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. Heinously and exploitevly ambitious.
As deliberations dragged on, signs of discontent in the jury room kept emerging.
Constand herself did not appear stressed in the courtroom as she waited for the jury. I suspect that his defense team may advise him not to as the prosecutors wasted no time in announcing that they are planning to move forward with a retrial.
While walking out of the courthouse Saturday, Cosby's spokesperson Andrew Wyatt praised what happened Saturday, adding that "Mr. Cosby's power is back". Cosby admitted to obtaining the prescription sedative to give to multiple women with whom he wanted to have sex, and said that he didn't take the drug himself. Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the District Attorney.
The statement also sharply criticized the judge and prosecutors for pursuing the case.
If the jury can not break its impasse, the judge would have to declare a mistrial.
Ius soli, Gentiloni: "Fare presto, atto di civiltà". Grillo: "Pastrocchio invotabile"
Non bisogna lasciare nessuno spazio all'idea che con questa decisione noi sottovalutiamo l'importanza della nostra cultura, della nostra identità.
Under questioning from her lawyer, Cosby acknowledged that he had obtained several prescriptions for quaaludes in the 1970s for the objective of offering the powerful sedative to women he wanted to have sex with. The best evidence for this is the fact that the prior DA in Montgomery County chose not to charge Cosby. McMonagle, in his closing argument, pointed out that Constand telephoned Cosby dozens of times after the alleged assault.
Cosby did not testify on his own behalf but allowed his attorney to make the case that the acts between the two parties were consensual. Prosecutors now have four months to decide whether they want to retry the TV star or drop the charges.
Bill Cosby's legal team made the right call not to have the comedian take the witness stand during his sexual assault trial, which ended Saturday in a mistrial. He said Constand told a "stone cold lie", reports CBS News' Jericka Duncan - and that while Cosby cheated on his wife, he didn't commit a crime.
Each of the three counts carries a standard sentence range of five to 10 years in prison.
But when speaking about her career plans one night at his home, the sweater-wearing actor known as "America's Dad" gave her three blue pills that he said were herbal and would help her relax, she testified. "There has been nothing but a supreme effort on your part", Judge Steven O'Neill said.