Bill Cosby’s own tes­ti­mony could in­crim­i­nate him

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Pros­e­cu­tors were ex­pected to con­tinue us­ing co­me­dian Bill Cosby’s own graphic words against him at his sex­ual as­sault trial, as they ap­peared close to com­plet­ing their case.

Ju­rors in Nor­ris­town, Penn­syl­va­nia, saw ex­cerpts of a sworn de­po­si­tion in which Cosby ac­knowl­edged giv­ing An­drea Con­stand – then an em­ployee at his alma mater Tem­ple Univer­sity – Be­nadryl pills in 2004 be­fore en­gag­ing in what he por­trayed as con­sen­sual sex­ual ac­tiv­ity.

Con­stand tes­ti­fied ear­lier this week that the pills pros­e­cu­tors sug­gested might not have been Be­nadryl left her in­ca­pac­i­tated at his Philadel­phia home be­fore Cosby sex­u­ally as­saulted her. She is one of dozens of women to level sim­i­lar al­le­ga­tions at the one-time star of the 1980s hit tele­vi­sion se­ries The Cosby Show.

The al­leged in­ci­dent is the only one re­cent enough to al­low for crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion. Cosby (79) has de­nied all of the claims.

– Reuters

PHOTO: AP

HOT SEAT Ac­tor Bill Cosby walks out of the court­room dur­ing a break in his sex­ual as­sault trial at the Mont­gomery County Court­house in Nor­ris­town

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