Cosby jury reviews accuser's testimony amid deliberations

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The jury in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial wants to know what "without her knowledge" means in one of the three counts they're weighing against the 79-year-old comedian.

Accuser Lili Bernard smiles while speaking to media outside the Montgomery County Courthouse where Bill Cosby is waiting for deliberations to finish on the eighth day of his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 14, 2017. She says the Temple basketball director immediately recanted, then said she could make a false accusation, win a lawsuit and use the money to go to school and open a business.

Constand testified last week that Cosby gave her pills that left her unable to resist his assault.

The 12-member jury retired Tuesday after more than 15 hours of deliberations spread across two days, despite several questions for Judge Steven O'Neill and asking him to read extensively from Cosby's original deposition given in 2005.

According to a report from Philadelphia magazine, convicting Cosby for sexual assault would be very hard since there is no physical evidence that could link him to the crime.

For all the ways the judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial has streamlined the case inside the courtroom, the frenzy outside grows larger and wilder each day of jury deliberations.

Prosecutors rejected filing a case against Cosby based on Goins' allegations, which they said investigators could not corroborate. During his interview with Ms. Constand, Sargent Schaffer acknowledged that she was "anxious", a word Cosby had previously used to describe her before given her the pills. She had been present during the first two days of deliberations. And here is Cosby's defense: That drugging women used to be "fashionable". The comedian said in depositions that he gave her the common allergy medication Benadryl - calling the pills her "friends" without disclosing their substance - and insisted the encounter was consensual.

Jurors reviewed more than a dozen passages from Cosby's deposition.

On Wednesday afternoon, they asked to re-hear Constand's testimony about the night of the alleged assault.

The statement continued: "There was a news story of a high profile individual, who was accused of drugging women and sexually assaulting them".

Constand initially told police about the alleged assault in January 2005, a year after she says it took place. They have now deliberated for a total of almost 24 hours. Cosby did not take the stand. She said she got up to leave and found Cosby in the kitchen. They cast Cosby as an unfaithful husband - but not a criminal.

A four-hour deliberation followed after Monday's hearings, but observers have not been able to glean much from the faces of the jurors as to determine what their leanings could be.

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