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Bill Cosby trial: Accuser says she was 'frozen' after being drugged

Bill Cosby trial: Accuser says she was 'frozen' after being drugged”

But Constand says she never got the records from Temple University for the work-issued phone.

Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. She says he drugged her - leaving her nearly paralyzed - and then molested her.Cosby, once beloved by American audiences as the dad in the long-running TV hit "The Cosby Show" is not charged in the Johnson incident.

Constand testified that Cosby had given her three blue pills when she visited him at his home in the Philadelphia suburbs, which left her unable to resist when he sexually assaulted her.

When cross-examined, Mason said that Constand said she had not been alone with Cosby before this night nor did she have much contact with him after, which Cosby's team disputed. Prosecutors, however, said they will introduce as evidence his words in a 2005 deposition related to the Constand case, when he admitted obtaining the sedative Quaaludes for women and also to giving Constand Benadryl. Constand knew he was well connected and said she felt humiliated and confused. The former Cosby Show actor walked her to the door, the two kissed "cheek-to-cheek" and Constand returned to her room where she called supposed girlfriend Williams, Cosby's lawyer said.

Constand has testified that she felt she needed a lawyer to offer her advice, not necessarily to file a lawsuit.

More than 50 women have said that Cosby assaulted them, but the statute of limitations has run out in almost all cases. The case's outcome will likely hinge on whether the jury believes her account, as Cosby himself does not plan to testify.

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

She was 31 at the time and had befriended him through Temple University in Philadelphia, where he served on the board of trustees. Somebody that I trusted.

She says her daughter, Kelly Johnson, later disclosed that she had woken up next to Cosby in bed with her clothes askew.

Mr Cosby's defence lawyers argued on Monday that his encounter with her was one of many consensual, romantic episodes between them.

Cosby's attorney questioned her motives and said she had given conflicting statements to authorities, including describing the incident as having occurred after a Chinese dinner with him. "I don't want that".

"It had more to do with business than it did with me personally", she said. Constand alleges that after she was incapacitated by the pills, Cosby sexually assaulted her.

She said she also feared what Cosby might do.

"It was a very big burden on me, but". Both times, Constand said, she made it clear she didn't welcome the behavior. "And so, I just went along with it".

She said she saw a jumble of prescription drug bottles in Cosby's bathroom. And I felt Mr. Cosby's hand groping my breasts under my shirt.

The mother of a Bill Cosby accuser is telling jurors about the day her daughter told her Cosby had drugged her at a hotel bungalow. She made 53 calls to Cosby after the alleged assault, the lawyer said-why would she do that if he'd violated her? Cosby's defense suggests that there is no correct response for a survivor of sexual violence.

Victoria Valentino is one of several Cosby accusers attending the trial.

"The only thing worse than that is the false accusation of sexual assault". If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.



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