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Late in life, sex assault trial caps Cosby's life and legacy

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/4/2017 By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press
FILE - In this April 3, 2017 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby leaves after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Bill Cosby doesn't plan to testify when he goes on trial Monday June 5, 2017 on sexual assault charges, but the rambling, disturbing testimony he gave a decade ago in the accuser's civil suit could prove just as crucial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 3, 2017 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby leaves after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Bill Cosby doesn't plan to testify when he goes on trial Monday June 5, 2017 on sexual assault charges, but the rambling, disturbing testimony he gave a decade ago in the accuser's civil suit could prove just as crucial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby doesn't plan to testify at his sexual assault trial, but the remarkable testimony he gave a decade ago in the accuser's lawsuit could still prove pivotal.

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby, center, arrives for the second day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh, Pa. The case is set for trial on June 5, 2017 in suburban Philadelphia. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby, center, arrives for the second day of jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh, Pa. The case is set for trial on June 5, 2017 in suburban Philadelphia. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, Pool)

The woman will take the stand this week and tell her story in public for the first time.

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo Andrea Constand walks her dogs in Toronto, Canada. Comedian Bill Cosby goes on trial Monday, Monday, June 5, 2017, on sexual assault charges stemming from a 2004 encounter with Constand at his home near Philadelphia. (Marta Iwanek/The Canadian Press via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo Andrea Constand walks her dogs in Toronto, Canada. Comedian Bill Cosby goes on trial Monday, Monday, June 5, 2017, on sexual assault charges stemming from a 2004 encounter with Constand at his home near Philadelphia. (Marta Iwanek/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

The deposition details the comedian's sexual affairs with a long string of women. He acknowledges giving many of them pills or alcohol, and at least one of them quaaludes.

FILE - This Oct. 25, 1982 file photo shows comedian, actor and author Bill Cosby. On Monday, June 5, 2017, Cosby goes on trial on sexual assault charges stemming from a 2004 encounter at his home near Philadelphia. (AP Photo) © The Associated Press FILE - This Oct. 25, 1982 file photo shows comedian, actor and author Bill Cosby. On Monday, June 5, 2017, Cosby goes on trial on sexual assault charges stemming from a 2004 encounter at his home near Philadelphia. (AP Photo)

Those involved in the case worry about duplicating the media frenzy that dominated O.J. Simpson's murder trial.

FILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2002 file photo, members of Bill Cosby's television family, the Huxtables, gather in NBC's Today show studio for an interview with co-host Katie Couric, in New York. From left are Sabrina Le Beauf, Tempest Bledsoe, Cosby, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashad, Raven Symone and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

FILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2002 file photo, members of Bill Cosby's television family, the Huxtables, gather in NBC's Today show studio for an interview with co-host Katie Couric, in New York. From left are Sabrina Le Beauf, Tempest Bledsoe, Cosby, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Phylicia Rashad, Raven Symone and Malcolm-Jamal Warner. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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