Cosby lawyers tried to present evidence Constand was gay
Cosby lawyers tried to present evidence Constand was gay
20 Giugno, 2017, 06:42
The jury heard Constand's testimony earlier in the trial, as well as testimony from one other woman who accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1996.
"I'm thinking this is a dirty old man with a young girl", Cosby said, according to a decade-old deposition read to jurors Friday by a police officer. "I became the p".
Cosby's lawyers argued Veronique Valliere's testimony on Friday included observations that seemed tailored to Cosby's case.
Bill Cosby's lawyers also reportedly tried to introduce evidence related to Andrea Constand's sexuality during the ongoing criminal trial. The former director of women's basketball operations at Temple said Cosby placed her on a couch, touched her breasts, forced her to touch his penis and performed digital penetration all without her consent.
During the lunch break, Andrew Wyatt - a spokesman for Cosby - told reporters the comedian's wife hasn't appeared in court this week because he wants to keep her away from the "media circus".
The prosecution rested its case on Friday, as well.
That, in turn, spurred Pennsylvania prosecutors to reopen their investigation of Cosby and arrest him a decade after the district attorney at the time decided the case was too weak to prosecute.
Ms. Constand said she told Mr. Cosby she trusted him and swallowed the pills.
In a sworn deposition taken during Constand's 2005 civil lawsuit, which was later settled for an undisclosed sum, Cosby described an earlier encounter with Constand, when he began touching her midriff.
Benshoff says Constand testified that on a previous occasion, Cosby tried to unzip her trousers, but she rejected the advance and said, "I'm not here for that". During his civil deposition, Cosby admitted to stockpiling Quaaludes with the sole goal of giving them to "young women he meant to have sexual contact with", reports Daily Mail.
"The action is my hand on her mid-rift, which is skin", Cosby said on the stand during the 2005 civil suit.
During a transcript of a phone call that was recorded by Constand's mother, Cosby turned defensive.
"I want to find out what the problem is face-to-face", Cosby said in the transcript read to jurors. Although almost 60 women have levied allegations of sexual assault against him - all of which Cosby and his legal team have vehemently denied - it was the first time he faced a criminal charge.
It's not clear yet what forms the Cosby defense will take; most notably, Deadline reports that it's looking possible that the man himself might take the stand in his own defense.
Cosby pressed Gianna Constand to agree to an in-person meeting to discuss their problems and the possibility of the wealthy entertainer paying for Andrea Constand to attend graduate school.
Valliere said it's not unusual for victims to reach out to their assailant after the alleged attack because they may be confused and are looking to get a "sense of clarity".
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.
According to the deposition, Cosby admitted to giving Quaaludes to multiple women before sex.
He said that, despite what Gianna Constand told him, he still thought she was recording their last conversation, the one where he talked about setting up an education fund for her daughter.
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