Early in his retrial, the jury within the Invoice Cosby sexual assault case discovered that Cosby had agreed to a $three.three million settlement with accuser Andrea Constand –info that was not obtainable to the prosecution throughout the first trial. In one other blow to the protection, the decide dominated Tuesday that the jury can contemplate as proof Cosby’s 2005 admission of drugging ladies with Quaaludes previous to assaulting them. Per CNN:
Choose Steven O’Neill’s determination got here amid a greater than hourlong listening to, throughout which the jury was not current. The listening to handled attorney-client privilege, Fifth Modification issues and Cosby’s protection crew’s plans to name one in every of Constand’s civil attorneys to the stand, in addition to a toxicologist who will dispute her account of how the medication affected her.
In accordance with Constand, a former Temple College worker, Cosby acted as her mentor and gained her belief previous to assaulting her in 2004. Cosby’s admission of drugging ladies was dominated admissible throughout Cosby’s first trial as nicely, and this second jury has additionally heard Cosby’s prior admissions of fondling Constand, though he maintains that their encounters have been consensual.
Within the aforementioned admission, which comes from a 2005 civil go well with deposition, Cosby says he acquired the Quaaludes to offer to ladies he wished to have intercourse with, however when his lawyer objected, Cosby evaded a query as as to whether or not he gave the ladies medication with out their data after his lawyer objected. Per Deadline, the jury may even hear about Cosby’s habits throughout the unique investigation, together with probably mendacity to police in addition to expressing fears a couple of phone name with Constand’s mom being recorded.
(Through CNN and Deadline)
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