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Accuser takes the stand in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

Cosby Accuser Takes the Stand Cosby Accuser Takes the Stand
Acilia Dean | 18 Giugno, 2017, 04:16

She complied, although Cosby did not look at her, nor did he look at her throughout the testimony, even turning his head away at times.

And what Constand called "suggestive" contact when she said Cosby on one occasion touched her thigh and on another tried to unbutton her trousers, she called "sexual" contact in her statement to the police, Agrusa pointed out.

"He said 'put them down [your throat]".

"I trusted him. I wasn't scared of him in any way", said Constand.

During opening remarks, the New York Times reports, a defense attorney told the jurors in Norristown that Constand had made the whole thing up. If she proves as steady and believable as she did Tuesday, the jury may be hard-pressed to see this trial any other way. She clarified today that Cosby had called and invited her to his Pennsylvania house for dinner. She awakened to find Cosby groping her and penetrating her with his hand.

Constand said when she awoke hours later she found her clothes disheveled, her bra undone and as she went to leave the mansion Cosby gave her a muffin and some tea. "I felt him reach for my zipper, and I leaned forward and stopped that". "And I said, 'I did not".

Bill Cosby's chief accuser denied under cross-examination Wednesday that they had a romantic relationship before he allegedly drugged and assaulted her, as the comedian's lawyers labored to pick apart her story.

Cosby stared down at the defence table, resting a hand across his forehead, as Ms Constand testified. "I said, 'What are they?"

When she asked if they were herbal, he nodded, she said. That night he offered her three blue pills, saying they were her "friends" and would let her "relax".


"I began slurring my words". "You know, the amount. the millions and millions of dollars that he has given back to colleges and education, and just what he did with "The Cosby Show" and how groundbreaking that was". "Mr. Cosby grabbed, helped me by my arm and assisted me to a couch".

"Ma'am, I never got ahold of my phone records", Constand maintained. She panicked when she tried to move her legs, realizing she couldn't get up. "I was in no state of mind".

It was January 2004 and she was discussing a possible career change with Cosby, who had been mentoring her.

"In my head, I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move, but I was frozen", Andrea Constand, a 44-year-old former employee of the basketball program at Temple University, Cosby's alma mater, said in their long-awaited courtroom confrontation. "I was very limp and wasn't able to fight in any way". "I wanted him to stop".

Tuesday's testimony from Constand was also the first time she had spoken publicly about Cosby, due to the terms of a confidential 2006 settlement preventing her from doing so. As day two of the Cosby case comes to a close, here's a recap of what's happened so far.

"I don't really remember how dim the lights were, but I did have to eat my dinner", Ms Constand said. "I just wanted to go home". Some time later, she says, she woke up half-naked in the bed in his hotel room.

"I did not want to stir up any trouble", she said while on the stand.

Constand's allegations were initially investigated by a separate Montgomery County district attorney in 2005, but no charges were filed.

If convicted, the comedian could face a decade in prison.

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