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Prosecutors seek to turn Cosby's words against him as trial nears end

19 Juin 2017

The lengthy transcript describes how Cosby tried to negotiate with Constand's anguished mother when she had just learned of the alleged incident at Cosby's suburban Philadelphia estate. But he insisted that he had never given anyone pills without their knowledge and consent. I became a person being attacked.

Prosecutors have rested their case against Bill Cosby on the fifth day of his sexual-assault trial. On Monday, the defense is slated to begin what is expected to be a very short presentation.

The suit later settled for an undisclosed sum and an agreement that barred both parties from discussing the incident. In a potential shift in strategy, Cosby's team has now opened the door to putting the longtime comedian on the stand to defend himself - something they had not meant to do at the trial's start.

"Nothing is ever off the table in a trial of this magnitude", Wyatt told reporters during a break in the proceedings in Norristown.

"Do you think there would be a financial outcome to you if the public believed that you gave Andrea a drug that took away her ability to consent and then had sexual contact with her?"

Cosby was all smiles as he walked out of court Friday, raising his wooden cane to salute well-wishers.

"Dr. Huxtable?" Detective James Reape meekly said to chuckles after stumbling over the word, which was diphenhydramine. Robreno explained that the reason for unsealing the material was because Cosby has maintained an image as a "public moralist", and has largely benefitted from the public's trust as a result.

"Where does he practice?"

According to the deposition, Cosby admitted to giving Quaaludes to multiple women before sex.

Court also heard Cosby refused to tell Constand's mom what drugs he had fed her daughter.

But Constand testified earlier this week the pills left her semi-conscious and unable to stop Cosby from sexually assaulting her.

"I'm first thinking the mother is coming at me for being a dirty old man, which is bad", he said in the deposition regarding his conversation with the Constands.

"What am I hoping to get [by speaking to the Constand women by phone] if I'm guilty of drugging somebody?" he said in the deposition. "I said the only thing I'd like ... from you is an apology".

"He was a Temple friend, somebody I trusted, a mentor and somewhat of an older figure to me", Ms. Constand testified. "It's not that common where a victim feels that righteously angry to want "justice" because it's much more complicated with consequences involved."However, Valliere's bias in the case was questioned by Cosby attorney Brian McMonagle, who produced a Facebook post from Valliere's clinic commenting on a news article about the case."Victory", the post read".

The expert whose testimony was disputed is Dr. Veronique Valliere, who has treated thousands of sexual assault victims and offenders during her 30 plus years in the field and owns Valliere Associates Inc.in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

McMonagle sought a mistrial, arguing Valliere, under questioning by Feden, made references to Cosby when she was supposed to testify only in general terms about victim behavior.

After five days and 12 witnesses, prosecutors wrapped up their case against Cosby, who's charged with drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. "Most of us have this expectation most rapes are violent, involve strangers etc.", she said. Cosby, who is free on $100,000 cash bail, is on trial on three charges of aggravated indecent assault.

Prosecutors seek to turn Cosby's words against him as trial nears end