Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

Tomas Mccoy
June 25, 2017

As he described reaching into Constand's trousers, Cosby testified, "I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection". They also asked to rehear Cosby's 2005 deposition.

Prosecutors say Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, at his Pennsylvania home in January 2004.

"I experienced it firsthand when he drugged me, he raped me, he threatened me to silence", Bernard told the man, her voice hoarse with emotion.

Each count carries a maximum 10-year prison term, though the counts could be merged at sentencing if Cosby is convicted.

The sequestered jury has been at it for more than 27 hours since getting the case Monday. We need to see the whole context.

In court, the judge then read a new charge to the jury and told them to go back and continue their deliberations.

Constand reported the incident to police in 2005, a year after the alleged incident.

Constand passed the time by shooting hoops in a hallway outside the district attorney's office.

The jury consists of seven men and five women, who have requested recently for the full context of quotes Cosby gave in a deposition, in which he talked about the pills he gave Constand. Dozens of accusers have filed civil suits against him. This was the only case to result in criminal charges against Cosby. It was at Temple she met Cosby, a member of the board of trustees.

As of May of this year, the Washington Post notes, Cosby has been accused of "sexual misdeeds" by at least 60 different women.

File- Bill Cosby leaves the Allegheny County Courthouse after jury selection was completed May 24th, 2017. That includes all the testimony covered in Question 1.

O'Neill offered to read the written charge, but the jury didn't take him up on it.


Andrea Constand tweeted the video Thursday.

Last week, Mason testified in court about his interview with Constand.

Earlier this week, the jury inquired about the language of the charges, specifically the use of the phrase "without her knowledge" in one count.

Later in the day, Wyatt held an impromptu press conference outside the courthouse and said the judge should call a mistrial.

Cosby did not testify.

Dan Abrams, chief legal correspondent for ABC News, said the decision to retry the case could come down to two critical factors.

"Put them down, they're your friends".

There's also no rule on how many times the judge can send them back to deliberate again, so he may keep pushing them.

Prosecutors, meanwhile, used her testimony as well as the words of a second accuser, Kelly Johnson, to portray Cosby as a serial predator. "And they're hearing Mr. C.'s testimony and he's extremely truthful".

The couple and their 14-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter chatted with Cosby on Thursday in a room where he has been spending time while awaiting the jury's verdict.

Following the announcement, a spokesperson for Cosby said he is 'happy'.

On Thursday, the jury entered into its fourth day of deliberations - and announced that it can not arrive at a unanimous decision despite extended deliberations.

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