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Constand said Cosby made sexual advances on her twice before he gave her pills to relax her and assaulted her at his home 13 years ago. She was testifying as of Wednesday afternoon. I can barely remember driving down to Pennsylvania last Sunday.
The entertainer's lawyer, Angela Agrusa, peppered Andrea Constand with questions about an earlier night when Constand was on the bed at Cosby's hotel room at Foxwoods Resort Casino in CT, as well as an earlier dinner at Cosby's home that involved alcohol and a lit fireplace. "He betrayed her. He drugged her and then put her on the Chesterfield and did whatever he wanted", she said. Johnson, in a worker's-comp deposition, in 1996, switched the order of two events and got a date wrong by several years. The defense never asked what the calls were about or why she made them. "I don't want that". "I feel like it sounds perverted'". After Constand's testimony on Tuesday, Cosby shouted his famous Fat Albert catchphrase "Hey, hey, hey" to bystanders. Constand is the first to actually confront him in court.
A man from Tennessee who asked to remain anonymous noted that Cosby's name may draw more attention to the case, but "it can't change the facts". The two had become friends through her work at Temple University, where she was an administrator for the women's basketball team and he sat on the board of trustees.
The defense's implication seemed to be that Constand had plotted to fabricate her story for monetary gain - since she won a financial settlement in a civil suit.
In August of that year, Constand testified, she asked Cosby's representatives for tickets for her and her family to see his show in Toronto.
Andrea Constand, 44, a former Temple University athletic department employee, also wrapped up her testimony on Wednesday.
"You're coming to the man that assaulted you and you're bringing him bath salts?" she said. It's much easier, in the short term, to pretend everything is fine. I also felt his hand inside my vagina moving in and out. Women will need quite a bit more collective power for this not to be true. Constand alleges that after she was incapacitated by the pills, Cosby sexually assaulted her.
The defense spent hours on cross-examination trying to suggest the sexual encounter with Cosby was consensual, based on Constand's previous visits to his home and continued contact afterward.
Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial finally got to hear the comedian's voice on Wednesday.
"No, I was reclining with my elbow, with my feet off the bed", Constand replied.
"You knew Mr Cosby was married, right?" He described his sexual contact with her daughter and claimed it was consensual, she said.
Consider the statistics alone: According to a 2015 study by The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), the majority of sexual abusers are unlikely to serve any jail time.
It is the defense's job, of course, to make such arguments: these are the most effective ones available. "And I believed he supported numerous athletic programs". My reaction was I was very, very upset and angry.
Ms Constand says she went to his home to seek career advice after coming to regard the pioneering black comedian, movie actor and television star as a mentor.
But when she left the witness stand Wednesday, after more than six hours of pointed defense grilling over two days, Constand had held firm.
"I said, "Tell me everything you physically did to her.' He said that he was touching her breasts".