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Prosecution rests their case in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

Prosecution rests their case in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial”

The case was reopened in late 2015 - before the 12-year statute of limitations expired. In it, Cosby confessed to giving Constand pills - he says it was merely Benadryl, though Cosby has previously admitted to buying quaaludes, a much stronger sedative, as part of a plan to seduce women - and to "necking" and "petting". Ms. Johnson, of Atlanta, described an encounter she said took place in 1996 at the Hotel Bel-Air when she was in her mid-30s.

Do you want to hear Cosby talk? Cosby said in the deposition that he got the drugs purely because "you people" were using them "to party with" and "I wanted to have some just in case".

This morning, Montgomery County prosecutors read another set of pieces from Bill Cosby's depositions back in 2005 and 2006 from the civil suit brought by Andrea Constand. She told reporters she was there to support her TV dad. Cosby has said he gave Constand 1½ Benadryl tablets. Moreover, Cosby insinuated that his phone call with Constand and her mother proves his innocence. Andrea is not giving me a half a pound of anything except I. I ... I ...

More than 60 women have come out and publicly accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them over the decades and are pursuing civil cases.

"I've warned this court that this woman has been rooting for the Commonwealth in this case", he said, saying Valliere has made posts on social media "declaring victory". "I said the only thing I'd like ... from you is an apology".

Such behavior is common, especially if the offender has a position of power over the victim, Valliere testified. But his wife wouldn't know the exact reason why. "I got her skin and it's just above where you can go down the trousers. What are they going to do if I tell them about it. And.to be perfectly frank, I'm hoping and praying nobody is recording me".

She said feelings of self-blame and confusion are exacerbated if intoxicants are involved.

He testified past year that he had talked with Cosby's lawyer before making his decision and that it was meant to let Cosby speak freely at a potential civil deposition - the same deposition that prosecutors are now relying on at his trial.

"You have to label yourself as assaulted, but you also have to label the other person as an abuser, which is a hard leap, too", Valliere said. Cosby, then in his 60s, sat on the university's board of trustees.

O'Neill ruled the testimony permissible and rejected the request.

According to USA Today, prosecutors asked Valliere - who has treated both victims and assailants - a series of hypothetical questions about a victim whose attacker is well-liked and respected in the workplace.

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

Dr. Tim Rohrig, the director and chief toxicologist of Regional Forensic Science Center in Kansas, served as an expert witness in forensic toxicology, the study of the adverse effects of drugs on people. It is a central nervous system depressant.

When asked if he ever gave the quaaludes to the young women without their knowledge, Cosby responded, "No", according to the deposition testimony. "This is a serious trial and we have to come up with our own countermoves and plan as well".

During a court recess Friday (June 9) afternoon, Cosby's rep Andrew Wyatt appeared to confirm the report when he suggested the comedian would consider testifying.

O'Neill said on Friday the goal is to prepare the case for the jury by early next week.



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