Bill Cosby's Accuser Takes The Stand In Sexual Assault Trial

Tomas Mccoy
June 23, 2017

The man once known as "America's dad" for his role in the 1980s television hit "The Cosby Show", has denied all wrongdoing. She testified in Norristown, Pennsylvania's Montgomery County Courthouse Tuesday. According to reports, Cosby watched Constand's testimony with his "head in his hands", shook his head, looked "glum", and "rolled his eyes". She met him when she ran operations for the women's basketball team at Philadelphia's Temple University (of which Cosby is an alumnus and donor) in 2002.

"You knew Mr. Cosby was married, right?" It was late, so she left, but they would continue to see each other, including two trips to New York City and a trip to the Foxwoods Casino in CT.

"He was a Temple friend, somebody I trusted, a mentor, and somewhat of an older figure to me", she said before the alleged assault. To hear her talk about something I never heard her talk about, to see her cry, was really hard for me. When she woke up, she said, he put lotion on her hand and forced her to touch his genitals. "And I felt naked". "I don't want that", Time magazine reported.

Defense attorneys were quick to assert that the elder Constand had misconstrued the conversation, which contained graphic details, and said Cosby had asked the younger Constand to "tell the truth" about the encounter.

Andrea Constand has finally broken her silence with a graphic account of the night she was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby.

Mason also noted that Constand had previously said Cosby called the pills he gave her "purple pills".

"I said what are they - are they natural?"

The stage was set for her testimony after prosecutors used the first day and a half of the trial to argue that Cosby made a habit of knocking women out with pills and then molesting them. "I said, 'What do I do?' He said, 'Swallow them down.' I said, 'I trust you, ' and I swallowed them down".

On Monday, Kelly Johnson, who once worked for the William Morris talent agent that represented Cosby, testified in court that she had been similarly drugged and assaulted by him in 1996.

As she described this, Cosby leaned over to talk to his lawyer, shaking his head. "I began to slur my words and I also told Mr. Cosby that I had trouble seeing him, that I could see two of him".

Cosby is not on trial for any alleged incidents with Johnson. "Mr. Cosby helped me by my arm and assisted me over to a couch and said, 'Just relax'".

She was trying to move, but she said she was "frozen" and very limp.

Agrusa contended that, after poring over her phone records, Constand realized she'd placed almost 10 calls to various friends the night of March 16. "I was in no state of mind".

She lost consciousness, then was jolted awake when she felt Cosby's hand "groping my breasts". "I wasn't able to [stop him from penetrating me]". "I wanted guidance and I wanted to protect myself because I felt that if I went to the police that Mr. Cosby would retaliate and try to hurt me".

During one exchange, Cosby lawyer Angela Agrusa suggested that Constand once enjoyed a romantic dinner at Cosby's home before the alleged assault.

"I had a secret about the biggest celebrity in the world at that time, and it was just me", Johnson said.

While on the stand, Andrea Constand was asked why she stayed in contact with the accused.

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