'I was frozen': Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 08, 2017,
Jun 08, 2017, 3:17
Cosby's defense suggests that there is no correct response for a survivor of sexual violence. Bill Cosby, center, heads back to the courtroom after a break in his sexual assault trial inside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, June 5, 2017. She testified in graphic detail about the evening in 2004, when she claims he drugged and sexually assaulted her.
(Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Pool Photo via AP).
"She showed us a few photographs of herself and Mr. Cosby to show that she did know him", Mason told the jury. Her claims were supported with testimony by Johnson's mother and her former lawyer, who said they heard about the assault after it happened, and of Cosby's subsequent attempts to have her fired from the talent agency shortly after it occurred.
Cross-examination of the alleged victim continued in day three of Bill Cosby's aggravated indecent assault trial in Montgomery County. Under a settlement Constand and Cosby reached in 2006, Constand was prohibited from speaking publicly about her accusation. "I just want to know what you gave me", Constand testified, according to People magazine.
"I'm not here for that". "I said, 'I trust you.' I took the pills, and I swallowed the pills down". "Somewhat of an older figure to me" and said she wasn't scared of him.
Constand says she'd always return Cosby's calls to her Temple University-issued cellphone because he was a powerful trustee there and she was director of women's basketball operations. "I wanted it to stop". He said he could not read the prescription bottle, Gianna Constand testified, so he agreed to write it down and send it to her. She also said Cosby was mentoring her for a career in sports broadcast. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand a. If Cosby is found guilty, he could spend at least 10 years in prison. Also with him: Frazier's husband, John Atchison, a celebrity hairstylist whose client roster includes Cosby and his wife of more than 50 years, Camille.
Defense lawyers began grilling Constand on the stand late on Tuesday about several discrepancies in her initial account to police in 2005.
Andrea Constand walks to the courtroom during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown
Agrusa attempted to portray as romantic earlier encounters between the two, including a private dinner on Cosby's couch in front of a fire.
BODY LANGUAGE: Constand was calm and collected, looking at the jury as she began describing the assault under a prosecutor's questioning.
On Wednesday, Cosby appeared to be listening closely to Constand's testimony, his head turned slightly to the side while Brian McMonagle, his other defense attorney, sat next to him. Miller witnessed Johnson's deposition in a 1996 workers' compensation claim she filed against William Morris.
Some 60 women have come forward to say Cosby sexually violated them, all but destroying his nice-guy image, but the statute of limitations for prosecution had run out in almost every case. In one, a Cosby agent talked to Constand about an offer to fly her family down to Florida for a show.
Constand has testified about how her professional relationship with the Temple University trustee evolved into a friendship.
Upon leaving the courtroom, Cosby laughed and said "Hey, Hey, Hey", his Fat Albert catchphrase, apparently in reply to an onlooker who was singing the theme song from the 1970s cartoon.