Bill Cosby accuser 'froze' during alleged sex attack

Anita Tucker
June 11, 2017

Cosby does not plan to testify, meaning the trial's outcome will likely hinge on whether jurors believe Constand's testimony.

Andrea Constand took to the witness stand in Montgomery County Courthouse in Pennsylvania on Tuesday (06Jun17), the second day of Cosby's trial, to share her recollections of the night the now-disgraced comedian is said to have drugged and sexually assaulted her at his home. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaul.

Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the third day of his sexual assault trial.

"So in the month and days after the alleged assault, you were calling him with a lot of frequency, weren't you?"

(Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Pool Photo via AP).

The defense has argued that Cosby's infidelity to his wife made him "vulnerable" to accusations and has sought to undermine Constand's credibility, portraying their relationship as consensual, with many meetings and phone calls.

Johnson, who worked as an assistant to Cosby's agent and had known him since the early 1990s, told the jury in tears that Cosby "intimidated" her into taking a white pill to help her "relax".

Constand's mother, Gianna, also testified.

Constand told jurors she had only spoken with Cosby a handful of times, all related to her administrative job with the women's basketball program at Temple. I felt really humiliated.

"I'm not here for that. I felt him take my hand and place it on his penis and move it back and forth", she told prosecutors, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Constand said she went to a few dinners with Cosby, two times in groups with other individuals.

Leaving his home later, she said she did not initially report the alleged assault out of loyalty to the basketball team she managed, of which Cosby was a trustee. "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". "He was a trustee, he was an alumni there".

"I don't know the contents of one to the other", Constand said of the January 2005 statements. She said Cosby offered her a muffin and tea, and then she drove herself home.

I told Mr. Cosby I had trouble seeing him - that I could see two of him. Cosby, 79, is on trial on charges of aggravated indecent assault. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Cosby followed up with a phone call with questions about the team and slowly, she testified in court Tuesday, he became her mentor and her friend.

Agrusa also suggested Constand was tailoring her story in order to support her civil lawsuit against Cosby.

Constand, an athletic 6-footer with dark curly hair, was calm and direct as she testified, frequently speaking straight to the jury. 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. I was frozen, and those messages didn't get there."The Reading Eagle typically does not identify victims in sexual assault cases but Constand has come forward publicly and given media outlets permission to identify".

I'm one of Bill Cosby's accusers.

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.

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