Jury begins deliberating sex charges against Bill Cosby


Bill Cosby did not testify.

Cosby's lawyers argued in pre-trial hearings before Judge O'Neill against allowing some of the 60 other women who have accused Cosby of drugging and/or assaulting them to testify about these accusations, some of them dating back to the mid-1960s.

Bill Cosby leaves the Norristown, Pennsylvania courtroom during his sexual assault trial on June 8, 2017. He is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each one punishable by up to 10 years in jail.

Police first investigated the allegations in 2005, but the Montgomery County district attorney at the time chose not to file charges. He talks in the deposition of "the penile entrance" and "digital penetration", and he told Constand's mother, when she called to confront him, that her daughter had had an orgasm.

Constand says Cosby drugged and molested her, which he denies. In that case he gave damaging testimony, but it did not become public until 2015.

The jurors have heard how Cosby, by his own admission, gave a 29-year-old woman seeking career advice three pills before initiating a sexual encounter in 2004.

McMonagle also questioned why Constand would continue spending time privately with Cosbyeven after he made sexual advances that she said she rebuffed.

Also, in the deposition, Cosby never said he'd given Constand Quaaludes and the women he'd given them to, all consented to what he said was considered the party drug of that time period. Andrea Constand says Cosby gave her pills that made her paralyzed and unable to fight him off as he groped her breast and genitals. Andrea stayed silent, and so he began "telling me everything that he physically did to her", Gianna said.

And Cosby did not testify.

Andrea Constand, right, leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017.

She sat in the front row, across the aisle from Ms Constand, who did not react to Mr McMonagle's two-hour closing, but smiled at the end of it.

Steele reminded the jury that Constand reported that she had double vision and "rubbery" legs after taking the pills Cosby gave her - and woke with her clothing half off.

Cosby's spokesman says maybe, but his lawyers remain mum. In the deposition, The Cosby Show star confessed to obtaining strong sedatives to hand out to females he wanted to have sex with, although he insisted he didn't use them when he is alleged to have assaulted Constand.

During seven hours on the witness stand, she revealed how she lost consciousness but was later "jolted" awake by Cosby abusing her. Schaffer said that Cosby's accuser in the case, Andrea Constand, visited Cosby after the alleged sexual assault, according to CNN.

"This is where all the fancy lawyering can't get you around your own words", Steele said.

Cosby is accused of drugging and violating a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in January 2004.

The trial, which was supposed to last about two weeks, came to a close much sooner than expected, thanks in large part to the Cosby defense team's decision to rest its case after just five minutes, calling only one witness - a prosecution witness who had testified last week - for a few follow-up questions.

The call on March 16 was one of 73 between Constand and Cosby occurring after the alleged assault, McMonagle said, calls prosecutors have characterized as normal since Constand was a Temple University employee and Cosby was on the board of trustees. "It's not a mistake, It's a stone cold lie", Brian McMonagle told the jury.

Cosby, who built a wholesome reputation as a family man during his 50-year career in entertainment and was called America's Dad, told police he held her in his arms that night but did not kiss her. Constand said he called her to his room to grab some leftover pastries.