Growing frenzy outside court as Cosby deliberations wear on

The court reporter read directly from the transcripts about that night, specifically Constand's testimony about being given little blue pills she believed to be herbal supplements from Cosby, and ultimately the effects these pills had on her (rubbery legs and loss of consciousness, she told the court last week).

Jurors considering the fate of Bill Cosby at his sexual assault trial asked for a definition of "reasonable doubt" on their fifth day of deliberations Friday, a day after telling the judge they were deadlocked on all charges. At that point, they had already deliberated 21 hours without reaching a verdict.

About 60 other women have made similar allegations against the former star of the hit 1980s TV family comedy The Cosby Show, but only Ms Constand's accusation is recent enough to allow for criminal prosecution.

Cosby's lawyers argued that he and the woman, Andrea Constand, were lovers and that the encounter was consensual.

Constand's is the only criminal case against him as under U.S. law, most of the alleged abuse happened too long ago to prosecute.

"Cosby's team is trying to plant seeds of doubt about this trial with his fans so they don't abandon him. I wasn't shocked since, this was exactly what Andrea said she could do, and so she did".

If Cosby is found guilty, Pulliam said she would be "disappointed", adding, "I'm gonna have to just cross that bridge when I come to it".

Late Tuesday afternoon, they requested a readback of Constand's initial report to police in Canada in January 2005.

On Friday, he took to the steps to float the idea that Cosby might testify when the defence case opened Monday.

The panel also reheard parts of Cosby's lurid deposition testimony in which he acknowledged giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with. James Reape to the stand, June 8 where he began pouring over the controversial statements that Mr. Cosby made during a deposition in the civil case settled in 2006 between the comedian and Ms. Constand. Kelly Johnson testfied that she was drugged and assaulted in 1996 so prosecutors could establish a pattern.

The 79-year-old pioneering black actor could face the rest of his life in prison if convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004.

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The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

"Yes, he has been unfaithful but if she is willing to forgive him, that's between him and his wife".

Pulliam, who played Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show", appeared on "TODAY" on Wednesday and filled fans in on what really went on during the high profile sexual assault trial last week.

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