Like they did on Tuesday (June 13), jurors requested that segments of the transcript be read back to them. It’s the fourth time that the jury has asked a question about the case since they began deliberations late Monday.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele closed the prosecution’s case Monday by describing Cosby – who turns 80 next month – as a calculating sexual predator, while Brian McMonagle, one of Cosby’s lawyers, highlighted Constand’s inconsistencies and those of Kelly Johnson, the other accuser who testified last week on Constand’s behalf. Temple severed ties with the comedian after allegations emerged from dozens of women claiming Cosby drugged and raped them over the course of more than four decades.
If they find Cosby guilty, Judge Steven T. O’Neill, who has presided over the case, would be expected to hand down a sentence within 60 to 90 days – though the defense is likely to appeal any conviction.
Despite stating that the 79-year-old entertainer still had confidence in the jury and remained hopeful about its decision, the spokesman made clear his assertion would be part of an appeal if Cosby is convicted of drugging and assaulting Constand in 2004. See what she had to say in the video above.
If Cosby is found guilty, Pulliam said she would be “disappointed”, adding, “I’m gonna have to just cross that bridge when I come to it”. They pointed to Ms Constand’s initial statement to police in 2005 that she had never been alone with him beforehand and cut off all contact afterward, both untrue.
During a lunch break Tuesday, Wyatt appeared on the courthouse steps to tell a crowd of reporters and cameras about what a defense witness would have said in court – damaging to the credibility of Constand – had O’Neill not barred her testimony as hearsay.
Embattled comedian Bill Cosby remains “in good spirits” as jurors in his sex assault trial continue deliberations for a second day. Prosecutors have suggested he gave her something stronger- perhaps Quaaludes, a highly popular party drug in the 1970s that was banned in the U.S.in 1982. This is the first time Cosby has faced criminal charges.
Pulliam shared an update on Cosby’s demeanor since starting the trial last week. “When you have family, people falter, people make mistakes, things happen – but in no way is that condoning sexual assault”.
The first prosecutor to review the case in 2005 passed on it.
The jury has been weighing Cosby’s fate for more than 24 hours over three days.
“Yes, he has been unfaithful but if she is willing to forgive him, that’s between him and his wife”.
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.