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Court lays bare grim details of Bill Cosby sex allegations

Court lays bare grim details of Bill Cosby sex allegations”

Cosby testified that Constand was "talking about stress" and that he gave Constand Benadryl, "the equivalent of one and a half".

While Cosby was not charged with any crimes when Constand reported the alleged incident to police in January 2005, prosecutors reopened the investigation against Cosby in July 2015 after Cosby's deposition connected to the civil suit was unsealed by a judge and his testimony about obtaining quaaludes was revealed. It's unclear whether Cosby's compromised vision allows him to see either the audience or the jury, but his movements were noticeable, even more so than this morning when a detective read portions of a statement that seemed to have made him uncomfortable. Actor Bill Cosby, right, goes into elevator as he exits the courtroom at the end of the fourth day of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse Thursday, June 8, 2017. Cosby insists in the deposition that the seven prescriptions for Quaaludes he received from a now-deceased Los Angeles doctor were for an injury for his back, but the physician knew that's not what Cosby was going to use them for.

Lead defense attorney Brian McMonagle asked Shaffer about Cosby's insistence that Constand was not incapacitated at the time of the incident.

"We are weighing all our options", Wyatt said.

According to Valliere, who was qualified as an expert in sexual assault, victim and offender dynamics and victim response to sexual assault, it is not unusual that a sexual assault victim would delay reporting, never report or continue contact with their abuser.

Bill Cosby's lawyers sought to grill his accuser about her sexual orientation and a previous alleged relationship with a "male celebrity athlete", suggesting she might not be gay, according to a new report.

Cosby testified in 2005 and 2006 as part of a lawsuit brought against him by Constand, the former director of women's basketball operations at his alma mater, Temple University. The mother of Andrea Constand, the woman he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting, had called Cosby to ask about the allegations. Mr Cosby maintains the encounter at his Philadelphia home was consensual.

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Acting as an expert witness for the prosecution in the Bill Cosby trial, she testified about common post-sexual assault victim behavior. On Wednesday, actress Sheila Frazier and her hairstylist husband, John Atchison, arrived with Cosby.

Jurors in the United States comedian's sexual assault trial have heard a taped recording of one of Cosby's phone conversations in 2005 with Gianna Constand, the mother of his alleged victim, Andrea Constand. Earlier in the week, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, who played the youngest daughter, Rudy, on "The Cosby Show", attended in support of Cosby.

The jury on Friday heard the comedian's version of the call, in which he admitted to apologising to Ms Constand's mother - but only for fear of coming off as a "a dirty old man".

A toxicologist testified Friday that the effects Constand said she experienced - she testified that she got blurry vision and rubbery legs and was "frozen" as Cosby pawed at and penetrated her with his fingers - could have come from either medication.

The 79-year-old Cosby has said he will not testify.

Reape also read part of the deposition in which Cosby is asked to recall his 2005 phone conversation with Gianna Constand, the mother of alleged survivor Andrea Constand.

The AP does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.



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