Andrea Constand gives first public testimony against Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Goes on Trial for Sex Assault

Another time, she said, Cosby tried to undo her trousers but took his hand away when she leaned forward and told him: "I'm not here for that". Constand said she doesn't remember losing consciousness but was then "jolted awake" by the alleged assault, which she said involved "feeling his hand inside my vagina" and "feeling him take my hand and place it on his penis".

The 79-year-old Cosby is charged with drugging and violating Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home 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 told the prosecutors that Cosby gave her three blue pills "to take the edge off". "I wanted him to stop", she told the jury. Cosby had attended Temple, and Constand had met him when she worked for the women's basketball team.

Afterward, Constand said, "I felt really humiliated and I felt really confused".

Constand's testimony was the first time she was able to tell her story in public as she was barred from doing so thanks to the settlement she had signed in 2006.

When Cosby began to fall asleep, Constand suggested that she should depart for the evening.

More than 50 women have said that Cosby assaulted them, but the statute of limitations has run out in almost all cases. Therese Serignese, one of dozens who've alleged Cosby molested them decades ago, walks outside the courtroom during lunch break at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Tuesd.

Under cross-examination by Cosby's co-counsel Angela Agrusa, Constand was being painted as a gold digger after Cosby's fortunes, a profiteer framing Cosby as fiend not friend.

Asked by Feden, the prosecutor, on Tuesday how she felt seeking a favor from the man who she claims attacked her, Constand blinked back tears. When she tried to confront him, "He looked at me and said, "I thought you had an orgasm, didn't you?' I said, 'I did not, I just want to know what you gave me.' He said, 'Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait" and he wanted to speak to me near where the incident occurred".

At the same time, she said, Cosby became more flirtatious and suggestive - grabbing her thigh during one encounter at his home and attempting to unbutton her trousers in another.

Constand claimed Cosby assisted her to the couch and laid her down, and that she doesn't recall passing out. She said they became friends over conversations about the team and later her career.

However, Constand claimed Cosby made a "suggestive" advance towards her during their fourth dinner together, after no previous incidents.

His defense lawyers asked Constand why she continued to telephone Cosby after the alleged assault and attended one of his comedy shows.

During the start of the cross-examination of Constand, defense lawyer Angela C. Agrusa suggested Constand gave inconsistent statements to investigators concerning her contact with Cosby before and after the alleged incident and implied her testimony can not be trusted. "I wasn't scared of someone making a pass at me".

Meanwhile, actress Lili Bernard, who is known for her appearance in The Cosby Show, spoke to the reporters after the court adjourned for the day.



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