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In a civil trial for sexual abuse charges against jurors Actor and comedian Bill Cosby All questions asked to them should start discussions after the verdict on Friday.
After two days of deliberation, the jury decided that Cosby Sexual abuse When plaintiff Judy Hudd was 16 years old at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, she wondered if she deserved any damage.
The jurors answered eight of the nine questions in their judgment form: The final question is whether Caspian’s actions guarantee guaranteed damages.
Judge Craig Carlon He promised a jury he could leave for a pre-confirmation after Friday.
Despite the objections of Caspian’s lawyers, the judge agreed to read the verdict on the questions answered by the arbitral tribunal. However, Curlan had to change his mind when representatives from the Santa Monica Courthouse appeared and asked him to vacate the courtroom. The court will have to close at 4:30 pm due to a lack of budget for additional time for delegates.
Carlan will not force the jury to leave on Monday, so discussions will have to resume with an alternative judge in his place. “I will not back down on my word,” he said.
The previous day, the judge was given a reference to what he referred to as a “personality issue” between the two jurors making their job difficult.
The judge summoned both judges to the courtroom and agreed to allow each jury to hear the arguments. The jurors resumed the debate, but there were many questions, including how the judge and prosecutors should talk about the issues in their judgment form and how to calculate the damages.
Cosby’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjeen, demanded a false trial after a photo taken by a member of Cosby’s team showing a referee standing nearby after lunch. One of the accusers against the comedian Seated in the audience.
Artist Lily Bernard, who has filed her own lawsuit against Cosby, said she has not spoken to any jury.
“I have not spoken to any of the jurors,” Bernard told the judge in the courtroom. “I will not do anything to affect this case. I will not even see them.”
The judges began the debate Thursday morning following a two-week hearing. Cosby was not in the courtroom.
The 84-year-old was released from prison last year after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his 2018 criminal sentence. In a snippet of a 2015 video shown to jurors, Cosby denied having any sexual contact with Hoot. His spokesman and lawyer each reiterated his denial throughout the trial.
Bonjeen asked the jury to tune in to the public allegations against Cosby. Consider the evidence presented during the trial. He said the evidence did not prove Houth’s case.
Hood’s lawyer Nathan Goldberg told the jury that Cosby should pay for the damage he did to his client.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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