What happened in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial

Bill Cosby departs after the fourth day of Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pennsylvania U.S

The prosecution rested its case on Friday. In that deposition, Cosby said he had previously acquired quaaludes and had given them to women with whom he wanted to have sex. It's unclear if he will take the witness stand.

Cosby was all smiles as he walked out of court Friday, raising his wooden cane to salute well-wishers.

"I want to find out what the problem is face-to-face", Cosby said in the transcript read to jurors. He waved from the back of an SUV with its window half down.

The 79-year-old entertainer is charged with drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He has said it was consensual. She says Mr Cosby told her, "I apologise to Andrea. and I apologise to you, mom". His spokesman says it's under consideration. "It can and has been used as a drug to facilitate sexual assaults", testified Rohrig, adding quaaludes, which are now illegal in the US, are also sedatives and can cause similar side-effects.

In the deposition, Cosby also admitted for the first time to developing a romantic interest in Constand when he saw her at a Temple basketball game and to having sexual contact with her.

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On Friday, this testimony was read on the fifth day of his sexual assault trial against alleged drugging victim Andrea Constand.

"I'm apologizing because I'm thinking, 'This is a dirty old man with a young girl.' I said to the mother it was digital penetration". Prosecutors have suggested he could have.

In an interview before the trial, Cosby told a radio host that he hopes to resume touring afterward. She was in the courtroom Friday. His testimony was sealed for years until portions were released by a judge in 2015 at the request of The Associated Press. There's still a chance Cosby could testify at the trial. Doing so would carry enormous risk for Cosby, exposing him to cross-examination about some of the lurid things in his deposition.

His spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, told Reuters that Cosby got into his vehicle after a fan interaction outside court and told him, "Restoration of legacy", showing his reputation is on his mind. A lawyer on the Bill Cosby defense team appeared to be outraged in the Philadelphia courtroom after hearing the expert testimony of Dr. Veronique Valliere, and immediately demanded that the judge declare a mistrial because of it. The prosecution asked Valliere to describe the psychology behind an alleged victim who survived an attack from a superior or someone held in high esteem in the workplace. Constand did not go to police until a year after the alleged assault.

Friday's deposition excerpts were also expected to include an exchange where Cosby acknowledged using quaaludes, a now-banned sedative, in his pursuit of women for sex. — Cosby, from his deposition, talking about how he touched Constand after he'd given pills to her.

Constand's mother repeatedly asked Cosby what were in the pills.

Cosby testified in the deposition he thought he'd caused trouble because he was 66 at the time and Constand was 30. In that civil case, Bill Cosby paid an undisclosed amount to Andrea Constand in exchange for her silence. Cosby was deposed over four days in late 2005 and early 2006. On Wednesday, actress Sheila Frazier and her hairstylist husband, John Atchison, arrived with Cosby. All but Constand's are too old to support criminal charges.

Some 60 women have come forward to say the man dubbed America's Dad sexually violated them, but the statute of limitations for prosecution had run out in almost every case. She said she has neither bias against or toward Cosby.

According to Valliere, who was qualified as an expert in sexual assault, victim and offender dynamics and victim response to sexual assault, it is not unusual that a sexual assault victim would delay reporting, never report or continue contact with their abuser.

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