“Jurors in Bill Cosby’s assault trial heard his version of events for the first time Thursday — just not from the comedian himself,” CNN reports. “Police Sgt. Richard Schaffer read aloud from Cosby’s statements in a 2005 interview with police over accusations he drugged and assaulted former Temple University employee Andrea Constand a year earlier in his suburban Philadelphia home.”
“In the interview, Cosby admitted he gave Constand several pills, which he said were over-the-counter Benadryl,” the report adds. “He admitted to ‘petting’ her sexually but said they had never had intercourse ‘asleep or awake.'”
The 79-year-old fallen TV icon, who is on trial on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, reportedly does not intend to testify in the case.
“As his defense attorneys have argued, Cosby said in the police interview that he and Constand had a romantic relationship before that incident,” CNN reports.