Bill Cosby 'drugged friend then sexually assaulted her'

When she arrived, Cosby offered her "a large white pill", telling her it would help her relax, and when she tried to hide it under her tongue so she could spit it out later, Cosby "insisted that she swallow it".

Constand managed the women's basketball team at Temple, Cosby's alma mater, while he was a high-profile trustee. In my head I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move but I was frozen and those messages didn't get there. I wasn't able to fight ...

Cosby, 79, was charged in 2015 with felony aggravated indecent assault shortly before the statute of limitations on Constand's claim expired.

He faces 10 years in prison.

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 wanted it to stop", she said, adding that after the incident she "felt really humiliated and I felt really confused".

"They're your friends. They'll take the edge off", she said Cosby told her. But the defense emphasized inconsistencies between Constand's testimony and in accounts she gave to police a decade ago, including how she first met the actor.

Some 60 women have come forward to say Cosby sexually violated them, all but destroying his nice-guy image on screen and off, but the statute of limitations for prosecution had run out in almost every case.


And what Constand called "suggestive" contact when she said Cosby on one occasion touched her thigh and on another tried to unbutton her trousers, she called "sexual" contact in her statement to the police, Agrusa pointed out. Cosby became a mentor to Constand, and he would sometimes invite her to dinners at his house either alone or with others.

Constand claimed Cosby assisted her to the couch and laid her down, and that she doesn't recall passing out. Johnson and Constand are two of over sixty women who have accused Cosby of similar crimes.

"She changed considerably", Patricia Sewell said in court. She testified that's when Cosby assaulted her. She said they were introduced through a well-respected donor of Temple University sports.

"I said, 'I trust you, '" she said.

Constand's cross-examination will continue when court resumes Wednesday.

Ms Johnson testified on Monday that the comedian had drugged and assaulted her when she worked for the William Morris Agency in 1996. To hear her talk about something I never heard her talk about, to see her cry, was really hard for me. A few minutes later, "I began to slur my words, and I also told Mr. Cosby that I had trouble seeing him, that I could see two of him", Constand testified, according to a report from Billy Penn. Also, Cosby's admission to police that Constand consented to their sexual encounter could be troublesome for him given that Constand is gay. "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!

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

Related:

  • Patty Jenkins reveals the setting for Wonder Woman 2

    The record for biggest opening by a female director was previously held by " Fifty Shades of Grey " director Sam Taylor-Johnson. The latest MCU movie has grossed $355.4 million domestically so far for a global gross to date of $816.6 million.

    'Wonder Woman' wows box office with US$100.5 million debut

    Disney's " Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales " moved to the third place with an estimated Dollars 21.6 million. The latest MCU movie has grossed $355.4 million domestically so far for a global gross to date of $816.6 million.
    Prannoy's fight ends in agony in Indonesia Open

    Prannoy's fight ends in agony in Indonesia Open

    After the breather, the World No. 47 Sakai continued to dominate the third game, opening up a six point lead at 17-11. The errors started to flow for Srikanth as Son won 11 of the last 12 points in the second game.
  • Xi snubs Sharif in Astana over China duo's killing in Pakistan

    Xi snubs Sharif in Astana over China duo's killing in Pakistan

    PM Modi also expressed his gratitude towards the other member countries that supported India's membership to SCO. The prime minister in his speech at the summit also congratulated India which has also achieved the membership.

    Cosby jury reviews accuser's testimony amid deliberations

    Cosby's lawyers have argued Constand was Cosby's willing lover before she invented the assault as a way of getting to his money. Constand has denied Cosby's explanation , [ultimately] telling police, "We were not involved in any romantic relationship".
    Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation

    Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation

    The GOP needs full support among its members as they have only two votes to spare in the Senate and will get no Democratic buy-in. Tax reform: The House hoped to have a tax bill ready for debate by now, putting a vote on the floor by July 4.
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for several counties in the Mid

    Residents are reminded that gusty winds can toss loose objects and can cause damage vehicles, weak buildings, and tree branches. It comes on the heels of a severe thunderstorm watch that was issued for most of southern Ontario shortly before 11 a.m.
    No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

    No longer out of bounds: Trump allies question Mueller probe

    Ms Sanders also said the president was pleased with attorney general Jeff Sessions' evidence to Congress on Tuesday. Ruddy did not dismiss the White House communications team's words, but he did call Spicer's statement "bizarre".
    Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

    Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

    The judge instructed them to keep working, but despite marathon 12-hour sessions, the jury said on Saturday it was at an impasse. The trial drew intense media attention, with more than 100 credentials issued for print, online, television and radio reporters.
  • Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday

    Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday

    So far, Mr Trump has only directed his criticism at former FBI Director James Comey . Until now, Mueller had drawn widespread praise from Republicans and Democrats alike.
    Relay for Life has $85000 goal

    Relay for Life has $85000 goal

    That is more people and more donations than past year , according to Lindsey Hanley of the American Cancer Society. The event kicks off with a reception for cancer survivors, who will then walk the first lap at 4 p.m.
    Bark for Life raises money for cancer research

    Bark for Life raises money for cancer research

    He imagined teams gathering together and doing the same thing in their communities and that is what Relay for Life became. As the survivors walk, other event participants will cheer them on in a demonstration of support and celebration.

Comments

Latest news

Trump considering 'terminating' Russia probe leader
Sessions has recused himself from the Russian probe, a move that gave Rosenstein the authority to appoint a special counsel. Trump supporters such as Newt Gingrich and others have seemed to be greasing the wheel for the eventual ouster of Mueller.

Burned body of Oklahoma minister discovered near his church
Revival Services , 7 p.m., Ellis Creek Missionary Baptist Church , Nathalie, Tuesday through Thursday, with former pastor the Rev. Battle, Esq. of Gethsemane Christian Discipleship Church all of the program will be at the church, 702 Collingwood Blvd.

Can't think of all-time India XI without considering Yuvraj: Dravid
When he played for India against Bangladesh , Yuvraj Singh completed a landmark of having played 300 ODIs. I was batting well, I was fielding for two days. "As long as I am performing, I would like to play".

AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller
He said that while they "could be lying to me", he didn't think so. "While the president has every right to" fire Mr. Ruddy said the president was weighing whether to dismiss Mueller because of concerns about conflicts of interest.

Timing of Qatar F-15 deal more procedural than political
The Pentagon said the jets sale would increase security cooperation between the U.S. and Qatar and help them operate together. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, on a Gulf tour trying to help broker an end to the crisis, defended the deal.

Could Antonio Conte quit Chelsea?
He has made Emenalo and director Marina Granovskaia aware of his transfer wish list and Chelsea will continue recruitment efforts. He is now on vacation and will return for the pre-season fixtures that the Premier League champions are set to play.

Trump expresses more frustration over Russian Federation investigation
However, the FBI cleared Clinton and recommended no charges in July 2016, and reiterated its position in November after the bureau discovered a new trove of her emails shortly before the presidential election.

Justin Thomas shoots first 9-under round in US Open history
Day, needing a miracle to get back into contention after his opening 79 carded a three-over-par 75, leaving him 10 over. The Japanese star birdied six of his first eight holes Friday, finishing round two at five under for the tournament.

Habs trade Nathan Beaulieu to Buffalo
The Buffalo Sabres have traded a 2017 third round pick to Montreal in exchange for left-handed defenseman Nathan Beaulieu . Beaulieu immediately improves the Sabres' blue line under new coach Phil Housley, a Hall of Fame defenseman.

Coast Guard, locals rescue dozens after high-speed ferry accident in Hyannis
Although the ferry Iyanough can hold up to 400 people, it was only carrying 48 passengers at the time the incident occurred. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism.

Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record
Just months into its mission, the world's first quantum-communications satellite has achieved one of its most ambitious goals. The researchers sought to prove that particles can remain entangled across great distances - in this case, almost 750 miles.

Unchanged India line-up for Champions Trophy final, hints Kohli
On both the occasions, the buildup and humiliation of the Board of Control for Cricket in India at the ICC is significant. Yeah, definitely you would go with Amir , but we dont mind if Amir cant play.

Tillerson says Trump wants to 'stay engaged' on climate change
It has to be seen, the home minister added, in what circumstances the USA president made the statement on the Paris accord. Baker and Scott last month urged Trump to continue the United States commitment to the climate agreement.

Democrats win annual baseball game with special meaning
The Democrats won 11-2, then turned right around and gave the trophy to the Republican team to put in Scalise's office. The parties will be fighting to take the lead in the long-running series: Both teams have 39 wins and 39 losses .

Search goes on for seven US sailors after collision off Japan
Navy destroyer has collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, the U.S. military said, and there have been injuries. Seven US Navy sailors are missing after their ship USS Fitzgerald collided with a container vessel off the coast of Japan.

Other news