Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial

Family first Keshia Knight Pulliam escorted Bill Cosby to court on Monday morning in Pennsylvania

The accusations came 12 years after the alleged event during Andrea Constand's testimony at Cosby's trial.

Cosby appeared indifferent throughout much of Constand's testimony.

"He was a Temple friend, somebody I trusted, a mentor and somewhat of an older figure to me", Constand testified. "We have a collective imagination of all of the characters they portray and, because of that, we think that we really know them", Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said. "They will take the edge off". She awakened to find Cosby groping her and penetrating her with his hand. The comedian once dubbed America's Dad could get 10 years in prison if convicted. "And I felt him take my hand, place it on his penis and move it back and forth", she told court.

The 79-year-old comedian stared down at the defence table, resting a hand across his forehead, as Constand described the encounter.

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

Agrusa contended that the advances Cosby made on Constand on two occasions — touching her thigh one time, and attempting to unbutton her trousers and pull down her zipper another — signaled his romantic interest.

Constand reiterated what she told the court Tuesday: Cosby had made romantic overtures towards her, but she brushed him off.

About 20 minutes after taking them she said she started slurring her words and had trouble with her vision. He faces three felony charges of aggravated indecent assault.

It is the same method he is said to have used in the alleged attack on Ms Constand. Cosby and Frazier were on screen together in the 1978 comedy "California Suite", which also starred Jane Fonda and Alan Alda. Johnson said on Monday that that meeting happened beforehand.

She also explained that she was too afraid to tell anyone about the incident.

Victoria Valentino is one of several Cosby accusers attending the trial.

Other details did match up.

"I said, 'I trust you.' I took the pills and I swallowed them down", Constand told the court.

However, the next time she visited the actor's home she alleges he gave her three pills that he called herbal supplements.

But Mr Miller's timeline differed from Ms Johnson's. She testified she had responded that she did not. Throughout all the questioning, she has consistently said there was no sexual contact on that prior occasion. Specifically, lawyers who specialize in sexual-assault lawsuits. "She does not say to me, 'Don't ever do that again.' She doesn't walk out with an attitude of a huff". Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting C.

Prosecutors hope Johnson's testimony will signal to jurors that Cosby had done it before.

Johnson later wept as she recounted waking up half-naked in his bed.

Bill Cosby showed up to the courthouse with his TV daughter.

Lyons was ecstatic about the birthday greeting.

Cosby lawyer Angela Agrusa spent the day trying to hammer out inconsistencies in the Toronto woman's story.

Bill Cosby's chief accuser on Wednesday denied they had a romantic relationship before he allegedly drugged and assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home.

Cosby did not answer as he gripped the elbow of publicist Andrew Wyatt and entered the building. The disgraced comedian's wife Camille Cosby has not been by her husband's side since the trial began Monday.

Cosby's lawyers questioned her credibility.

"The lights were dim, and the fire was going", the lawyer continued.

Cosby showed his appreciation via Twitter.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are sexual-assault victims unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.



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