In ways large and small, the stress and fatigue of the marathon last leg of Cosby's sex assault trial were showing late Wednesday as deliberations stretched into a third day without a verdict. He has pleaded not guilty in the Constand case and has repeatedly denied allegations of wrongdoing and of coercing any of his accusers.
The jury began deliberations late on Monday, and the sessions have stretched past 9pm on that day and Tuesday, for a total of 18 hours. They have been working for more than 40 hours since getting the case on Monday. They are still ongoing at this time. Jurors asked Wednesday evening to rehear testimony from the Cheltenham police detective who interviewed Cosby in January 2005. Agrusa pressed Constand about her inconsistent statements to police: she first said the assault took place at Cosby's house after a dinner at a restaurant with some high school students in March 2004.
Bill Cosby arriving for his sexual-assault trial with his wife, Camille, at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Around 60 women came forward to publicly accuse Cosby in recent years of being a serial sexual predator alleging that he drugged and assaulted them over a span of 40 years in cities across the United States. He faces up to ten years in prison for each charge.
Cosby did not testify during the trial but prosecutors introduced his account of the incident through sworn depositions he gave in 2005 and 2006 during a civil lawsuit filed by Constand, a former administrator of the women's basketball team at Cosby's alma mater Temple University. Kelly Johnson testfied that she was drugged and assaulted in 1996 so prosecutors could establish a pattern.
Pulliam, who played Cosby's youngest daughter, Rudy Huxtable, on The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1982, has vocally supported the actor, 79, since he was accused of sexual assault by a multitude of women. She would not say whether a guilty verdict will change her mind of Cosby. The hot stromboli they'd ordered was already on the way.
"You have a spokesman who is explaining to the media what a mistrial means - at least what he believes a mistrial is", O'Neill told Cosby in court. She said she got up to leave and found Cosby in the kitchen.
Earlier testimony by Gianna Constand, the accuser's mother, suggested that Mr. Cosby tried to buy the family's silence by offering to pay for graduate school. 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.
Cosby maintained that Constand was a willing sexual partner and she hid the fact that the two had a romantic relationship. He also said in a deposition from a decade-old civil suit that he gave her Benadryl to help her relax and "be able to go to sleep after our necking session".
"I'm going to have to cross that bridge when I come to it", she said.
"They've been intimate", he said. Bill Cosby walks from the courtroom during jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 13, 2017.style="text-align: center;"