Cosby has pleaded not guilty in the Constand case, and has repeatedly denied allegations of wrongdoing made against him, as wel.
Cosby, once known as America's Dad for his portrayal of kindly Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show", told police he left Constand to sleep on the couch after their "romantic interlude" while he moved upstairs to his bedroom. "I'll be disappointed, however it won't change the love, because when you have people falter, people make mistakes, but in no way does that condone sexual assault". I pray for her.
As he sent them home last night, Judge Steven T. O'Neill told jurors their lengthy deliberations "only shows this court you are conscientious and engaged in the deliberation process".
A judge blocked Jackson from testifying at the trial, ruling it would be hearsay. She said she got up to leave and found Cosby in the kitchen. She says the Temple basketball director immediately recanted, then said she could make a false accusation, win a lawsuit and use the money to go to school and open a business. Constand's lawyer Dolores Troiani asked, according to the deposition transcript. Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the three counts. They'll resume Wednesday morning.
Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
The last day of the defense's case included presenting a 2005 testimony by Mr. Cosby about giving Quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.
Gianna Constand, the accuser's fiercely protective mother, testified that Cosby apologized over the phone to her and her daughter and offered to pay for her schooling.
The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case is drilling down on what the TV star said happened inside his suburban Philadelphia home and his relationship with the accuser. The 12 jurors are expected to come up with a verdict on Tuesday, which could see Cosby committed to as much as a 30-year sentence. Cosby testified under oath more than a decade ago as part of Andrea Constand's civil suit against him. The comedian said in depositions that he gave her the common allergy drug Benadryl and insisted the encounter was consensual. Cosby also declined to tell her what pills he had given Andrea Constand, but he did say they were from a prescription bottle, she testified.
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. Cosby did not take the stand.
"They've been intimate", he said.
Jurors in Bill Cosby's assault trial deliberated for a third day on Wednesday in a case closely watched by the public as well as the dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct.
Since the prosecution and the defense gave closing arguments Monday in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the jury has spent more than 13 hours behind closed doors examining the details of the case and requested that testimony be read back to them during deliberations. Constand - an athletic, 6-foot-tall basketball staffer - believes it was something stronger, saying they made her overly exhausted and unable to say no to or fight his advances.