Jury Finds Comedian Bill Cosby Guilty of Sexual Abuse

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Cosby never denied having sexual contact with Constand, but insisted it was consensual.

The panel of seven men and five women have been deliberating about 14 hours.

"Bill Cosby, three words for you: guilty, guilty, guilt", Allred said, one time for each guilty verdict. Cosby was charged with three counts of felony indecent aggravated assault.

While more than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, Constand's is the only allegation to have become a criminal case.

Cosby faced similar accusations from more than 50 women for incidents dating back to the mid-1960s.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission. After O'Neill mentioned the dog, Cosby stood up at the defense table and made a comical, barking-like motion with his mouth. But a decade later, a judge unsealed Cosby's transcript for the deposition he gave in the civil case.

The jury resumed deliberations Thursday by re-examining testimony from a defense witness who said Constand once talked about framing a prominent person for money. They told the jury that the entertainer drugged and molested them in the 1980s, stories that first came to light after prosecutors reopened Cosby's criminal case in 2015.

Bounced had yanked them before Cosby's 2017 trial, amid mounting allegations, but had returned them to its lineup. Cosby's chief accuser defined in courtroom that she was merely on the trial "for justice".

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Jackson is an academic adviser at Temple University, where Constand worked as a women's basketball administrator.

Their star witness was Marguerite Jackson, a former Temple University colleague of Constand's who testified that Constand spoke of framing a high-profile person for the objective of filing a lawsuit.

Constand sued Cosby after prosecutors initially declined to file charges, settling with him for almost $3.4 million over a decade ago.

The defense argued that Constand had concocted an elaborate extortion plot, that she was a master manipulator who lied about sexual assault in the hopes of a big payoff.

Victim-blaming was one of the reasons the jury couldn't reach a verdict, with one of the holdouts telling the Philadelphia Inquirer he believed Constand's actions contributed to what happened that night.

Cosby's second trial, which began on March 29 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, has ended a month later. Cosby, 80, was allowed to leave the courthouse on $1 million bond and faces sentencing at a time yet to be announced.

Like many of Cosby's other accusers, Constand said she was drugged and violated while unable to defend herself.

That wasn't enough, though, because on Wednesday the jurors asked for the legal definition of consent.

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