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

Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown Pa. Thursday

Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown Pa. Thursday

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.

Recommended News

  • DUP leader: 'Difficult' for Theresa May to remain Prime Minister

    DUP leader: 'Difficult' for Theresa May to remain Prime Minister

    The DUP leader is nearly certain to ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as the price of a deal. Major said London's impartial role in Northern Ireland remained a fundamental part of the peace process.

    Donald Trump Jr. Completely Contradicts His Dad's Comey Claim

    The President had said Comey's testimony vindicates his assertion that Trump himself was not personally under the investigation. The leaders of the House Russia investigation, Reps.
    $0.39 EPS Expected for Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW)

    $0.39 EPS Expected for Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW)

    Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 5,212 shares in the company, valued at $199,932.32. Since December 15, 2016, it had 0 insider purchases, and 21 selling transactions for $112.82 million activity.
  • Attorney General to talk publicly at US Senate panel

    Sessions said he was there for a speech by then-candidate Donald Trump , and members of Sessions' staff also were there. The attorney general may also be asked if there are tapes of the president's private conversations with Comey, as Mr.
    Watch Tapwrit win 2017 Belmont Stakes

    Watch Tapwrit win 2017 Belmont Stakes

    He was found to be lame on Wednesday and was treated with anti-inflammatory medication Wednesday and Thursday. Winning jockey Ortiz was emulating his brother Irad, who won last year's Belmont on Creator .
    Clemens' son among familiar names on Day 2 of MLB draft

    Clemens' son among familiar names on Day 2 of MLB draft

    Controlling the strike zone and getting on base are considered strengths and he is an above average base stealer. Pearson started his career at Florida International before transferring to the College of Central Florida.
  • Ten-man France down England in lively friendly

    But the Manchester City keeper, who spent last season on loan with Torino in Serie A, has not been dropped because of his form. England do not play again until September 1, away at Malta in World Cup Qualifiers, before hosting Slovakia three days later.
    Curry and Durant look to build NBA dynasty

    Curry and Durant look to build NBA dynasty

    James praised his teammates for overcoming an injury-plagued season and being able to "hit the switch" in time for the playoffs. But Durant, being a team player as well as a scoring machine, made the Warriors better from day one.
    Katy Perry Is Spilling More Taylor Swift Tea

    Katy Perry Is Spilling More Taylor Swift Tea

    But the timing of Swift's decision has sparked a backlash, with the singer accused of being "immature" and "petty". Of course, Taylor did end up partnering with Apple Music, exclusively hosting 1989 on the service.
  • Montana US Rep.-elect Gianforte apologizes to reporter for assault before election

    Montana US Rep.-elect Gianforte apologizes to reporter for assault before election

    Several journalists who Ginaforte did not call on tried to ask that question as Gianforte and his staff walked away. The Gianforte story brought into focus how toxic, sophomoric, and vulgar our political culture has become.
    Penguins hoping home ice remains huge factor

    Penguins hoping home ice remains huge factor

    So Rinne will need to be at his best to give Nashville a chance at its first Game 7 and Pittsburgh's third this postseason. A mild rookie contributor with eight goals and 16 points in 56 games, Arvidsson came into the year with modest goals.
    European Union  mobile roaming fees 'may still catch you out'

    European Union mobile roaming fees 'may still catch you out'

    Roaming charges within and outside Europe account for an average of around 5 per cent of sales for telephone operators in Europe. It found calling Spain from the United Kingdom can cost between 9p with provider Giffgaff to £1.50 per minute on O2.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.