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Bill Cosby’s Accuser Takes The Stand In Sexual Assault Trial

Andrea Constand walks to a courtroom during Bill Cosby’s passionate attack hearing in Norristown, Pa., on Tuesday. Cosby is indicted of drugging and intimately assaulting Constand during his home outward Philadelphia in 2004.

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Andrea Constand walks to a courtroom during Bill Cosby’s passionate attack hearing in Norristown, Pa., on Tuesday. Cosby is indicted of drugging and intimately assaulting Constand during his home outward Philadelphia in 2004.

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Andrea Constand has pronounced Bill Cosby unperceiving and assaulted her in 2004 while she was operative for Temple University’s women’s basketball team. On Tuesday, in a Pennsylvania courtroom, she told her story publicly for a initial time.

“In my head, we was perplexing to get my hands to pierce or my legs to move, though we was frozen,” Constand said, according to The Associated Press. “I wasn’t means to quarrel in any way. … we wanted it to stop.”

Cosby, a 79-year-old comedian, is charged with intimately assaulting Constand in his home outward Philadelphia. According to a handle service, Constand was “calm and collected” while she testified and looked during a jury as she described a assault:

“She pronounced Cosby gave her pills he claimed were a healthy pill to palliate her highlight about a appearing career change. ‘They’re your friends. They’ll take a corner off,’ she quoted him as saying.

“She told a jury she started feeling woozy after about 20 minutes, with confused vision, slurred difference and legs that felt like rubber. Cosby afterwards [assaulted her], she said.

“She pronounced she was incompetent to pull him divided or tell him to stop.

“Afterward, Constand said, ‘I felt unequivocally flustered and we felt unequivocally confused.’

“Cosby, sitting opposite a room during a invulnerability table, leaned in to listen, whispered to his counsel and, during times, shook his head.”

According to WHYY contributor Laura Benshoff, who spoke with NPR’s All Things Considered, Constand described assembly Cosby during a Temple basketball game, where he inquired about some comforts in a women’s locker room. Cosby became a coach to Constand, and he would infrequently entice her to cooking during his residence possibly alone or with others.

Benshoff says Constand testified that on a prior occasion, Cosby attempted to unzip her pants, though she deserted a allege and said, “I’m not here for that. we don’t wish that.”

The invulnerability has highlighted phone annals display that Constand called Cosby 53 times after she says he assaulted her, a AP reports. Constand pronounced a calls mostly endangered a women’s basketball team.

“It had some-more to do with business than it did with me personally,” she said.

More than 50 women have pronounced Cosby assaulted them, though a government of stipulations has run out in scarcely all cases. Only in Constand’s box has Cosby been charged.

Cosby pronounced in a new talk that he won’t testify.

The mostly white jury is stoical of 7 group and 5 women, according to WHYY’s Bobby Allyn. On Monday, a initial day of a trial, prosecutor Kristen Feden asked jurors not to let memories of Cosby as a TV actor and comedian cloud their visualisation of what happened to Constand 13 years ago.

The invulnerability attorney, on a other hand, asked jurors to “be a juror we would be if this was your possess grandfather,” Allyn reports, and forked to apparent inconsistencies in Constand’s statements to advise that she couldn’t be trusted.

In Monday’s testimony, a lady identified as “Victim No. 6” described being unperceiving and intimately molested by Cosby. Allyn reports that a lady was subjected to a tough interrogate by Cosby’s attorney, who attempted to uncover that her memory was incorrect.

The decider in a box has banned cameras in a courtroom, and reporters contingency spin off their phones via a proceedings.