Cosby deposition continues on......
3. Statement to police of Rule 415 Witness
Constand's lawyers state that Cosby was questioned about Rule 415 Witness's statement that she gave, in which she said at age 19, she met Cosby and had sex with him after he gave her Quaaludes. The statement did not say whether or not they kept seeing each other, or if they met again two years later. Cosby's lawyer kept interjecting himself into the questioning. According to the transcript, Cosby says that's what SHE says--that they met two years later i.e. he's not answer the question of whether or not they kept meeting, or if it was two years later. He asks what year they're talking about--his lawyer tells him 1976. His lawyer states, after Trioani asks, that Cosby and the 415 witness met two years after that date.
Troiani presses on--asking if Cosby had seen her again before she turned 21. Cosby says he has no clue. His lawyer interjects that the witness only says that she spent two weeks with him at Lake Tahoe. Troiani asks the question again--his lawyer objects because he says it assumes that Cosby testified to that.
Constand's attorney's note that in the above exchange, Cosby's lawyer gives his opinion of the question and coaches Cosby on his answer, and then Cosby just goes along with whatever the lawyer leads him.
4. Defendent's Relationship with William Morris Agency
Cosby testified that he called Tom Illus, of William Morris Agency to send money to some of the Rule 415 Witnesses. Apparently Illus didn't ask him why. Cosby was asked if he'd ever asked Illus to send money before, Cosby says he doesn't know. He was then asked if he'd ever discussed with Illus whether or not he'd send money to other people, through Cosby, regularly. Cosby's lawyer says that the question has to be directed to Jane Does or "Andrea". Troiani says that the court said they can delve into the issue of him may or may not paying other women.
O'Connor (Cosby's lawyer) says no, it's a private transaction between two adults--IF it even happened. He then said he doesn't think it's right to bring consenting women into the situation--Troiani interjects that they don't know that the women were consenting. That Cosby believes Andrea consented, but she didn't, and that they have to find the other women, so they can ask them if it was consensual or not. O'Connor says that they do know, and that there are eleven of them, and that Troiani's on the second one.
To the above statement, Constand's lawyers note that O'Connor was indirectly telling Cosby to only talk about the eleven women that are noted--not any others--and that he tipped Cosby off by using the term "consenting adults", which is when Cosby used it as well.
5. Questions Requesting Explanation Of Previous Answer
Ms. Trioani starts off by asking Cosby if he thought "T----- P----" would go to the press, after he gave her money. Cosby says no. She says that he testified that after he got off the phone, he was angry and he thought about it. She asks "what were the possibilities of what he thought about". His lawyer objects and says to ask him what went through his mind, if he can remember. Troiani asks "what did you think about?", and before Cosby can answer his lawyer says "if anything".
Constand's lawyers note that Cosby eventually answered the question, but that it was inappropriate for O'Connor to keep butting in.
6. Questions Regarding Statement To Police Of Another Rule 415 Witness
Ms. Troiani starts off by saying that this particular witness said she met Cosby 24 years ago, at a health club in Vegas--she worked as a masseusse. She asks Cosby if he can remember meeting her. He says no. Troiani says the woman was 27 years old, and asks again if he remembers her. He says no again. O'Connor says that the paper says she was 25; Troiani says that she's reading the woman's statement. Then Cosby says this:
I don't understand what I'm supposed to say never happened. How do I know she was in a dream-like state? Isn't that introspective?
Cosby's lawyer then asks him if he knows the woman or not--he says no, and Troiani again tells him to stop interrupting her questioning of Cosby. There's some in arguing about whether or not he's allowed to interrupt her (he insists he is), and then it gets personal with him saying that he can't recall the last time she was in court--Constand's lawyers note that this is a diversion tactic.
Troiani tries to go back to the issue at hand, by asking Cosby if he was telling them that the woman was making up the story of him having sex with her. O'Connor tells him not to answer--because he can't remember the woman i.e. he can't testify. Troiani asks if he can remember a woman, in Las Vegas, that he had dinner with, "gave her a shot of alcohol" (laced with Quaaludes?) and then had sex with......O'Connor objects to that, as he says it is rephrasing the previous question into a different one. Cosby then dissected the two questions (meaning he didn't give a straight answer/parsed them into shreds).
7. Defendent's Reference to Previous Testimony
It is noted that this part of the deposition began September 28, 2005, in the afternoon. Cosby was questioned over a dinner party he gave that was attended by Andrea Constand (the plaintiff) and several "high level administrators" from Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania. Cosby first said he didn't want to name his dinner party guests. Then he said he didn't know the names of the guests, other than Andrea Constand. This next bit is a quote from Constand's lawyers:
The undersigned's tone of voice was incredulous and the following day Defendant appeared to imply that he did know the names and that I was correct that he deliberately withheld the names, and the following occurred:
A. Yes. I said that yesterday, but you know what I was doing yesterday.
Q. No, I don't. What were you doing yesterday?
A. Never mind if you don't know. I don't know this man. This man came to my house. I don't know him.
Troiani states that she's there to question the veracity of his statements. O'Connor says she's not allowed to "challenge it in this fashion", to which Troiani states that Cosby just said that she knew what he was doing yesterday, and she's asking a follow up question. O'Connor says that she's out of line because Cosby answered her question about who was at the dinner party, by identifying which positions were there, but couldn't remember their names--and suggesting there was linkage between the two. This is the following exchange that they had:
MS. TROIANI: (to Cosby) What did you mean by I knew what you were doing yesterday?
MR. O'CONNOR: Who was doing? What you were doing?
MS. TROIANI: back. You understand my question. I'll have her read it back.