Cosby's accuser denies they were romantically involved

Lawrence Kim
June 12, 2017

Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Wednesday for the third day of Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

The iconic comedian Bill Cosby and his defense lawyers returned to court to face off with accuser Andrea Constand, who gave testimony that she turned down two of Cosby's sexual advances before she found herself drugged on his couch and unable to fight him off.

"No, ma'am, I did not", replied Constand, wearing a white blazer over a blue cardigan. Johnson, her mother, Patrice Sewell, and her lawyer, Joseph Miller, were permitted to take the witness stand to offer details of Cosby's alleged violation of Johnson while she was an employee of the William Morris Agency, according to Jezebel. Agrusa asked, referring to their first dinner.

"No", Constand fired back.

Throughout the phone records the defense used to discredit Constand's claims, Feden pointed out they actually show Constand would first call her own voicemail to check her messages, and then, immediately afterwards, call Cosby.

But Constand said she was returning calls Cosby made to her university-issued cellphone about the basketball team.

If it was supposed to a dramatic Perry Mason-like moment in Cosby's sexual assault trial, it fell short. She told the court on Tuesday (06Jun17) she was left "humiliated" and "confused" after his alleged 2004 attack.

Ms Constand's case is the only one in which Cosby has been charged.

Constand disagreed with the attorney's suggestion that they were in bed together.

"I was mistaken", she said.

The Canadian-born Constand says the pioneering black comedian, whom she considered a mentor, gave her three pills and wine before sexually assaulting her at his Philadelphia mansion after she sought his career advice.

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Friday
Cosby's accuser denies they were romantically involved

"I don't know what that means", answered Constand. "Morning, noon and night".

Constand says she brushed Cosby off each time, but his lawyer accused Constand of allowing ambiguity to creep into their relationship.

It is unclear at this point if WIlliams and Constand were dating.

She had previously testified that she had been hesitant to go to the police because she was afraid "that Mr. Cosby would retaliate and try to hurt me".

Jumping from the night in CT to the night of the alleged assault, Agrusa had Constand admit that she told Cosby she was "stressed" and "not sleeping". Agrusa asked her pointedly.

"He had never disclosed to me that he had affection for me", Constand added. At the same time, Constand said, she was bringing Cosby a gift from a mutual acquaintance.

Six days later she told the Cheltenham police that she was assaulted sometime between mid-January and mid-February.

Constand's allegations however are the only criminal case against him, as most of the alleged abuse happened too long ago to prosecute. "There was a nice mood.", Agrusa began, paraphrasing Constand's 2005 statement to police.

"Once you got your phone records and saw you could not have been passed out and unconscious ... you changed your story", Agrusa said.

"I don't really remember how dim the lights were, but I did have to eat my dinner", Constand said.

A day earlier, Constand was asked about the calls by the prosecution and she said that after the alleged assault, Cosby continued to phone her about things related to her job at Temple University, where she worked and where he was an alum.

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