Marguerite Jackson's testimony in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial might have changed the course of history, but the jury will never hear it.
Most of the jurors looked tired when the judge agreed to send them back to their hotel late Tuesday night.
Cosby, 79 and almost blind, is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with his encounter with accuser Constand; if convicted Cosby faces years in prison.
Meanwhile, Bill Cosby's TV daughter, Keisha Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy on The Cosby Show, has spoken out about her decision to walk arm-in-arm with the embattled comic on the first day of the trial.
Cosby maintained that Constand was a willing sexual partner and she hid the fact that the two had a romantic relationship.
Constand's is the only criminal case against him as under U.S. law, most of the alleged abuse happened too long ago to prosecute. In the deposition, which became public almost two years ago, Mr. Cosby said he gave Ms. Constand three half-tablets of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl. The defense also poked holes in Johnson's testimony, citing discrepancies in her recounting of the alleged incident.
Cosby has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge, and has claimed that in 2004, he and Constand had a consensual sexual encounter.
Cosby said he gave Constand three half-tablets of Benadryl, an over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine, to help her relax.
Pennsylvania detectives spoke to Cosby in his lawyers' New York City offices a few weeks after Constand went to police in January 2005.
By 4 p.m. Wednesday, the jury of seven men and five women will have deliberated about 23 hours since getting the case late Monday. In clear and firm statements, she said Cosby, a powerful Temple alum, mentored her and took an interest in her career like a father figure. Depending on what the jury ultimately decides, the 79-year-old comedian could end up spending up to 10 years in prison or face no jail time at all. The wait for the jury to return a verdict doesn't appear to be bothering him at all.
"I was really nervous and wasn't able to recall every particular moment that I had seen Mr. Cosby in order of dates", she explained.
Prosecutors have portrayed Constand as a fearless victim seeking justice.
Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam has refused to turn her back on Bill Cosby, the man who made her a household name and is, incidentally, now awaiting the verdict of his near career-damaging rape trial.
Constand testified that she was mistaken and prosecutors called a psychologist who told jurors that victims of sexual violence sometimes have trouble remembering details and engage in seemingly irrational behavior in response to the trauma. The district attorney at the time declined to press charges, citing insufficient evidence.