Accuser describes alleged Invoice Cosby intercourse assault: ‘I used to be frozen’
NORRISTOWN: Andrea Constand informed a packed Pennsylvania courtroom on Tuesday that she may really feel Invoice Cosby’s arms on her physique, however the medicine in her system wouldn’t let her cease him.
“In my head, I used to be making an attempt to get my arms to maneuver, my legs to maneuver, however I used to be frozen,” she testified on the entertainer’s sexual assault trial. “I needed it to cease.”
Cosby, sitting throughout the courtroom, shook his head as Constand described an encounter at his Philadelphia-area house in 2004, after she accepted three blue drugs that he promised would assist her “chill out.”
Constand is amongst greater than 50 girls who’ve accused Cosby of sexual assaults courting to the 1960s, usually after plying them with medicine. The 13-year-old incident is the one one that’s latest sufficient to assist felony prices.
Cosby, 79, greatest recognized for enjoying a revered father determine within the 1980s tv hit household comedy sequence “The Cosby Present,” has denied all of the allegations.
The end result of his trial within the Philadelphia suburb of Norristown, Pennsylvania, largely hinges on whether or not jurors consider Constand’s testimony, which got here on the trial’s second day.
Protection attorneys started grilling Constand on the stand late on Tuesday about a number of discrepancies in her preliminary account to police in 2005. Their questioning will proceed on Wednesday.
Constand stated she first met Cosby in late 2002, when she was the newly employed director of basketball operations for Temple College’s girls’s basketball program and he was a college trustee and the Philadelphia faculty’s most well-known alumnus.
After a sequence of telephone calls, Constand, who was then in her 30s, stated the married Cosby started inviting her to dinner at his home and different occasions.
“He was a temple good friend, anyone I trusted, a mentor and considerably of an older determine to me,” Constand testified.
On at the very least one event, Constand stated she rebuffed his advances, telling him she had no curiosity.
In January 2004, Constand stated, Cosby invited her to his home once more to debate her profession choices. That night time, he supplied her the three blue drugs, saying they have been her “buddies.”
When she requested in the event that they have been natural, he nodded, she informed jurors.
Constand stated she informed Cosby she trusted him and swallowed the drugs.
After the incident, Constand acknowledged beneath questioning from either side that she maintained contact with Cosby however stated she felt obligated to take action due to her job.
The defence has urged that her repeated calls to him present the encounter was consensual.