Cosby accuser returns to stand for more defense grilling

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The Cosby Show star has pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault relating to the encounter with Constand, a former employee at his alma mater, Temple University.

Andrea Constand said Tuesday that she felt paralyzed and helpless as Cosby groped her breasts, penetrated her with his hand and placed her hand on his penis. His attorney began the trial by denying the accusations against him, and the comedian has denied the allegations of at least 60 women who have said they were sexually assaulted by him.

She said she started feeling woozy after about 20 minutes, with blurred vision, slurred words and legs that felt like rubber.

Prosecutors said phone records show a consistent pattern of Constand checking her voicemail and then calling Cosby in the two months after the alleged January 2004 assault.

"I don't really remember how dim the lights were, but I did have to eat my dinner", Constand said.

In Tuesday's testimony, Constand described how her professional relationship with Cosby evolved into a friendship.

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 is one of around 60 women who have accused Cosby of sexually violating them but the prosecution has gone ahead on just Constand's allegations due to the statute of limitations passing for almost every other of those claims.

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Andrea Constand brushed aside pointed verbal jabs from fallen funnyman Bill Cosby's high-priced legal eagles during the third day of his sex assault trial Wednesday.

The defence has attacked Johnson's credibility over discrepancies in her accounts, including the year it occurred. She testified that's when Cosby assaulted her.

"I felt that if I had gone to police, Mr. Cosby would retaliate and try to hurt me, that he would try to hurt me and my family in some way", Constand said. Cosby, whose attorneys said is legally blind, is not expected to testify.

"I wasn't able to", Constand said. Instead, she said he responded, "I thought you had an orgasm, didn't you?" When she arrived, Cosby offered her "a large white pill", telling her it would help her relax, and when she tried to hide it under her tongue so she could spit it out later, Cosby "insisted that she swallow it". She revealed that they had been in constant touch to discuss about the renovations of several facilities given to the basketball team. She also said Cosby was mentoring her for a career in sports broadcast.

She returned the next evening and asked what the pills had been but did not get an answer.

The moment, captured in a video shared by NBC News, followed hours of testimony from Cosby's alleged victim and one-time mentee, Andrea Constand.

Constand said she "never got hold of my phone records" before speaking to police.

She claimed to have developed debilitating stress from her secretarial job at the William Morris Agency and eventually settled for around $10,000, according to Miller, who represented the talent agency in the case.