Will Bill Cosby take the witness stand?
The answer to that question could come as soon as Monday morning, when the comedian’s lawyers begin presenting his defense at his sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania.
Cosby told a radio interviewer weeks before the trial that he did not plan to testify in his defense. But his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, told reporters on Friday that “nothing is off the table.”
Cosby, 79, faces charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, a former employee at his alma mater, Temple University, at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004.
Dozens of women have made similar accusations against Cosby stretching back to the 1960s, although only Constand has accused him of a crime that allegedly took place recently enough to allow for prosecution.
Constand and another accuser, Kelly Johnson, told jurors last week in sometimes emotional testimony that Cosby gave them pills he said would help them “relax.” Both women said the medicine left them incapacitated, allowing him to assault them sexually.