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Bill Cosby sex-assault case: Everything you need to know


Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the third day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 7, 2017.

During the start of the cross-examination of Constand, defense lawyer Angela C. Agrusa suggested Constand gave inconsistent statements to investigators concerning her contact with Cosby before and after the alleged incident and implied her testimony can not be trusted.

Cross-examination of Bill Cosby's accuser, Andrea Constand, resumed here Wednesday, following Tuesday's dramatic testimony of what she says the TV icon did to her on his couch more than 13 years ago.

He has been accused of sexually assaulting 60 women and in Constand's case, he's charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

At one point Constand was asked why she continued to have contact with Cosby after he made sexual advances toward her on occasions that occurred prior to the alleged assault, including attempting to unzip her trousers during one visit to his home.

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

"I did say that ... he had been suggestive, but what I'm saying is Mr. Cosby never disclosed to me that he was interested in a romantic interaction with me", she said, adding that the Cos' gave her a number of gifts, including a $225 hairdryer.

"I was really scared", Constand said. Before being asked about how she came to meet Cosby, the prosecution asked her to point Cosby out in the courtroom.

Constand, who was 30 at the time, was at Cosby's Elkins Park home to discuss new professional opportunities.

"I'm not here for that", she recalled telling him.

I could see two of him.


Cosby, sitting across the courtroom, shook his head as Constand described an encounter at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004, after she accepted three blue pills that he promised would help her "relax".

Constand will be back in the witness box again on Wednesday as Cosby's lawyers continue their cross-examination. Another time, she said, he placed his hand on her thigh.

The defence has argued the two had a romantic relationship, that Ms Constand was not incapacitated, and that the sexual encounter was consensual.

She allegedly told investigators she had known Cosby six months at the time of the assault, but actually knew him for more than a year.

Constand said she made it clear she did not welcome the advances. When explaining her reason for supporting Cosby amid these allegations, Pulliam revealed that she would be praying for everyone involved in the proceedings.

"I told them the truth", Constand replied. So far, more than 50 women have come forward to accuse the former Cosby Show actor of drugging and sexually assaulting them.

Almost 60 other women have made historical allegations against the actor, but Ms Constand's case is the only one that has made it to trial.

"There was a lot of confusion trying to put a lot of dates together", Constand said Tuesday. "I don't remember passing out", she said as she grew emotional.

Constand testified Wednesday that wasn't the case. She told jurors her daughter had nightmares in the months after the alleged assault but that she wouldn't divulge what happened for about a year.

Constand told jurors she had only spoken with Cosby a handful of times, all related to her administrative job with the women's basketball program at Temple.

The whole scandal was rekindled in 2014 when comedian Hannibal Buress reportedly accused Cosby of being a rapist during one of his comedy shows in Philadelphia.

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