But he said he’d let the jurors work as long as they wanted.
Question 4: Can we see the initial report to the Durham Police or what the court reporter recorded of that interview of Andrea Constand?
There was no message included with the video, which was soundtracked with the Harlem Globetrotters theme, and no explanation for why there was a basketball hoop in the courthouse. It ended with a phrase scrolling down the screen reading: “ALWAYS FOLLOW THROUGH”. Inside the courtroom, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder, were several of the 60 women who have accused him of sexual assault since the scandal broke in late 2014.
It was at Temple she met Cosby, a member of the school’s board of trustees.
Cosby protesters and supporters faced off in angry scenes outside the courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
“It went from being a joke to all of this calamity”, said a man holding a sign that read “Free Mr. Cosby” who would only give his first name, Garvey. “When a jury is out for an extended period of time, one reason may well be is they’re confused over a legal issue, and particularly how to apply the facts”, said Lefco while he ate lunch Wednesday in the Montgomery County Courthouse cafeteria. According to an affidavit, Constand has accused Cosby of drugging her with three blue pills and then making physical contact without her consent including forcing his hands into her pants and coercing her into touching his erect penis in 2004. “If she insists, that could hold some weight”, he said. They were told to keep deliberating.
Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting Constand in 2004.
More than a dozen excerpts from Cosby’s deposition, including the “friends” comment and his acknowledgment that he’d gone “somewhere between permission and rejection” during a previous encounter with Constand.
Cosby’s spokesman maintained the impasse showed that jurors doubted Constand’s story.
On the fourth day of deliberations the jury in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial reported to the judge that they were deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict.
O’Neill had instructed the jurors to continue trying to deliver a verdict around 11:30 AM, following a note, in which they said they could not agree on a verdict on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
After observing five full days of testimony and evidence, it’s clear that Cosby might be guilty of one thing – being a disloyal husband at one point in his career as a comedian.
The trial marks a crushing fall from grace for an entertainer known for his seminal role as a lovable father and obstetrician on hit TV series “The Cosby Show“.
The trial, which could end with Cosby spending the rest of his life in prison, has often been called the most high-profile and divisive celebrity case since O.J. Simpson’s trial in 1994. Deliberations will resume Thursday morning. Just yesterday, the foreman asked to hear transcripts from Cosby’s statement to investigators specific to the night of the alleged assault in his suburban Philadelphia home. A former Playboy playmate, she says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1969. He says he gave her an over-over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine to help her relax and that the encounter was consensual.
Cosby could face ten years in prison for each count if convicted. She is the only one who has brought him to trial. “These jurors, they have been very judicious, they have taken their time to re-do and retry the case in that deliberation room”.