Legal experts said the trial fits the “he said, she said” arguments so common to sexual offense cases. On those occasions, jurors asked to revisit testimony or clarity on the phrasing of his charge.
In a previously sealed deposition from the 2005 case, America’s once favorite dad said that he was romantically interested in Constand from the first time he saw her, though he didn’t tell her that. The judges overseeing those trials sent the jurors in both cases back to continue deliberations.
Defense attorneys argued that the sexual contact was part of a consenting relationship between Cosby and Constand.
The third count accuses Cosby of impairing Constand “by administering drugs, intoxicants or other means for the goal of preventing resistance”.
Jurors reviewed multiple pieces of testimony on Friday.
“I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done”, O’Neill told them.
In that case, the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, district attorney could choose to retry the case, but it’s unlikely that prosecutors would move immediately for an retrial, according to a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
On Thursday jurors said they were having trouble reaching an unanimous verdict on any of the three charges facing the 79-year-old entertainer. Answer: Yes. Question: Did you ever give the Quaaludes to women without their knowledge?
“I just want to wish all of the fathers a happy Father’s Day”, Cosby said. The jury has been considering three counts of aggravated indecent assault charges against Cosby for more than 46 hours over five days.
They zeroed in on Cosby’s admission he obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes in the 1970s so he could give the now banned sedative to women he hoped to seduce.
Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done. He maintains that their sexual encounter was consensual.
The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial has listened again to the actor’s statements about giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with. But he says he no longer had them when he met accuser Andrea Constand in 2002 at Temple University. He has said it was Benadryl, a cold and allergy medicine. Prosecutors have suggested he might have given her quaaludes.
Fellow accuser Linda Kirkpatrick walked out of Friday’s courtroom session feeling stunned, she told the Daily News.
For the third time today, court was called back into session during deliberations of the Bill Cosby trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse outside of Philadelphia. Deliberations will resume this afternoon.
Commonwealth exhibits 27 through 43 comprise a wider portion of Cosby’s deposition from more than a decade ago.
Upon hearing the jurors’ requests lead defense lawyer Brian J. McMonagle asked the judge to declare a mistrial.
Jurors made no inclination of which side they are leaning toward.
Jurors started the day asking a seventh question just 30 minutes into deliberation.
They’ve deliberated almost 40 hours since getting the case.
Cosby returned to the courthouse outside Philadelphia on Friday. It took 18 months for these charges to come to trial; another trial would likely take as long, thus making the case even older than 13 years. He maintains that their sexual encounter was consensual.
Jurors will return for a fifth day of work Friday. The reading took almost an hour on Wednesday.
The jury has paused their deliberations to review evidence a half a dozen times.
The jury tells the judge that it “cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts”.