Cosby lawyers seek to paint accuser as opportunist
Cosby lawyers seek to paint accuser as opportunist
Defense Attorney Speaks on Bill Cosby Trial
20 Giugno, 2017, 01:23
Constand also said she stayed in contact with Cosby because she feared for her job.
Constand said it took her a year to go to police because she felt intimidated.
Defense attorneys have pointed to inconsistencies in Constand's testimony and questioned why she waited a year to report the alleged assault to police.
The AP does not typically identify people who say they are sexual assault victims unless they grant permission, which Constand and Johnson have done.
Constand, a former women's basketball coach at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University, told jurors in Philadelphia suburb Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday that Cosby gave her unidentified pills at his home that left her "frozen" and unable to resist as he sexually assaulted her on his couch.
William Henry Cosby Jr., as his name appears on charging documents, faces three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with the alleged sexual assault.
The deposition Cosby provided in that civil suit, in which he admitted to many of Constand's allegations, is central to the case against him.
Ms Constand has been barred from talking about her allegations for almost 12 years, following a successful civil case she brought against the comedian in 2006.
During the start of the cross-examination of Constand, defense lawyer Angela C. Agrusa suggested Constand gave inconsistent statements to investigators concerning her contact with Cosby before and after the alleged incident and implied her testimony can not be trusted.
Constand and Johnson are the only Cosby accusers expected to testify during the two-week trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Constand: "I wanted it to stop". Why did she continue to see him?
Andrea Constand's voice quivered as she began describing the 2004 incident at Cosby's Philadelphia-area home while Cosby, 79, at times shook his head.
She told the court on Tuesday that she felt her continued friendship with Cosby after the alleged assault was important to the school's athletics department.
But Constand says she never got the records from Temple University for the work-issued phone. Cosby is one of Temple's most famous alumni and a big supporter of the team.
Ms Johnson's mother, Patrice Sewell, took the stand on Tuesday, testifying that her daughter had called her in 1996 to recount the assault.
"I said, 'What are they, are they natural, are they herbal?' He nodded his head and said, 'Put them down, they'll help you relax.' I said, 'three of them?' He nodded", the Toronto woman testified.
"She told the jury she started feeling woozy after about 20 minutes, with blurred vision, slurred words and legs that felt like rubber".
However, Constand claimed Cosby made a "suggestive" advance towards her during their fourth dinner together, after no previous incidents. "I really didn't see a problem in it at all [giving him my personal cell phone number]". "I jolted awake and I felt Mr. Cosby's hand groping my breasts under my shirt".
Pulliam has defended him in the past and in an interview with Access Hollywood, she told the public to hold their judgment. But ultimately, that's just how I've lived my life-in terms of being very genuine and authentic to who I am. She said she saw a jumble of prescription drug bottles in Cosby's bathroom.
The van used in the attack appears to have been hired from a hire company called Pontyclun in Pontypridd in South Wales. Britain's terrorist alert level is now at "severe", the second-highest level, meaning an attack is highly likely.
A year on we were playing late on a Sunday in a major, so that's a nice way to cap it off. "But I'll take exactly where I'm at". In the eternally odd physics of golf, he thought he had been trying too hard to win, so he won by not trying so hard to win.
Calzada says not many teams can afford to sign Ronaldo, with a move to the Chinese Super League not looking likely. Red Devils fans went insane at the news that one of the world's best strikers could make a return to Old Trafford.
It was the sort of start the Pakistani batsmen were looking for and they got it with a bit of assistance from the Indian bowlers. In the semifinal, Pakistan stunned the cricketing world by thrashing favorites England to dump them out of the contest.
He failed to mention, however, that Canada employs nine times fewer air traffic controllers than the U.S. Trump said we live in a modern age yet our air traffic control system is stuck, painfully, in the past.
England have now gone 35 games and nearly eight years since they last lost a World Cup or European Championship qualifying match. I'm not someone who gets too irate or too low. "The way the game panned out, it was a good point for us".
With the ball we could have had a few more wicket-taking opportunities. "The way we showed character, this is for the nation . The decline cost Azhar Ali the captaincy and Sarfraz Ahmed , the Twenty20 skipper, was elevated to the role in February.
A spokesperson for Handel, who formerly served as Georgia's secretary of state, joined Ossoff in his condemnation of the ad. Handel and McCarthy started the day at a breakfast restaurant, shaking hands and urging people to vote on Tuesday.
Busy people could walk in on their lunch break, pick up what they want and walk out without having to wait in a checkout line. But by and large, the retailer has retained its "Whole Paycheck" image and nickname - and sales have suffered because of it.
But Tillerson focused on asking the four nations to ease the blockade, citing humanitarian consequences like food shortages. He went on to say that Qatar has to "end that funding and its extremist ideology in terms of funding".
One sick message questioned why the suspected attacker was not shot dead by police - like the gang of London Bridge terrorists. He pointed out the similarity between this attack and two others on London Bridge and outside Westminster Palace.
Driver plows into crowd outside London mosque, injuring 10
She said on Saturday the response to the fire, in which at least 58 people were killed on Wednesday, had been "not good enough". Early police caution about declaring the incident terrorist-related was interpreted by the community as discriminatory.
First WWE 2K18 Details Announced, Early Access Detailed
WWE Superstar Seth Rollins announced he will be the cover athlete for WWE 2K18 in an appearance Monday on SportsCenter . WWE had been posting teaser images related to various legends with the hashtag "BLN1" and "ThisMonday" to hype 2K18.
Britain, EU in suspense
On a visit to Paris on Tuesday evening where she met with French President Emmanuel Macron , May described the talks as "productive".
Lonzo Ball's draft stock stays strong with Lakers watching
Majority are looking for players who will come in and start right away and see if they have someone they can build around. In his latest mock draft , ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford wrote that the Lakers remain the "heavy favorite" to land Ball.
Father of UVA Student Otto Warmbier Holds News Conference
The North's KCNA news agency said in a one-sentence dispatch that Warmbier's release followed a court decision on Tuesday. Warmbier was released from a North Korean prison and returned home to suburban Cincinnati on Tuesday in a coma.
Four foreign inmates escape Bali prison through tunnel
The four were placed in Kerobokan prison's Block B and Sayed was said to be the last to be seen at around 6.30am. Four foreign inmates escaped early Monday from a prison on the Indonesian resort island of Bali , police said.
Rogo Londra: morti i 2 ragazzi italiani
Londra, grattacielo in fiamme Continua l'incendio del grattacielo Grenfell Tower andato a fuoco nella notte a North Kensignton. La polizia sta seguendo i più rigidi protocolli e per chi sta cercando parenti e amici è difficile avere informazioni.