Bill Cosby accuser details sexual assault allegations in court testimony

Cosby lawyer calls accuser a ‘con artist’ driven by money

Two accusers lashed out at Bill Cosby from the witness stand on Wednesday morning, as his sexual assault retrial took a dramatic turn in its third day of testimony. Cosby has said he gave Constand the cold medicine Benadryl and that she consented to a sexual encounter.

Cosby's first trial ended in a mistrial in June when a jury could not reach a verdict. Mesereau has injected an important piece of new evidence into the trial: the specifics of a $3.38 million settlement that Constand received after suing Cosby in the mid-2000s.

Dickinson says that Cosby flew her first class from Bali, Indonesia, where she was modeling, to a ritzy ski resort in the Sierra Nevada for what she thought would be talking about her career.

Struggling to catch her breath at times and sobbing uncontrollably, a onetime aspiring actress and model told a jury that actor Bill Cosby drugged and molested her during a meeting inside a Las Vegas hotel room in 1986.

Constand says she met Cosby when she was the director of operations for the Temple University Women's basketball team and he was a trustee.

And much like the four other women who testified this week, Constand said that she was unable to stop the alleged assault, that her body felt paralyzed.

Cosby is not charged in any of the assaults alleged by the five women, who are being allowed to testify to give the prosecution a chance to establish that the assault alleged by Constand fits a pattern. At one point, she said, he went upstairs and came back with three small, round blue pills, telling her, "Put 'em down".

Years later, in January 2015, after hearing accounts from other women, she said she realized "something else had happened after I blacked out. He placed me on the sofa, on my left side, and he placed a pillow under my head, and said, 'Just relax there'". She says Cosby assaulted her after she took a sip of white wine he had given her.

She said Cosby led to her to a couch, laid her down and she lost consciousness.

"I didn't want to think about it, I didn't think of it as rape because I blamed myself" for not turning down the pills, she said. Cosby began calling her routinely to talk about the athletic department and eventually about her life and career. "This isn't what I'm here for, '" she said on the stand.

Afterward, Constand said, "I was really humiliated".

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Cosby has denied all allegations against him and has said that his relationship with Constand was consensual.

Another accuser, Heidi Thomas, a onetime aspiring actress turned Colorado music teacher, testified Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1984 in Reno, Nev., where she had gone to meet him at his friend's home for a mentoring session arranged by her talent agent. The number of women making similar accusations suggests the case against Cosby is a persuasive one.

"But, she told Margo that she could make up such a claim and get a lot of money", Mesereau told the jury.

During almost three hours of cross-examination, which will continue on Monday, defense attorney Tom Mesereau established a total of nine face-to-face visits between Cosby and Constand before and after the alleged attack and asked whether Constand had ever seen Cosby's wife during those meetings. "I hope this causes people to engage more", Rochelle told the publication.

The chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sex assault retrial is set to testify. After a couple more follow-ups about lawsuits - Constand has none pending against Cosby - Feden then asked why Constand was here.

"It was a very, very short visit and I wanted to get some information-- which he would not volunteer to me, which was 'What did you give me and why did you do this?'"

Model Janice Dickinson is the next Cosby accuser to take the stand.

At 4 or 5 the next morning, Constand awoke to find her bra up around her neck and her trousers half unzipped, she testified.

Jurors will be able to hear about the criminal past of one of the accusers in Bill Cosby's sex-assault retrial.

He also attempted to present Constand's emails that he said shows Constand was a part of a pyramid scheme and that she allegedly asked about getting a part-time job while she was employed by Temple.

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