Bill Cosby's jury wants to hear accuser's testimony again

Bill Cosby arrives for jury deliberations

Bill Cosby's jury wants to hear accuser's testimony again

The 12-person panel spent 11 hours in deliberations on Tuesday, with several pauses throughout the day to request testimony and clarification from the court.

Jurors began their second day of deliberations by reviewing more than a dozen passages from a deposition Cosby gave more than a decade ago. The jury asked about the phrasing Tuesday morning, but Judge Steven O'Neill said he could not define it for them.

Cosby, 79 and almost blind, is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with his encounter with Constand; if convicted Cosby faces years in prison.

Cosby has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge, and has claimed that in 2004, he and Constand had a consensual sexual encounter.

When asked how she would feel about Cosby should the jury find him guilty, Pulliam said, "I'm going to have to cross that bridge when I come to it".

Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault for an incident at his home in January 2004 with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University basketball staffer. Cosby did not testify on his own behalf, though he has denied any wrongdoing.

Defense attorneys argued that the sexual contact was part of a consenting relationship between Cosby and Constand.

Outside the courtroom, the Cosby team released a statement in the afternoon from Marguerite Jackson, who for the last 30 years has worked as a student advisor at Temple. Often times in cases involving sexual assault, the prosecution does not have physical evidence.

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Around 60 women came forward to publicly accuse Cosby in recent years of being a serial sexual predator alleging that he drugged and assaulted them over a span of 40 years in cities across the United States. They cast Cosby as an unfaithful husband - but not a criminal.

Prosecutors reopened the investigation in July 2015 after Cosby's deposition connected to a 2005 civil suit Constand filed against him was unsealed by a judge.

Whatever the outcome, the trial marks a steep fall from grace for one of the towering figures of 20th century popular culture, adored by millions as "America's Dad" for his seminal role as a lovable father and obstetrician on hit TV series "The Cosby Show". She settled a 2005 civil lawsuit against Cosby for an undisclosed sum, though jurors did not hear about that case. He also said he's responsible for the company's situation and needs to become a better leader - echoing comments the 40-year-old CEO made earlier this year after a heated argument with an Uber driver over pay was captured on video.

"My impression is she didn't want to go that far", Mr. Cosby said, according to the police report.

Gianna Constand, the accuser's fiercely protective mother, testified that Cosby apologized over the phone to her and her daughter and offered to pay for her schooling. Already, Cosby's defense team has leaned on the sympathy of the jurors for Cosby as a "grandfather"-like figure".

Constand testified the pills, which she said Cosby suggested were herbal, left her disoriented and unable to resist him. The comedian said in depositions that he gave her the common allergy drug Benadryl and insisted the encounter was consensual.

Unfortunately, if the jury if still not able to reach a verdict unanimously, then the judge may be forced to call a mistrial. "They may send out notice to the judge that they are deadlocked and can not reach a decision on one, some or all of the charges", said Fitzpatrick.

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