Bill Cosby's lawyer told Cosby's wife during the trial — in front of the jury — 'You deserved better'

Camille Cosby

During the closing arguments of comedian Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault trial on Monday, Cosby’s leading lawyer turned to his client’s wife, Camille, and said she “deserved better.”

The jury is now deliberating whether Cosby, 79, is guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in relation to allegations that he drugged and molested former Canadian basketball player Andrea Constand more than a decade ago.

Since Constand’s accusations went public in 2015, dozens of women have come forward to accuse Cosby of drugging and assaulting them over the decades.

During the trial, the prosecution spent five days presenting a case that included testimony from Constand along with police and expert witnesses. Cosby’s defense presented its entire case in just over six minutes, with Cosby opting out of his chance to testify.

Cosby’s lawyer Brian J. McMonagle argued his case by saying that Cosby was indeed unfaithful to his wife and frequently slept with multiple women, according to The New York Times, but that such actions alone did not constitute a crime.

“You danced outside your marriage,” McMonagle said to Cosby while turning to Cosby’s wife of more than 50 years in the first row. “And you deserved better.”

McMonagle did not deny that Cosby slept with Constand but argued that the relationship was consensual.

“They’ve been intimate,” he said. “Why are we trying to make it something it’s not?”

After hearing the closing arguments, the 12-person jury is in its third day of deliberations. If found guilty, Cosby could be sentenced to as many as 10 years in prison.

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'Criminal Minds': Kirsten Vangsness, AJ Cook Close Deals for Season 13 After Seeking Equal Pay – Variety

Criminal Minds” stars Kirsten Vangsness and A.J. Cook have closed deals to return to the 13th season of the CBS series, Variety has confirmed.

Their new deals — and pay raises — come after actresses negotiated together to seek parity with their male co-stars, Joe Mantegna and Matthew Gray Gubler, who both closed their contracts last month.

Bringing back both Vangsness and Cook keeps “Criminal Minds” from another major cast shakeup, following last season’s departure of Thomas Gibson, who was fired from the show after an altercation on set. Just this past weekend, Damon Gupton, who starred on the CBS procedural drama for just one season, was not asked back, due to creative changes for Season 13.

Vangsness spoke on record earlier this year about seeking a pay raise to put her on a closer pay scale to her male co-stars when TMZ asked if she would not return to “Criminal Minds” if she did not get a raise. “That’s the way it works sadly,” she said. “I feel so uncomfortable about it and I feel so sad. You know what it would be telling me? That my value isn’t what I thought what it was and in that case, I need to go get another job.” Speaking of Mantegna and Gubler, she continued, “There is the rationale that they’re a little more popular or they’ve paid their dues a little more — that’s absolutely true and that’s why I’m not asking to be paid the same amount as them. I’m asking to be paid closer. Just closer.”

While the terms of the duo’s new deals were not disclosed, Deadline, who first reported the news, says both actresses’ salaries are now “essentially on par” with Gubler.

Vangsness and Cook have both been on the show since its debut in 2005, though Cook was not a series regular for the sixth season when the series made cuts; she was then asked back for the show’s seventh season as a regular.

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