The lead lawyer on Bill Cosby's case fell asleep during the reading of prior testimonies by a judge.
In a deposition he gave over a decade ago as part of Constand's lawsuit, Cosby acknowledged he had obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with, "the same as a person would say, 'Have a drink.'" The sedative was a popular party drug before the US banned it more than 30 years ago. Other women who said Cosby sexually assaulted them left the courtroom in tears immediately after the verdict was announced.
The seven-man, five-woman jury reached a unanimous verdict after deliberating for 14 hours over two days.
Bill Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in his retrial on Thursday.
Cosby, 80, faces up to 10 years in prison for each count, each of which could be served concurrently.
This time, both sides gave the retrial jury much more to consider.
The primary difference between Cosby's first trial and his second was that at last summer's trial the judge in the case, O'Neill, allowed only one additional accuser to testify and support Constand's account, based on the prosecution's argument that it needed to show a common scheme or pattern to Cosby's alleged assault of Constand.
The defense team pointed to the settlement as evidence that Constand was a con artist who fabricated her accusations for a big payday, in their attempt to counter prosecutors' portrayal of Cosby as a serial predator, . It was revealed that Constand received $3,4 million from Cosby after the two settled out of court.More news: Apple Needs 100M iPhone OLED Panels
In a deposition he gave over a decade ago as part of Constand's lawsuit, Cosby acknowledged he had obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with, "the same as a person would say, 'Have a drink"'.
"The most important person in our team was Andrea Constand", Steele, the district attorney, told reporters.
After the verdict, FOX 29's Bruce Gordon reports there was a discussion about bail which was set at $1 Million.
Prosecutors asked the judge to take Cosby into custody, saying he had a private plane and could fly anywhere in the world, but the request was denied.
Cosby reportedly stood up and in a loud voice, bellowed, "He doesn't have a plane, you a**hole". "We don't believe Mr. Cosby is guilty of anything". His lawyer Tom Mesereau declared "the fight is not over" and said he will appeal. Cosby shouted at Steele. He says the jurors "sacrificed in the service of justice".
"To use any level of celebrity and power to prey on women is unforgivable and deplorable. The women who have come forward are strong and courageous, and they have delivered hope to the countless women whose abusers have yet to be held accountable".
Pennsylvania Victim Advocate Jennifer Storm added her statement to the governor's.
American stand up comedian and actor Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman.