Bill Cosby says he won't testify at sexual assault trial

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We are back now with our big board. Dan Abrams and Rebecca Jarvis here at the table and we're going to begin with Bill Cosby breaking his silence in his first interview in more than two years. He spoke with Sirius XM host Michael smerconish about his trial accused of assaulting Andrea constand in 2004 and it's set to begin on June 5th and in this interview Cosby indicated he will not be testifying. Let's take a listen to what he had to say. I just don't want to sit there and have to figure out what I believe is a truthful answer as to whether or not I'm opening a can of something that I -- my lawyers are scrambling. An interesting comment there but what do you make of his strategy to not take the stand in his trial? This is a bad strategy from beginning to end. First of all, whether he should take the stand or not is almost beside the point. It is a bad strategy for him to be going public now and saying I'm not going to take the stand. He's now signaling to prosecutors you don't need to prepare. Don't bother spending your time to prepare for cross-examination. Typically defendants don't disclose that till the end. His reasoning, I don't want to have to answer the questions. They might twist my words. That's the way trials work, Mr. Cosby. You and everyone else have to deal with it. Number three, if the reason he was doing this was to sort of enhance his image publicly, why say I'm not going to take the stand? So, the legal question of whether he takes the stand is almost secondary to this announcement now which was such a foolish one to say that he's not going to take the stand. Jury selection begins on Monday. That's right, that's right. It's surprising he even went on the air and talked about this in the first place but his daughter also asserted racism played a big role in the scandal in which he responded when he was asked, could be. What do you think about that. I don't think that's a particularly smart strategy either. A lot of the women coming forward are African-American. The idea that this is racism, now, if he wants to make an argument that one or two people had some particular issue, fine. Bring it up but this notion of lumping in all of these tens of women and suggesting this could be racism I think is a dangerous road for him to go down. Definitely just the beginning. We got a long way to go. Thank you, Dan. Next up we got a battle brewing in silicon valley. Instagram is taking on Snapchat unveiling its new face filter. Eight different effects you can use on your selfies but many are accusing the tech giant of copying Snapchat and, Rebecca, you're working on it right now trying to figure it out. It's very addictive. Tell us about it. What is it? Michael, they've got these eight face filters that Instagram rolled out today. You can do them very similarly to how you would actually do anything on your Snapchat. You can do it -- see here, all right. So it's a little small for your head, your crown. Just made it bigger. Amy, now you're the ice queen. We'll switch that up. That's not right. That's not right. That's not right. Amy, I'm joking. That was so wrong. Okay, so -- no, but this is my favorite one. This is my absolute favorite one. This is my favorite because, okay, that's perfect for you. Koala. Two at once. Just like you can do with Snapchat. Here's koala. You guys look adorable. As you're doing it explain how it isn't exactly like Knapp. A lot are on Snapchat who are saying this is exactly like Snapchat. This is a total rip-off. The Instagram executive who worked on this was pressed the other day about all of this. He said, look, sure, we're using some of what Snapchat has built, it's very popular but it's not the first time that a tech company S used what another tech company did to bring it forward into new technologies, Facebook created newsfeed. Now you have it everywhere. Twitter created hashtags. Now we use hashtags across these different platforms. How kosher is this legally. As long as they're not taking proprietary technology they're allowed to be inspired by someone else and allowed to see something else working. You look smart with glasses. They're my glasses, yeah, yeah, sitting here giving this very serious answer, not thinking about the fact that Rebecca is sitting there mocking me with all sorts of absurd like characters showing up. Well, you know, yeah. Get used to this, guys. My kids do this to me all day long. Thank you, guys.

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