Cosby Trial: Judge Refuses To Hear Witness That Could Clear Bill Cosby

Virginia Carter
June 19, 2017

The disgraced comedian is now awaiting a final verdict as a 12-person jury deliberates on whether he will be found guilty of three counts of criminal indecent assault against Andrea Constand, who claims she was sexually molested by Cosby in 2004.

The 79-year-old comedian is charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault over allegations that he drugged and sexually violated Constand, 44.

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 to Rolling Stone. "We know what this is probably doing for them emotionally and we just want to let them know that there's so many of us out there cheering them on".

Constand took the stand last week, keeping her composure under a fierce barrage of cross-examination from the defense, which sought to portray their relationship as consensual, and Cosby's accuser as a liar.

Deliberations have worn on for about 16 hours since the jury got the case on Monday night. Under questioning, Constant acknowledged that she was telling that detail for the first time, and hadn't said anything about placing a pill under her tongue to police.

"Yes, he has been unfaithful but if she is willing to forgive him, that's between him and his wife".

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She sued Cosby in 2005 where he testified as part of that lawsuit, he later settled the case for a sum that was undisclosed.

"This is where the real show is, huh?" one man said as he strolled along Swede Street and took in the scene.

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.

He did not testify during the trial, but prosecutors introduced his account of the incident through sworn depositions from 2005 and 2006.

Along with Keshia, Cosby's former "California Suite" co-star Sheila Frazier and actors Joe Torry and Lewis Dix Jr. also showed up in court to support Cosby during his two-week trial. That same day, the jury asked to hear read-backs of police testimony about Cosby's 2005 interview with police at his attorney's NY law office. The shirt had an image of Fat Albert, Cosby's cartoon creation, with Constand's face superimposed over it. Prosecutors contend Cosby also admitted for the first time to developing a romantic interest in Constand when he saw her at a Temple basketball game and to having sexual contact with Constand. "They're tugging on the heart strings of nostalgia", said David La Torre, who ran Penn State's public relations during the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The defense rested June 9 after calling 12 witnesses over 5 days.

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