Jury in Bill Cosby sex assault case studies his deposition

Gwen Vasquez
June 14, 2017

"Simply, you are exhausted". The jury is set to reconvene after deliberating for four hours Monday night. "You are doing an incredible job, showing fidelity to your oath".

During their full day of deliberations Tuesday, the jury grappled with nettlesome unresolved questions at the heart of the sexual-assault case.

The jury is continuing its deliberations.

Jurors reviewed more than a dozen passages from a deposition Cosby gave more than a decade ago, hearing excerpts on a wide range of topics, from Cosby's first meeting with Andrea Constand to the night in 2004 she says he drugged and violated her.

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.

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.

Cosby, helped by an aide, walked in and out of the courtroom for the jury questions, passing through the courthouse halls to enter a private room where he and some associates have been waiting during breaks. "But, no, she's calling NY". She said that she visited him at a Beverly Hills bungalow, where he allegedly drugged and raped her.

Another member of the chapter, Claire McCue, added, "I want to join the effort to show our appreciation for people who actually take a very fearless stance and bring their case through the justice system to let them know that we appreciate it". "I just wanted to go home".

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

In one of McMonagle's "Ah ha!" moments, he pointed out Constand's statement about when she arrived at Cosby's residence the night of the alleged assault. He faces three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, and one of the counts covers his alleged fondling of Constand while she was passed out. She testified the entertainer led her to a couch and she quickly became incapacitated and felt paralyzed as Cosby groped her breasts, inserted his finger in her and put her hand on his penis.

While the jury deliberated, Cosby publicist Andrew Wyatt released a statement from a Temple University student adviser who says Constand told her of a plan to falsely accuse a "high-profile person" of sexual assault so she could sue, get money and start a business.

He pointed out the many inconsistencies that Constand made to police, including that she had told authorities, in a sworn statement, that she and Cosby had never been alone prior to the alleged incident, a claim that the defense proved wasn't true.

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. The investigation initially was undertaken by former District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr., who in February 2005 determined there was insufficient and unreliable evidence to prosecute Cosby, who was 67 at the time.

Closing arguments on Monday came after just six days of testimony, which included another woman who accused Mr Cosby of sexually assaulting her in a similar manner and Ms Constand's mother.

Cosby met Constand in late 2002 when he attended a basketball game at Temple University, his alma mater, in Philadelphia.

Cosby later told police the pills were Benadryl, an over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine. Cosby says they enjoyed a mutual "petting" session.

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