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Cosby trial jurors call it quits for night

Cosby trial jurors call it quits for night

The jury failed to reach a verdict Tuesday in Cosby's case and will continue deliberating Wednesday morning.

The disgraced comedian is now awaiting a final verdict as a 12-person jury deliberates on whether he will be found guilty of three counts of criminal indecent assault against Andrea Constand, who claims she was sexually molested by Cosby in 2004.

On Tuesday night, the jury hearing the sexual assault case did not come to a conclusion, and as he was leaving the courtroom along with his legal team, Bill Cosby shouted out the catchphrase for "Fat Albert: "Hey, hey, hey!" The Attorney, Brian McMonagle, while trying to convince the jury that Cosby had lifted generations of Americans from the strata of hate towards the pedestal of love that went beyond colour, aimed to persuade that Constand was not a victim, but a "lover" of Cosby.

Jurors have asked five questions so far during their deliberations.

Constand took the stand last week, keeping her composure under a fierce barrage of cross-examination from the defense, which sought to portray their relationship as consensual, and Cosby's accuser as a liar.

"She's on the phone with lawyers before she told her mom anything", he said, his voice rising regularly in agitation.

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"We came here to say thank you to Andrea Constand for having the courage to testify and for shedding light on a crime that too often stays in the shadows, which is sexual assault and especially drug-facilitated sexual assault", said Jane Manning, director of advocacy for the NOW chapter.

Late Tuesday afternoon, they requested a readback of Constand's initial report to police in Canada in January 2005. The comedian acknowledged groping Andrea Constand after giving her pills. Cosby has pleaded not guilty in the Constand case, and has repeatedly denied allegations of wrongdoing made against him, as well as coercing any of his accusers.

But Cosby said the pills were Benadryl, an over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine. "And I went upstairs and I went into my pack and I broke one whole one and brought a half down and told her to take it".

Pulliam explained that she will accept the verdict that the jury decides on but has not said whether or not she believes he is guilty or innocent. As Cosby walked past the assembled paparrazi, he opened his mouth and finally released the words everyone was so eager to say. Constand claimed Cosby placed her on a couch, touched her breasts, forced her to touch his penis and performed digital penetration all without her consent. Things happen, but in no way is that condoning sexual assault. James Reape to the stand, June 8 where he began pouring over the controversial statements that Mr. Cosby made during a deposition in the civil case settled in 2006 between the comedian and Ms. Constand. Cosby has given a sealed deposition in the case. Cosby is accused of raping a woman who was 15 years old at the time.

The trial started on June 5.

Pulliam, who played Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show", said it was important for her to be there. In her statement on Facebook in April, Cosby's youngest daughter, Evin, admitted that "like many celebrities tempted by opportunity, he had his affairs, but that was between him and my mother".


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