What happened in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial

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Because of that trust, Constand said she took the pills despite reservations.

Andrea Constand's story is finally being heard in open court. He said Johnson made the disclosure while pursuing a claim that she had developed debilitating stress from her secretarial job at the William Morris Agency.

"I wanted it to stop", Constand said.

She said she saw a jumble of prescription drug bottles in Cosby's bathroom.

The woman Bill Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting returns to the witness stand on Wednesday, and the comedian's lawyer suggested she will turn up the heat. Constand claims that she replied, "I did not, I just want to know what you gave me", to which Cosby did not give her a clear answer.

The massage therapist shared chilling details about her alleged physical encounter with the legendary comedian at his mansion in January 2004. "But I knew I couldn't really get up and go anywhere at the same time, because my legs were rubbery, I was in no state of mind".

Constand was calm, direct and polite under cross-examination, even when Agrusa's questioning grew pointed and accusatory.

The approach led to a somewhat freaky courtroom sequence in which Agrusa tried to play up the romantic qualities of Cosby and Constand's earlier encounters while Constand played them down.

"Whatever you feel", Gianna Constand said, pointedly. On Monday, the first day of the trial, prosecutor Kristen Feden asked jurors not to let memories of Cosby as a TV actor and comedian cloud their judgment of what happened to Constand 13 years ago.

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"It had more to do with business than it did with me personally", she said. Cosby denies a charge of sexual assault. Cosby has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Cosby, one of Temple's most popular alums, has previously referenced the fact that Constand is a lesbian with regard to why he'd never do what she's accused him of. She also said Cosby was mentoring her for a career in sports broadcast. "I jolted awake and I felt Mr. Cosby's hand groping my breasts under my shirt". Constand said the calls to her university-issued cellphone pertained to Temple women's basketball, and stopped once she left the school. "This man was a trustee at Temple". She later amended that account to sometime between mid-January and mid-February 2004, while on Tuesday she said it took place in early January. Constand has said neither of those assertions was correct.

Cosby, 79, has entered a plea of not guilty that he drugged and molested Andrea Constand in 2004 - even though transcripts from a previously private session record Cosby stating that he deliberately gave Constand a powerful sedative with the sole objective of taking sexual advantage of her. She did so out of fear of losing her job.

Much of the defense's focus today was on comparing Constand's statements as well as her phone records.

Bill Cosby's former Cosby Show co-star, Keshia Knight Pulliam, 38, was seen walking with him and still remembers him as "America's Dad", despite his now tarnished reputation.

A judge is expected to decide Tuesday if the mother of one of his accusers can testify. I was frozen, and those messages didn't get there."The Reading Eagle typically does not identify victims in sexual assault cases but Constand has come forward publicly and given media outlets permission to identify".

On direct examination, she told the prosecutor that she only sat on the bed.

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.

"I wasn't able to", Constand said. "She does not say to me, 'Don't ever do that again.' She doesn't walk out with an attitude of a huff". "He put lotion in my hand, and he made me touch his penis".

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