Andrea Constand Testifies Bill Cosby Drugged And Molested Her

Andrea Constand Testifies Bill Cosby Drugged And Molested Her”

"I remember wanting to pull up my dress and wanting to cover myself, but not being able to", Johnson said.

On Day 2 of Bill Cosby's criminal sexual assault trial, his accuser, Andrea Constant, testified she became "frozen" after the entertainer drugged her in 2004.

One of Cosby's lawyers, Angela Agrusa, said during the cross-examination, "You were befriending him because he was going to be able to give you some resources to get into broadcasting". Cosby told her to relax and brought her to a couch. Prosecutors hope her testimony will show that Cosby had a pattern of assaulting women after befriending them.

She said she started feeling woozy after about 20 minutes, with blurred vision, slurred words and legs that felt like rubber.

Constand said she first met Cosby in late 2002 at a women's basketball game at Temple University in Philadelphia, after being introduced by a donor. "And I felt him take my hand and place it on his penis and move it back and forth", she said.

"I felt really humiliated and I was really confused", Constand replied, sobbing when asked why she didn't say anything.

Constand, 44, had never spoken publicly about the incident before.

More than 50 women have said that Cosby assaulted them, but the statute of limitations has run out in almost all cases.

Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting Constand after giving her three unmarked blue pills. She asked if they were herbal or natural; he assured her the pills were "her friends". In a previous appearance on TODAY, she wanted to remind the public of all the good Cosby has done. "[He was] somebody I trusted, a mentor, and somewhat of an older figure to me", she said, according to report by LA Times. "I don't want that".

In January 2004, Constand said, Cosby invited her to his house again to discuss her career options.

After more than 10 years of silence, Andrea Constand finally told her story. At the time, Constand was an employee of Temple University athletics, where Cosby served on the Board of Trustees. A William Morris attorney at the time testified he recalled Johnson alleging Cosby abused her during a workers' compensation claim. He said Johnson made the disclosure while pursuing a claim that she had developed debilitating stress from her secretarial job. But ultimately, that's just how I've lived my life-in terms of being very genuine and authentic to who I am. She also said she received another call in which her daughter claimed Cosby was pressuring her boss, the comedian's agent, to get rid of her.

One other accuser, Kelly Johnson, was allowed to testify as prosecutors sought to establish that Cosby's alleged assault was part of a pattern.

Cosby said in a recent interview that he won't testify in the trial. And I felt Mr. Cosby's hand groping my breasts under my shirt. She added she couldn't move her legs or hands. The gifts, she said, included hats, T-shirts and "some bath salts for him and his wife".

"There was a lot of confusion trying to put a lot of dates together", Constand said Tuesday.

Referring to the actor as "Mr. Cosby" throughout her testimony, Constand admitted she had given him gifts in the past to thank him for invitations to dinner and other events.

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