Prosecution Rests in Cosby Trial

Jun 9, 2017  •  Post A Comment

The District Attorney’s Office wrapped up its case against Bill Cosby today in a trial that is moving along at a brisk pace. The AP reports that prosecutors called 12 witnesses over a span of five days.

The comedian is accused of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his home in Pennsylvania in 2004.

“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 U.S., to women before sex,” the story reports, wrapping up today’s key developments in the case.

In one portion of the deposition, Cosby is asked: “When you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?” The AP reports that Cosby answered “Yes.”

Also today, “Psychologist Veronique Valliere testified that victims of celebrities often are afraid to come forward because of the possible backlash,” the AP reports. “Constand did not go to police until a year after the alleged assault.”

The defense is scheduled to begin its case Monday.

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