Cosby gave sedatives to immature women, jurors hear during sex attack trial

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. Jurors during Bill Cosby’s passionate attack hearing on Friday saw a entertainer’s possess sworn statements that he gave immature women sedatives before enchanting in passionate activity with them.

Pennsylvania prosecutors finished their box opposite Cosby after 5 days of testimony directed during portraying a comedian as a sequence predator.

The hearing was set to resume on Monday with a defense’s case. Cosby, 79, formerly pronounced he does not design to testify, yet his orator Andrew Wyatt pronounced that could still change.

The jury in Norristown, Pennsylvania, saw excerpts from a deposition Cosby gave some-more than a decade ago in that he concurred receiving 7 prescriptions for a opiate Quaalude in a 1970s so he could give them to women.

“Was it in your mind that we were going to use these Quaaludes for immature women that we wanted to have sex with?” Cosby was asked.

“Yes,” he answered, yet he denied ever doing so though their knowledge. Cosby pronounced he avoided holding a drug himself so as not to turn “sleepy.”

Cosby is charged with drugging and intimately assaulting Andrea Constand, a former director during Cosby’s alma mater, Temple University, during his Philadelphia-area home in 2004.

Constand has pronounced Cosby suggested that a pills, that she pronounced left her hardly unwavering and incompetent to resist, were herbal.

Dozens of women have intended identical accusations opposite a star of a 1980s radio comedy “The Cosby Show.” All though Constand’s are too aged to support rapist charges.

Cosby has denied all a allegations.

The prosecution’s pivotal witnesses, Constand and another accuser, Kelly Johnson, testified that Cosby gave them unclear pills to assistance them “relax.”

Together with Cosby’s admissions per a sedatives, prosecutors wish a jury will interpretation that Cosby employed a informed settlement with Constand: charity mentorship to a younger lady and afterwards regulating drugs to promote a passionate assault.

In depositions taken during Constand’s polite lawsuit in 2005 and 2006 and presented during hearing on Friday, Cosby pronounced he gave her Benadryl before they intent in what he described as consensual passionate conduct.

Defense lawyers have focused on discrepancies in Constand’s and Johnson’s accounts. They have also emphasized that Constand confirmed visit hit with Cosby following a incident, that Constand has pronounced was required for her job.

Prosecutors on Friday called a psychologist, Veronique Valliere, to explain because passionate mishap victims infrequently have difficulty recalling sum and act in ways that can seem illogical.

But Cosby counsel Brian McMonagle showed jurors a Facebook post after Cosby’s box was firm over for hearing in that Valliere wrote, “Victory! The box goes on.”

“You’re inequitable in this case, aren’t you?” McMonagle said.

“I don’t consider so,” Valliere replied.

(Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe and Cynthia Osterman)

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