>> Prosecutors on Friday expected to continue to use Bill Cosby's own words against him in his sexual assault trial. Jurors saw excerpts of a sworn deposition Thursday, in which Cosby acknowledged giving accuser Andrea Constand Benadryl pills in 2004, before engaging in what he portrayed as consensual sexual activity.
Reuters reporter Joseph Ax is covering the case in Norristown, Pennsylvania.>> In that same same deposition, Cosby also discussed generally his tendency to use quaaludes, a sedative, and give them to young women with whom he wanted to have sex, or to have sexual encounters with.>> The deposition coming as part of Constand's civil suit filed in 2005, the judge agreeing to unseal it for this criminal case.
Defense lawyers have emphasized the shifting details and arrouniance statements in Constand's account since 2005, something her team also plans to address Friday.>> Prosecutors are also still expected to call a couple of experts, including a psychological expert, to talk about the ways in which sexual trauma victims sometimes behave in ways that seem illogical to outside observers.
That's an effort by prosecutors to insulate Constand and the other accuser to testify, Kelly Johnson, from claims by defense attorneys that their accounts had discrepancies, that they didn't report them right away, things of that nature.>> With prosecutors winding down their case, the judge has told jurors he expects the trial to wrap up within days.