Accuser takes the stand in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

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Accuser takes the stand in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

He has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and has repeatedly denied similar claims from other women.

This is the second time Andrea Constand has brought Cosby to court.

Constand met Cosby at Temple University in Philly where he was one of its most famous alumni and she was director of basketball operations.

"He admitted he was a sick man", she said, as the 79-year-old entertainer, sat with his head bowed and shook his head vigorously.

"Mr. Cosby had invited her to the Bel Air Hotel, a very nice hotel in Los Angeles, and given her a pill to take and some wine to drink, I think, or some sort of alcohol", Miller recalled, according to Jezebel. Now, everyone who has been following the 18-month case is asking more questions than ever, and they want to know more about the accuser.

"I think because I was new, I was a Canadian person in a new city, with a new job". I could see two of him.

Cosby lawyers say Constand called Cosby 53 times after the alleged assault.

She said she feared speaking out at the time because Cosby was "the biggest celebrity in the world".

"Yes", replied Constand, though she said the bath salts were not from her, but from a friend.

"Mr. Cosby said to me, 'I thought you had an orgasm, didn't you?" "I felt him reach for my zipper, and I leaned forward and stopped that". Both times, Constand made it clear she didn't welcome his advances, she said.

Constand broke her long silence on Tuesday in court with a graphic account of the night she was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby.

Maybe it has something to do with Constand's calm and cool demeanor on the stand. "And I said, 'I did not". "What are they - are they natural?" Put them down. They'll take the edge off.'.

"She told you that prior to the assault, she had never been alone with him?" asked Cosby's attorney Brian McMonagle.

Twenty minutes later, Constand said, she slurred her words, had trouble seeing, her mouth felt cottony, and she had trouble walking. "Mr. Cosby grabbed, helped me by my arm and assisted me to a couch". "And it was sometime between 4 and 5 [a.m.] and I needed to get home because I had to go to work".

She returned the next evening and asked what the pills had been but did not get an answer. "I was in no state of mind".

But when she did an in-person interview with Cheltenham detectives three days later, she told them it happened "between mid January and mid February 2004" at Cosby's home, and the pair had not gone out to dinner with others beforehand, Constand confirmed on the stand. She claimed she was then jolted awake and felt Cosby's hand groping her breast under her shirt, then groping her genitals. She also said he had tried to undo her trousers on another occasion, and she'd told him, "I don't want that".

"I trusted him" said Constand during her testimony. "I remember wanting to pull up my dress and wanting to cover myself, but not being able to", Johnson said. Constand said at the time of getting the tickets to Cosby's show from Cosby himself, she didn't have the courage to tell her family, so she went along with it, and took her parents to the show.

Agrusa noted that Constand and Cosby exchanged numerous gifts, and that the comedian gave her cashmere sweaters, perfume and a $225 hair dryer.

Yesterday marked day two of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial and TV daughter Keshia Knight Pulliam explained her presence at the trial. "But ultimately, that's just how I've lived my life - in terms of being very genuine and authentic to who I am", the actress told reporters, according to E! "I was on my way home".

The AP does not typically identify people who say they are sexual assault victims unless they grant permission, which Constand and Johnson have done.

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