Cosby jury hears his admission that he used to get Quaaludes

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 13, 2017

Prosecutors called 13 witnesses over five brisk days.

The prosecution rested their case Friday, which means the trial will be turned over to Cosby's defense attorney - who still isn't ruling out the possibility that their client might testify.

If convicted, Cosby could spend the rest of his life in prison.

This psychological analysis boosted the prosecution's case by explaining Constand's behavior and assuring the jury that alleged inconsistencies in her testimony aren't reason to discredit the entire account.

Friday's excerpts are expected to include an exchange where Cosby, once known as America's Dad, acknowledges using quaaludes in his pursuit of women for sex.

Andrea Costand moved home to her parents after the night she says he assaulted her, and her mother spoke with Cosby by phone about what happened between him and her daughter. Cosby had been asked, according to the transcript. His spokesman says it's under consideration.

Jurors in Bill Cosby's assault trial heard his version of events for the first time Thursday - just not from the comedian himself.

DEPOSITION REDUX: Prosecutors introduced more of his lurid testimony from a decade ago, when he said he gave quaaludes, a highly popular party drug in the 1970s that was banned in the USA, to women before sex. Cosby insists in the deposition that the seven prescriptions for Quaaludes he received from a now-deceased Los Angeles doctor were for an injury for his back, but the physician knew that's not what Cosby was going to use them for.

Later when Valliere was on the stand, she noted that an abuser typically denies allegations or perverts them in hopes of confusing a victim or making her feel shamed. Prosecutors have suggested he could have.

He said: "I didn't want to talk about what did you give her".

While Cosby was not charged with any crimes when Constand reported the alleged incident to police in January 2005, prosecutors reopened the investigation against Cosby in July 2015 after Cosby's deposition connected to the civil suit was unsealed by a judge and his testimony about obtaining quaaludes was revealed.

His spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, told Reuters that Cosby got into his vehicle after a fan interaction outside court and told him, "Restoration of legacy", showing his reputation is on his mind.

Rohrig also testified that Constand's symptoms were similar to the physical effects associated with quaaludes, a powerful sedative. Wyatt said the TV star told her stay away so that she wouldn't have to endure the "media circus". In an afternoon session in which the jury in the Norristown, PA trial learned extensively of Cosby's dispensing of Quaaludes to women for sex, Day 5 also saw defense attorney Brian McMonagle aggressively question the sexual assault expert witness for the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

The deposition, which the Post said was compiled during multiple sessions in 2005 and 2006, was read to the Norristown, Pennsylvania courtroom by a Montgomery County police officer.

Cosby's own words continue to be the prosecution's most damning evidence to date, considering the skepticism often projected onto alleged victims' testimonies.

"I'm apologizing because I'm thinking this is a dirty old man with a young girl".

According to the defense, detectives discovered that Cosby's accuser, Andrea Constand, had a relationship with an unidentified "male celebrity athlete" while authorities investigated claims that Cosby molested her a year earlier.

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