Jury drills down on Bill Cosby's testimony

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In late 2014, dozens of women went public with accusations that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them over the course of his lengthy comedic career.

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

The trial wrapped late Monday after the defense team's six-minute case and both sides' closing arguments. The US comedian and actor Cosby is to go on trial for sexual assaul after former University employee Andrea Constand alleges the 79-year-old drugged and molested her in 2004.

The US jury on the sexual assault allegations against comedy icon, Bill Cosby resumed deliberations on Tuesday.

Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault for the 2004 alleged assault, which could put him in prison for more than ten years.

The jury also wanted to review several pages of the transcripts of the testimony under deposition that Cosby had given in Constand's civil suit. "I go to the area that is between permission and rejection", Cosby said. "I am not stopped".

The incident allegedly took place when Constand visited Cosby's home outside of Philadelphia, in Elkins Park, Montgomery County.

The jury is considering three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault. She came to the courtroom for the first time on Monday.

Prosecutors say his prior use of Quaaludes shows that Cosby had knowledge of what he was doing when he gave her the pills.

After taking the pills, Constand said, she had trouble talking and difficulty moving and was suffering double vision, before briefly losing consciousness.

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A judge blocked Jackson from testifying at the trial, ruling it would be hearsay. Constand said on the witness stand she did not know Jackson.

Andrew Wyatt read the statement from longtime Temple University official Marguerite Jackson on Tuesday as jurors deliberated charges that Cosby drugged and molested Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004.

"You do not try your case on the courthouse steps", Troiani said.

Cosby still faces multiple civil lawsuits by other accusers.

They began deliberations on Monday and have been sequestered at a hotel for the trial's duration, a relatively rare occurrence in the USA criminal justice system. "It's amusing, she had selective amnesia for everything I asked her", he said. "And there was talk of tension, yes, about relaxation and Andrea trying to learn to relax the shoulders, the head, et cetera".

Cosby also told investigators he gave Constand Benadryl on the night in question, "One whole and then one broke in half". "I have three friends for you to make you relax".

Brian constantly bashed the victim, making her out to be someone who, although was in a consensual relationship with the actor, is now jumping at the opportunity to get money and attention, and someone who is definitely not honest! She also alleged Constand added that she could falsely accuse and "set up" the person who assaulted her to receive money.

Jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case have asked for clarification of a key term in the trial. Then the other women started coming forward.

The defense had tried repeatedly since Cosby's December 30, 2015, arrest to have the case shut down. They complained that prosecutors were improperly striking blacks from the jury chosen in Pittsburgh.

Constand either lied to police or committed perjury - regardless, the jurors must decide which truth, or lie, to believe.

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