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The Latest: Defence rests; Cosby doesn't testify

Last Updated Apr 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm MST

Attorney Lane Vines arrives for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local):

2:10 p.m.

Bill Cosby’s lawyers have rested their case at his sexual assault retrial.

The 80-year-old comedian did not take the stand in his own defence.

He didn’t testify at his first trial, either. That one ended in a hung jury last year.

Closing arguments are set for Tuesday.

Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting a woman at his house near Philadelphia in 2004. He says it was consensual.

Jurors heard from 25 witnesses in 10 days of testimony. Cosby’s lawyers called 10 of those witnesses, including a former colleague of accuser Andrea Constand who says Constand spoke of framing a high-profile person so she could sue and get money.

Prosecutors called five other women who say Cosby drugged and molested them, too.

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12:20 p.m.

Prosecutors are highlighting gaps in Bill Cosby’s travel records.

Defence lawyers say the travel records prove he wasn’t at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004 — the month his chief accuser alleges he drugged and molested her there.

But prosecutors say there are multiple stretches of time that month when the comedian wasn’t aboard his private jet or performing around the country. And District Attorney Kevin Steele noted in court Monday that the records reflect only jet travel, not other modes of transportation.

Roslyn Yarbrough, a former secretary for Cosby’s agent, says Cosby spent most of his time at his Massachusetts estate and New York City townhouse, and was “very rarely” at the suburban Philadelphia mansion.

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9:15 a.m.

The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial won’t allow his lawyers to introduce testimony they say would shed light on the possible motivation of the comedian’s chief accuser.

The defence wanted jurors to hear deposition testimony from Andrea Constand’s friend, Sheri Williams. Cosby’s lawyers said Williams hasn’t responded to subpoenas. They wanted Williams’ testimony to rebut Constand’s claims that she was unaware Cosby was romantically interested in her. They said Williams would show Constand “could not have been the unwitting victim” prosecutors have portrayed.

Judge Steven O’Neill rejected the defence request Monday as the trial entered its third week.

Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He says it was consensual.

The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify people who say they’re victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

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8:40 a.m.

Bill Cosby has arrived for the 11th day of his sexual assault retrial.

The 80-year-old comedian entered the suburban Philadelphia courthouse Monday morning with his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt.

Cosby’s lawyers are hitting at accuser Andrea Constand’s credibility.

The judge is expected to rule Monday on whether jurors can hear deposition testimony that Cosby’s lawyers say could have insights into what led Constand to accuse him.

Cosby’s lawyers are expected to call an agent and an aviation consultant to the witness stand as they make the case he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004, the month Constand says he molested her.

The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify people who say they’re victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

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12:05 a.m.

Bill Cosby’s lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to the court of public opinion as his sexual assault retrial heads toward deliberations.

They’re hitting at accuser Andrea Constand’s credibility and holding daily press briefings portraying Cosby as the victim of an overzealous prosecutor and an unjust legal system.

The judge is expected to rule Monday on whether jurors can hear deposition testimony that Cosby’s lawyers say could have insights into what led Constand to accuse him.

Cosby’s lawyers are expected to call an agent and an aviation consultant to the witness stand as they make the case he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004, the month Constand says he molested her.

The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify people who say they’re victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.