Alisdair Williamson, defending, asked the jury to consider Michael Le Vell's own evidence from the witness box during a "ferocious cross-examination" by prosecutor Eleanor Laws QC.
Did you think he was acting or was his evidence the scared and frightened evidence of a man who faces the most unbelievable and terrible thing ever to happen to a man - a girl saying he raped her?
Mr Williamson asked jurors to find the prosecution's "killer point" to convince them the defendant was guilty.
"There was nothing, whatsoever," he told them.
He's a man, a weak man, a stupid man, a drunk man, but nothing in this case has taken you anywhere near, I suggest, the level of certainty you would need so you can look in the mirror in the days that come and say 'I was sure'.