*As the judge overseeing Bill Cosby’s sexual assault read back prior testimony to the jury, the comedian’s lead attorney used the time for a little catnap, according to Page Six.
Tom Mesereau, mouth reportedly wide open, kept nodding off Wednesday as Judge Steven O’Neill read pages and pages of Cosby’s own words about Quaaludes and his sexual contact with accuser Andrea Constand into the record.
The testimony was from Cosby’s civil deposition in 2004 and 2005, in connection with the original lawsuit Constand filed against him that would later settle for $3.4 million.
According to Page Six, Mesereau was knocked out at the defense table for some 30 minutes, and woke up as testimony from the deposition was still being read. His nap was not mentioned by the judge, nor anyone else in the courtroom.
Jurors eventually ended more than ten hours of deliberation Wednesday, from 11:08 a.m. to just before 9:30 p.m., without reaching a verdict. The panel of seven men and five women have been sequestered since April 9.
The TV pioneer maintains that everything that occurred between him and the former Temple University staffer was consensual. He faces three charges of aggravated indecent assault for the alleged sex attack. If convicted, Cosby could be sentenced to up to ten years behind bars on each count.