Growing frenzy outside court as Cosby deliberations wear on

Bill Cosby Jury Examines His Deposition During Sexual Assault Deliberations

Bill Cosby Jury Examines His Deposition During Sexual Assault Deliberations

Those depositions became the basis of the prosecution in this case, when the seal on them was lifted in 2015 and the prosecutors got wind that they included admissions by Cosby that the routinely got Quaaludes in the '70s with the express goal of incapacitating young women so that he could have sex with them.

The jurors now have Constand's contradicting testimony in their heads and are most likely discussing this issue as it raises question on her credibility and intentions to file a civil lawsuit after that was the final question before jurors returned to their deliberations. "I said 'I trust you.' I took the pills and I swallowed the pills down". "He says she doesn't say 'yes.'" Steele said, according to NBC News.

This article was originally published at 9:25 a.m. The jury asked to hear 13 pages from the Crosby deposition.

Cosby, who turns 80 in July, was awaiting a decision after 18 months of legal wrangling and a trial that lasted seven days before Judge Steven T. O'Neill and garnered worldwide media attention. In another section, he described his jerry-rigged definition of "consent".

But defense lawyer Brian J. McMonagle argued Cosby was the victim of false accusations and that the entertainer and Constand had a "romantic relationship" and consensual sexual contact during the 2004 incident.

"We came here to say thank you to Andrea Constand for having the courage to testify and for shedding light on a crime that too often stays in the shadows, which is sexual assault and especially drug-facilitated sexual assault", said Jane Manning, director of advocacy for the NOW chapter. "I'm moving fingers gently".

"I wanted it to stop", she testified. "She said she hadn't".

"She sat with her back to the kitchen wall", Cosby said. And I don't feel her say anything. "I am not stopped" (Constand denies sexual activity; she testified she rebuffed Cosby when he touched her trousers by leaning forward). If found guilty of the alleged drugging and sexual assault of the then-Temple University employee at his Philadelphia-area mansion, the 79-year-old could face more than 10 years behind bars.

District Attorney Richard Steele countered in the state's closing arguments that Cosby had ingratiated himself into Constand's family, and took advantage of his role as her mentor. Later he describes a odd configuration where he is pleading with her to go to sleep: "I sit between her torso and her thighs". "She's asking for career advice". No stress. Maybe a psychologist would call it stress but there's no stress.

The jury in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial wants to know what "without her knowledge" means in one of the three counts they're weighing against the comedian. The judge said he wouldn't. His admissions in that deposition led Montgomery County prosecutors to file charges against him.

Question 4. 3:51 p.m.

The jury, sequestered for the duration of the trial and unaware of the back-and-forth outside, reviewed the testimony of the police officer who took Constand's initial report. Constand's lawyer says Jackson isn't being truthful. In the report, Constand alleged the assault occurred in early January after she was out to dinner with Cosby and others.

Reiterating the fact that Cosby's defense was vigorous even if they only called one witness, Stanley says that lead defense counsel Nick Monaghan was so aggressive in his cross-examination of this pattern witness, the other accuser Kelly Johnson, that he "had to calm down for the rest of the trial, and even apologized to the jury in closing". The charges were lodged against Cosby on December 30, 2015, before the 12-year statute of limitations to file charges expired. But, she points out, the jurors may have agreed on one or two of the three charges right away, and may have been debating the remaining charge or charges.

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