Bill Cosby's Accuser Grilled for Alleged Inconsistencies in Story
Bill Cosby's Accuser Grilled for Alleged Inconsistencies in Story
'America's dad' on trial: Cosby sex assault case in second day
19 Giugno, 2017, 05:13
But prosecutors opened their case on Monday by calling another woman to the stand, Kelly Johnson, to show that the TV star made a habit of knocking women out with pills and then molesting them.
Cosby's legal team highlighted erroneous statements she made to police in 2005 when she first reported the incident, including that she had never been alone with Cosby before the alleged 2004 attack.
Constand met Cosby at Temple University in Philly where he was one of its most famous alumni and she was director of basketball operations.
"I don't know what that means", Ms Constand said. "I think the questions turned personal, like, 'Where are you from?' and 'Did you play basketball yourself?'" She wanted to stop him, she said, but wasn't able to do so. Why did she continue to see him?
A few months prior to the incident, the defense said, Constand drove four hours to Foxwood resort in order to meet Cosby after one of his performances. "As an advocate for women and with my nonprofit the Kamp Kizzy Foundation, which is all about empowerment, self esteem for girls, I don't take these charges lightly". "I felt him reach for my zipper, and I leaned forward and stopped that. I trusted him. I wasn't scared of him in any way".
Cosby's lawyer Angela Agrusa suggested Constand, a 44-year-old former employee of the basketball programme at Temple University, once enjoyed a romantic dinner at Cosby's home before the alleged assault. Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting Constand after giving her three unmarked blue pills, which he allegedly told her were herbal.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are sexual assault victims unless they grant permission, which Constand has done. Put them down. They'll take the edge off.'. She said she started feeling woozy after about 20 minutes, with blurred vision and slurred words, before he abused her.
"I did not want to stir up any trouble", she said.
At this point, Constand claims she "lost consciousness again", waking around 4AM, at which point Cosby offered her "a muffin and tea".
She said she had rebuffed his sexual advances before the 2004 assault. Cosby grabbed her by the arm, she said, and brought her to a couch to lie down. "I felt humiliated and I felt confused", she continued.
On Tuesday, Johnson's mother, Pattrice Sewell, told jurors that her daughter was distraught during a telephone call in 1996, fearing Cosby was trying to get her fired from her job working for the comedian's agent. "I was in no state of mind".
Cosby stared down at the defence table, resting a hand across his forehead, as Ms Constand testified.
"I said, 'I trust you.' I took the pills and I swallowed them down", she told the court.
Pulliam has defended him in the past and in an interview with Access Hollywood, she told the public to hold their judgment. "News reports. ". I can't stop doing that now. Cosby was not charged with any crimes at the time of Constand's original allegations, but he did settle a civil suit with her out of court in 2006. Cosby and Frazier were on screen together in the 1978 comedy "California Suite", which also starred Jane Fonda and Alan Alda.
The aftermath: "I did not have the courage at the time to tell my family, so I just went along with it". He also placed her hands on his genitals. "I don't want that". The district attorney at the time reportedly declined to do so, citing a lack of evidence. Mason testified he responded to Constand's home in Pickering, about 10 p.m. January 13, 2005, at which time Constand revealed the alleged sexual assault.
The 79-year-old Cosby could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.
Thomas, who was tied for the lead at the time at 9-under, made a decision to go for the green from a little over 300 yards out. The American Ryder Cup star then bagged a trio of birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th holes to finish at eight under.
It generated $US37 million during the reporting period, an increase from the $US30 million that Trump reported past year . The document shows Trump held officer positions in 565 corporations or other entities before becoming USA president.
He said that even bullish market watchers are accepting that prices are likely to remain lower for longer. West Texas Intermediate (WTI ) crude futures were at $44.56 per barrel, up 10 cents, or 0.2 percent.
Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel following Comey's ouster in early May.
On Thursday Labour's Emily Thornberry said her party would try to form a minority government in the event of a hung parliament . Scotland's First Minister was also quizzed over her falling personal approval rating, which are the lowest they have been.
We dusted ourselves after the defeat to India at Edgbaston and we came back superbly. "We're now moving forward". Junaid Khan has claimed the wicket of Virat Kohli three times and has conceded two runs against him.
The jury began deliberating about 5:25 p.m. and asked the court one question around 7:15 p.m. and another at 9:30 p.m. They complained that prosecutors were improperly striking blacks from the jury chosen in Pittsburgh.
Match official Nestor Pitana also felt the need to refer Cedric Soares' effort on Portugal's second goal for another opinion. It was a good result at 2-1 but that's football. "We nearly had the game won but we suffered in the final minutes".
Trump lashes out over probe into 'obstruction of justice'
The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. The latest media reports say the obstruction of justice investigation began just days after Mr Trump fired Mr Comey on 9 May.
Rout by Macron's party expected in French parliament vote
That would allow Macron to move fast with promised legislation, notably on changing labor laws to make hiring and firing easier. Ultra-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon, who Macron also defeated in the presidential vote, said he won in his Marseille district.
Koepka in control and with a 1-shot lead at US Open
He is the biggest hitter among them, averaging 307.6 yards on his drives, and that ranks fifth on the PGA Tour . Koepka birdied his first two holes and made five on the day against just one bogey in a closing 4-under 68.
Hurt and angry Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid
He's been happy here, he helped us to win three Champions Leagues over the past four years, so I hope he will stay. The ex-Manchester player will be releasing more information about his decide to leave soon, confirming the move.
4000 cows to be airlifted to Qatar
He also criticised Saudi Arabia and the UAE, both members of ICAO's governing council, for shutting down the airline's offices. Turkey's president has criticised moves by Qatar's Gulf neighbours to isolate the emirate as "inhumane".
58 presumed dead in London tower blaze
There have been demands for answers as to how the blaze was able to engulf the building, trapping many on the upper floors. The head of state said a saddened country was showing a determination to rebuild lives wrecked by "terrible" tragedy.
WH: Trump Has 'No Intention' of Firing Mueller
Under the regulation, Special Counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I'm required to put that cause in writing. Mr Ruddy said the President was weighing whether to dismiss Mr Mueller because of concerns about conflicts of interest.