Cosby trial set to resume Monday

Cosby week two preview

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - The Bill Cosby trial resumes Monday and on Friday his rep indicated he wasn't ruling out testifying.

Cosby had previously stated that he wasn't going to testify in his own defense.

Cosby, 79, is accused of sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.

Local defense attorney Gary Asteak said if Cosby takes the stand it may help his case.

"All the defense has to do is create reasonable doubt. I believe if they put Cosby on the stand and he says' I didn't do it...I'm not a sexual predator…it may be just enough just to find reasonable doubt," Asteak said.

"His reputation is severely tarnished now if not destroyed, he's got nothing to loose. This is it. He either walks out of there this week a free man or may be going to be wearing a jumpsuit perhaps for the rest of his life."

Cosby gave a deposition in 2005 in which he admitted giving Constand Benadryl before what he called "consensual" sexual contact.

He also admitted giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.

His trial is expected to resume on Monday morning.

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