Jurors hear Cosby's side of alleged sexual assault for first time

Cosby replied: "Dead." The final government witness, toxicologist Timothy Rohrig, said the drowsiness and sedation Constand described in her testimony after accepting three blue pills from Cosby in 2004 could have been caused by a drug similar to Quaaludes - or by Benadryl, the over-the-counter allergy medicine Cosby has maintained he gave to Constand that night.

Prosecutors called 13 witnesses over five brisk days. On Monday, the defense is slated to begin what is expected to be a very short presentation.

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.

In his deposition, read in court by Montgomery County detective James Reape and District Attorney Kevin Steele, Cosby said that in the 1970s he had received seven prescriptions for quaaludes from a doctor in Los Angeles, even though he never meant to take them. She was only allowed to testify in generalizations.

"I apologised to this woman", Mr Cosby said, in a deposition read aloud by a detective.

According to Valliere, who was qualified as an expert in sexual assault, victim and offender dynamics and victim response to sexual assault, it is not unusual that a sexual assault victim would delay reporting, never report or continue contact with their abuser.

Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby was terrified that Andrea Constand's mom thought he was a "dirty old man". Jurors heard Cosby saying he and Constand engaged in "petting" "at least" four times at his home - each time initiated by him - and that she only rebuffed him once.

Jurors heard excerpts Friday from Cosby's decade-old testimony in a related civil suit about how he gave quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.

Cosby also explained in the deposition that he was instantly attracted to Constand when he met her, inspiring him to invite her to his house and get a sense of whether she reciprocated.

"Quaaludes happen to be the drug that. young people were using to party with, and I wanted to have them just in case", Cosby said then.

The deposition in question stems from a 2005 lawsuit that Ms Constand filed after detectives unexpectedly closed her sexual assault case.

Prosecutors have suggested he gave her something stronger - perhaps quaaludes, which were banned in the U.S.in 1982. His testimony was sealed for years until portions were released by a judge in 2015 at the request of the AP. In a scathing address to the judge, he argued that Dr. Valliere's words were tantamount to instructing the jury to reach a certain verdict in the Cosby case.

Cosby has pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges against him and has denied the accusations of the dozens of other women who've accused him of assault. Proceedings will now pause for the weekend, with Cosby's defense set to mount its own argument next week. Earlier in the week, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, who played the youngest daughter, Rudy, on "The Cosby Show, " attended in support of Cosby. Defendant puts a new twist on an old argument: "that because Ms. Constand did not reveal this most personal detail about her life she must have been asking for defendant to drug and sexually assault her".

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

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