Bill Cosby’s attorneys are attempting to prove that the 80-year-old was on the road when the alleged assault of Andrea Constand took place in 2004.
Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Constand. She is one of several dozen women who claim Cosby drugged and assaulted them, but only her case can be tried in court because of statute of limitations laws. He denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex. His first trial ended in a hung jury.
- On Friday, Cosby’s attorney called his personal assistant Debbie Meister and a former PR assistant who worked with him, Kim Harjo, to the stand. They reviewed travel records from late December 2003-January 2004. Constand said the attack occurred in January of 2004; the timing is important because the statute of limitations for sexual assault in Pennsylvania is 12 years.
- The travel records show that Cosby was traveling the last week of December in 2003 and on January 12th, 2004. None of the records showed him flying in or out of Philadelphia airports from December 2003-February 2004.
- In another development, Judge Steven O’Neill blocked Cosby’s team from bringing a third witness to the stand to discuss Constand’s drug use. He ruled that the information about her alleged drug use (the witness was to testify that she smoked marijuana recreationally and used psychedelic mushrooms) was not relevant to the case.
- The defense is expected to call two witnesses on Monday. Closing statements are expected as early as Monday afternoon.