Will Bill Cosby Take The Stand At His Sex Trial?

Calvin Saunders
June 12, 2017

That meant the prosecution rested its case Friday, just five days after the trial started. He contends the sexual encounter was consensual.

Prosecutors would be able to grill the Cosby on the lurid details of his decade-old deposition testimony that jurors heard Friday, including admissions that he obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted sex with.

This story has been corrected to show that 12 prosecution witnesses, not 13, took the stand.

WHAT'S NEXT: The defense will begin its case Monday.

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

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 9, 2017. He waved from the back of an SUV with its window half down.

The aging Hollywood icon is charged with drugging and molesting a young woman he met through Temple University in 2004. During questioning at that time, Cosby admitted to acquiring quaaludes for the express objective of using them to initiate sexual encounters.

Bill Cosby leaving trial.

The Bill Cosby trial resumes Monday and on Friday his rep indicated he wasn't ruling out testifying.

Cosby's lawyers will present his side of the story before jurors get the case.

Cosby says he gave the trial accuser only Benadryl.

In the deposition, Cosby admitted that he had no medical use for the quaaludes, which he acquired from a gynecologist friend, and also admitted to knowing that it was illegal to distribute the drugs to anyone else. She was in the courtroom Friday.

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It was new set of prosecutors that brought charges against Cosby in 2015.

Cosby, 79, has denied all of the claims.

Around 60 women have publicly accused the Emmy-winning television star and comedian of being a serial s*xual predator in remarkably similar accusations that span four decades, ending his career and shredding his reputation.

It's the first time Wyatt has spoken at length to reporters since the trial began.

Cosby's spokesman says maybe, but his lawyers remain mum.

Wyatt says some members of Cosby's family will join him in court as the trial wears on. "What are they going to say if I tell them about it?"

She said Cosby had "never said a word to me" to convey his interest in her, although she acknowledged she had twice before rebuffed his advances. They think Cosby could open the door to cross-examination about other women the defense fought to keep out.

ON THE STAND: Psychologist Veronique Valliere testified that victims of celebrities often are afraid to come forward because of the possible backlash.

She originally said the alleged assault took place on March 16, 2004 and initially failed to disclose other meetings with Cosby. Testifying would carry enormous risk, as prosecutors would be able to cross-examine Cosby about his deposition. "We're over the telephone and I'm not sending anything over the mail and I'm not giving away anything", Cosby testified.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Entertainer Bill Cosby didn't answer when asked the question so many want to know, but his spokesman dangled the possibility.

This statement came from Cosby, according to a police deposition.

Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the fifth day of his sexual assault trial.

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