Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Judge rules Bill Cosby's Quaaludes admission is fair game, again

Judge rules Bill Cosby's Quaaludes admission is fair game, again

She said it was suspicious how Constand waited to come home from work to call her daughter's alleged abuser.

Andrea Constand has accused Cosby of drugging and molesting her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

The trial was expected to continue Tuesday with law enforcement officials taking the stand. Monday, Constand testified that she agreed to a $3.4 million civil settlement with Cosby - which included no admission of wrongdoing - simply because she "glad it was over".

On Monday, Constand testified she did not "recall ever having a conversation with" Jackson.

His ruling will depend on whether Constand testified that she knew Jackson.

Cosby lawyer Tom Mesereau, who has called Constand a "con artist" who framed Cosby and then collected a $3.4-million settlement, asked her about Jackson during cross-examination on Monday.

The mother began crying on the stand when asked how she knew what Cosby allegedly did to her daughter.

The defence lawyer then asked, "Did you ever fabricate a scheme to falsely accuse him for money?"

Gianna Constand, left, the mother of Andrea Constand.

Then one day, younger Constand called her mother and said she was assaulted by Cosby. She says he described their sexual encounter and apologized for his behavior.

She said she was "very combative" with Cosby, demanding he tell her the medication he'd given her daughter and what he'd done to her.

As Cosby arrived at the courthouse Tuesday, his spokeswoman Ebonee Benson told reporters that the Constands' testimony "seemed to be more colorful and more embellished" than at the first trial. She said she awoke to find the actor known as "America's Dad" penetrating her with his fingers, touching her breast and putting her hand on his penis.

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"He said to me, 'Don't worry, Mom, there was no penile penetration, '" Gianna Constand testified.

Cosby's victim-blaming lawyers tried their utmost to discredit her story and tried to cast her as a gold digger and an opportunist. She accused Bliss of bullying her and asking off-topic questions, saying at one point, "Don't talk to me like that".

Among the "prior bad acts" witnesses was TV star and supermodel Janice Dickinson, who testified Thursday that she confronted Cosby and wanted to strike him after she said he drugged her and raped her in 1982 at a hotel in Lake Tahoe.

She testified that Cosby offered her pills and a sip of wine after she said she was "stressed" about telling the coach of her plans to leave to study massage therapy in her native Canada.

Ms Constand, who was director of operations for the Temple University women's basketball team at the time, said she was calling only on matters of business at the university, where he was a powerful trustee.

"You told police you called him", Mesereau said pointedly.

The mother of Bill Cosby's chief accuser tells jurors the comedian admitted to her that he was a "sick man".

Mesereau, in his cross-examination of Constand, asked her about inconsistencies in her statements to police about the alleged assault.

Constand filed a civil suit against Cosby in 2005 that resulted in a payout of almost $3.4 million.

Bliss listed several jobs and career opportunities that Gianna Constand was unaware of at NBC and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, that Andrea Constand interviewed for because of her connection to Cosby.

Andrea and Gianna Constand's testimony followed that of five additional accusers who told jurors that Cosby had drugged and assaulted them two decades earlier. The defense has called the other accusers irrelevant to the case.

If convicted, Cosby could get up to 10 years in prison on each of three charges of aggravated The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

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