Jury focuses on Cosby's star witness; his lawyers face heat
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial kicked off a second day of deliberations by revisiting the testimony of a star defense witness who said accuser Andrea Constand once spoke of framing a prominent person to score a big payday.
The seven men and five women were to have Marguerite Jackson's testimony read back to them when court resumes on today, after a marathon, 10-hour first day of deliberations failed to yield a verdict in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.
Cosby twice said "good morning" as he entered the courthouse.
Exhausted jurors called it a night after rehearing excerpts from Cosby's old deposition testimony.
They included his version of what happened the night Constand says he drugged her with three pills and molested her at his suburban Philadelphia home in January 2004, and his admission that he gave quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with in the 1970s.
Cosby gave the deposition more than a decade ago as part of Constand's civil suit against him, which he settled in 2006 for nearly $3.4 million.
He has said his encounter with Constand was consensual.
Constand, a former Temple University sports administrator, was in the courtroom on Wednesday as jurors asked to rehear Jackson's testimony that she mused about fabricating sexual assault allegations to "get that money" from a civil suit.