Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby’s arch accuser, took a mount on Tuesday and described for a initial time in her possess difference how she says a 79-year-old comedian intimately abused her in 2004.
The hostess is charged with intimately assaulting Constand.
She took a mount during around 3 p.m. and arrived during a Pennsylvania building about an hour earlier.
The 44-year-old was wearing a light blue blazer and a white shirt. She leaned into a mic as she described her function as a massage therapist and settled she now lives in Toronto.
Constand pronounced a comedian groped her after giving her 3 blue pills that left her inept and helpless.
“In my head, we was perplexing to get my hands to pierce or my legs to move, though we was frozen,” Constand, a former worker of a basketball module during Temple University, Cosby’s alma mater, pronounced in their long-awaited courtroom confrontation. “I wasn’t means to quarrel in any way. we wanted it to stop.”
Constand pronounced Cosby gave her pills he claimed were a healthy tablet to palliate her highlight about a appearing career change.
“They’re your friends. They’ll take a corner off,” she quoted him as saying. Constand afterwards described feeling woozy after about 20 minutes, with confused vision, slurred words, and legs that felt like rubber. Cosby afterwards reportedly intimately disregarded her.
Afterward, Constand said, “I felt unequivocally flustered and we felt unequivocally confused.”
Cosby, sitting opposite a room during a invulnerability table, leaned in to listen, whispered to his counsel and, during times, shook his head.
Constand suggested she told her mom about a purported incident, call both women to call Cosby. She claimed Cosby eventually apologized to her and her mother. When Constand asked what form of tablet Cosby gave her, he reportedly responded he’d write it down on a square of paper and mail it to her.
Constand combined she felt rather relieved after Cosby apologized on a phone, though she still didn’t know a name of a puzzling pill.
Approximately 60 women have indicted Cosby of intimately assaulting them given 1965, though Cosby is charged in only one case, involving Constand.
Cosby, his good-guy repute already in ruins, could get 10 years in jail if convicted of aggravated faulty assault.
Before Tuesday, Constand had never oral about Cosby in public, barred from doing so underneath a terms of a trusted allotment they reached in 2006. Her deposition from that lawsuit stays sealed.
Stewart Parsons, a Detective Constable in a Toronto Police Department who is also Constand’s brother-in-law, also testified in justice Tuesday. Parsons settled that roughly immediately, he told a family Constand indispensable to sinecure a counsel in 2005 to paint her and demeanour after her best interest.
Prosecutors non-stop their box on Monday by pursuit another lady to a stand, Kelly Johnson, to uncover a former “Cosby Show” star had a robe of drugging women and afterwards molesting them.
Johnson, of Atlanta, testified on Day 1 she mislaid alertness shortly after Cosby pressured her into holding a large, white pill. She pronounced once she awoke, Cosby was unprotected and forced her to intimately conciliate him with her hand.
Johnson’s mother, Pattrice Sewell, testified Tuesday that her daughter was distraught during a write call in 1996, fearing Cosby was perplexing to get her dismissed from her pursuit operative for a comedian’s agent. A few weeks later, Sewell said, Johnson disclosed that she had woken adult subsequent to Cosby in bed with her garments askew.
The invulnerability has pounded Johnson’s credit over discrepancies in her accounts, including a year it occurred. Cosby grinned during a invulnerability list as she struggled to explain them.
Sewell, who prosecutors hoped would assistance uphold Johnson’s story, pronounced they didn’t go to military during a time since her husband, a Los Angeles detective, feared a distress that would ensue.
Johnson told a identical story in 1996, when she gave sworn testimony in a deposition trustworthy to a worker’s remuneration claim.
Joseph Miller, a workers’ remuneration lawyer, testified Tuesday he was taken aback when Johnson pronounced she had been unperceiving and disregarded by Cosby. He pronounced Johnson done a avowal while posterior a explain that she had grown debilitating highlight from her secretarial job.
Miller pronounced Johnson was weeping as she described waking adult on a bed with her dress pulled down and her breast unprotected — sum that matched a story Johnson told on a stand.
But Miller’s timeline differed rather from Johnson’s. He pronounced she testified in 1996 about going to Cosby’s home after a purported assault. Johnson pronounced on Monday that that assembly happened beforehand.
Cosby’s lawyers have argued that defunct witnesses, mislaid justification and vanishing memories make it scarcely unfit for them to urge a comedian opposite a 12-year-old complaint.
Detective Dave Mason of Durham Police in Canada also testified Tuesday. On Jan 13, 2005 he responded to a call for a sex offense occurrence during Constand’s home, who reportedly knew Cosby. According to Mason, he didn’t remember Constand being upset, though rather “a small embarassed.”
Prosecutors this week devise to call a toxicologist to plead a effects of drugs like quaaludes, a absolute sedative, and a cold and allergy medicine Benadryl, both of that Cosby has concurred giving women before passionate encounters.
The ashamed comedian arrived for a second day of his passionate attack hearing wearing a dim suit, regulating a shaft and though a manifest support of friends or family members. His mother Camille did not join her father as his hearing began Monday, though he was accompanied by Keshia Knight Pulliam who played his daughter Rudy on “The Cosby Show.”
Fox News’ Lissa Kaplan and Tamara Gitt and a Associated Press contributed to this report.
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