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Cosby Witness Not Allowed to Testify; Says Constand Made it Up

Jurors hearing the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby never got a chance to hear from Marguerite Jackson.  The judge said her testimony was hearsay and could not be permitted.  Curious.  He allowed a neighbor of Andrea Constand, Cosby’s alleged victim, to testify that Constand didn’t seem to be herself after the date of the alleged incident.

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Jackson had to put her statement in writing and have it filed with the court, just to get it into the court records.  Even though the jury didn’t get a chance to hear or read the statement, Jackson’s testimony is compelling.  This is what she said in her written statement:

“I traveled with the team approximately six times.   On each occasion, Andrea and I shared a hotel room. Although I cannot recall the specific year, there was an occasion I recall the television was on. We were watching the news. There was a news story of a high-profile individual who was accused of drugging women and sexually assaulting them.

“It was a well-publicized case. “The news story piqued Andrea’s interest. She told me that something similar had happened to her. I was shocked. I asked her if she had filed charges. She said she hadn’t. I asked her why and she said, that like the story on the news, the person who had drugged and done something to her sexually was a high-profile person.

“I responded, telling Andrea that it didn’t matter who the person is, she should have reported it,”Jackson said. “I think I asked Andrea if what she was saying really happened. Her response was that it had not happened but she could say it happened and file charges, file a civil suit, get the money, go to school and open a business.

“Andrea and I never discussed the matter again.  It was about a year later that Andrea left Temple then I learned she went to the authorities and claimed that Bill Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted her. I wasn’t shocked since this was exactly what Andrea said she could do, and so she did.”

 

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