Cosby’s silence at trial paid off

By Areva Martin

(CNN)Bill Cosby’s legal team made the right call not to have the comedian take the witness stand during his sexual assault trial, which ended Saturday in a mistrial.

Cosby, 79, was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault relating to an encounter with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, at his home in 2004. Constand has accused Cosby of drugging and molesting her as she lay helpless on his couch. He has denied the allegations since 2005, claiming the encounter was consensual.

As proceedings wrapped, many pundits and Cosby supporters were surprised that the actor didn’t testify in his own defense. Many were also stunned after his lead attorney, Brian J. McMonagle, rested his case after presenting only one witness, a police detective who was on the stand for a total of six minutes.

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