focused on inconsistencies in Constand's statements about certain details of the alleged assault and pointed out that she remained in contact with Cosby for months afterward. At one point during the trial, McMonagle stood beside Cosby and suggested to jurors that while Cosby may have been an unfaithful husband, that didn't make him a criminal.

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"Correct!" Cosby replied loudly, according to multiple reports, as his wife, Camille, watched from the gallery - attending the trial for the first time. The 50 other accusers, like a finger-wagging Greek chorus in the back of the courtroom, stand in for the wronged women of the past.

Jackson said she worked with Constand at Temple University and shared a hotel room with her during occasional trips. Reluctantly, she said, she took the pills because she trusted him as a friend and mentor, but soon, she felt woozy and had blurry vision. "And I went upstairs and I went into my pack and I broke one whole one and brought a half down and told her to take it".

After the prosecution took five days to outline its side, the defence case consisted of just one witness, a detective, and six minutes of evidence earlier in the day. Another witness, Kelly Johnson, testified that she was the victim of a similar attack by the comedian in 1996.

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. She also alleged Constand added that she could falsely accuse and "set up" the person who assaulted her to receive money.

"We're here because of them", he said, pointing to the benches of reporters covering the trial. Then the other women started coming forward.

"This isn't talking to a trustee".

If I had my way, we'd never come to verdict on this case.

Last week, Constand testified that Jackson's name sounded "familiar" but that she didn't know her.

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