Why Bill Cosby Apologized To His Accuser's Mother

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial have heard excerpts from the comedian's lurid, decade-old deposition, but explosive sections about him obtaining quaaludes and giving them to women before sex are yet to come.

Constand testified this week she rejected Cosby's advances and would have fought him off again had the pills not left her paralyzed and semi-conscious.

Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse on the third day of Cosby's sexual assault trial.

Cosby, 79, said last month that he would not testify, but a week into the sexual assault trial, his publicist said it's now a possibility.

Sixty women have accused Cosby of drugging them, sexually assaulting them, or both.

Cosby's deposition was from 2005 and part of a lawsuit filed against him by Constand, 44, of Toronto.

Cosby said simply of the alleged assault, "I am not stopped....she did not stop me".

"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.

Prosecutors also called a psychologist, Veronique Valliere, to explain why sexual trauma victims sometimes have trouble remembering details and often delay reporting their attacks.

The deposition was sealed for many years but became public in 2015, about six months before Cosby was charged with allegedly assaulting Constand.

"Quaaludes happen to be the drug that ... young people were using to party with, and I wanted to have them just in case", Cosby said, according to the testimony read into the record.

The release of the sensational testimony spurred Pennsylvania prosecutors to reopen their investigation and arrest Cosby a decade after the district attorney who originally investigated Constand's complaint decided the case was too weak to bring charges.

Bill Cosby is all smiles as he walks out of court, raising his wooden cane to salute well-wishers after the prosecution rested its case in his sexual assault trial.

Passages from the deposition regarding Cosby's quaaludes admission were not presented to jurors.

"Do you think there would be a financial effect 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?" Those incidents occurred in jurisdictions where the statute of limitations on criminal proceedings has expired.

According to the deposition, Constand's mother repeatedly asked Cosby over the phone about the pills he had given her daughter, but Cosby refused to tell her what they were and said he would send them in the mail, which he never did.

The defense attorney, on the other hand, asked jurors to "be the juror you would be if this was your own grandfather", Allyn reports, and pointed to apparent inconsistencies in Constand's statements to suggest that she couldn't be trusted.

Prosecutors called 13 witnesses over five brisk days. Constand's lawyers have long maintained that she could not have been romantically interested in Cosby (as he claims) because she is gay.

In a barrage that all but destroyed Cosby's good-guy reputation, some 60 women have come forward to say he sexually violated them, but the statute of limitations for prosecution had run out in almost every case.

Before the trial began, Cosby said he didn't expect to testify in person and hasn't so far.

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