Monday 21 May 2018

Bill Cosby at court as jurors begin their deliberations

The 80-year-old comedian denies the sexual assault claims.

Bill Cosby gestures as he arrives for his sexual assault trial (Matt Slocum/AP)
Bill Cosby gestures as he arrives for his sexual assault trial (Matt Slocum/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Bill Cosby has arrived at court with jurors set to start deliberating at the comedian’s sexual assault retrial.

The 80-year-old Cosby arrived on a rainy Wednesday at the suburban Philadelphia courthouse.

He gave a quick fist pump and sashayed toward people chanting “We love Bill!”

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Bill Cosby denies wrongdoing (Matt Slocum/PA)

The jury of seven men and five women are to start weighing charges, one day after more than five hours of closing arguments that portrayed Cosby as a calculating predator and the victim of a multi-million-dollar scheme to frame him.

The prosecution and defence gave jurors plenty to think about after a two-week trial on charges Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004.

Ms Constand has given permission to be named in reports.

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