JURORS heard overnight how Bill Cosby told police he thought of himself as “a dirty old man” during his sexual encounter with a much younger woman.
Testimony also revealed that Cosby said he offered money to the woman he’s now accused of sexually assaulting because he feared she’d extort him, the New York Post reports.
Cosby told investigators in 2005 that he offered to pay for victim Andrea Constand’s graduate education after her mother confronted him about the alleged molestation in 2004.
“Do you think either Andrea or her mother was going to use this information to embarrass or extort you?” an investigator asked at the time.
“Yes,” Cosby replied.
The TV pioneer, who won over America’s heart with his role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable, also responded “yes” when he was asked, “Is it because of these concerns that you offered to pay for her education?”
Cosby told police that he apologised to Constand and her mother during a phone call because “I’m thinking, ‘This is a dirty old man and a young girl.’”
The comic and others in the courtroom erupted into laughter overnight — the fifth day of Cosby’s closely watched sexual assault trial — as a Pennsylvania detective struggled to pronounce the name of a medication that’d been tested in the case.
“Dr. Huxtable?” Detective James Reape meekly said to chuckles after stumbling over the word, which was diphenhydramine.
There was still no sign of Cosby’s wife, Camille, 73, who has been married to the comedian for 52 years and has seemingly stood by him the wake of the sexual assault allegations.
Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played his youngest daughter Rudy on The Cosby Show, and former California Suite co-star Sheila Frazier, have both accompanied Cosby to court on different days this week.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post