April 20, 2018

Accuser tells jury Cosby is a 'serial rapist'

14 April 2018, 03:58 | Brandon Parsons

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Prosecutors are lining up the additional accusers to make the case that Cosby, once revered as "America's Dad", was a Hollywood predator who is only now facing a reckoning after allegedly assaulting Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home.

"I want to see a serial rapist convicted", Heidi Thomas, a Colorado music teacher and mother of four, said on the stand Wednesday.

Two accusers lashed out at Bill Cosby from the witness stand on Wednesday morning, as his sexual assault retrial took a dramatic turn in its third day of testimony. "They'll relax you, take the edge off, '" Constand said.

Dickinson said she wanted the book's sections about her rape to be complete and honest and gave that information to Fenjves but its use was overruled by publisher Judith Regan.

Under questioning by prosecutors, Constand, a Toronto native who worked as a women's basketball administrator at Temple University, said Cosby offered her pills and a sip of wine after she said she was "stressed" about telling the Temple coach of her plans to leave to study massage therapy in her native Canada. "Get dressed, I have to go".

Cosby said he gave the Canadian an over-the-counter antihistamine to relieve stress and that their relations were consensual. I couldn't say anything.

She told jurors Thursday she was "rendered motionless" by the pill as Cosby got on top of her in his Lake Tahoe, California, hotel room.

Cosby's lawyers say Constand outlined her get-rich scheme to a Temple colleague, Marguerite Jackson.

"Our new defense team has had the opportunity to thoroughly research her testimony and statements from previous year, and will point to even more inconsistencies", he said.

Wearing a bright white jacket and sporting much shorter hair, Constand told the jury that Cosby gave her a pill he said would ease her allergies. No details about the circumstances of the false statement, made my Chelan Lasha, were revealed in court filings.

Police take Nicolle Rochelle away from the courthouse after she charged at Bill Cosby on Monday
Police take Nicolle Rochelle away from the courthouse after she charged at Bill Cosby on Monday

She admits that Cosby never treated her inappropriately during their sparse days on set together, but believes she could have easily become one of his accused victims.

Constand testified that she did not tell anyone of the attack until January 2005, about a year after she has said it occurred, because she feared coming forward. The next thing she remembered, she told the jury, was waking with a jolt.

"Dr. Huxtable, what are you doing?" she recalled thinking as she lay incapacitated. The first trial over her accusations ended last summer with a hung jury.

Now well into middle age, the accusers spoke of entering Cosby's orbit as star-struck young women seeking career help or, in Baker-Kinney's case, simply looking for a fun time.

He told the court in Pennsylvania that she "hit the jackpot" when Cosby paid her 3.4 million dollars (£2.4 million) to settle a lawsuit over allegations he drugged and molested her in 2004.

Despite the wall of accusations against his client, Mesereau also teased the jury with testimony they'll hear from Constand's occasional roommate during her time on the road with the Temple basketball team that will paint her as a scheming madwoman with the ability and desire to manipulate and harm powerful men. Constand will take the stand over the course of the trial, as well as four other accusers of the almost 60 women who have come out with allegations against the comedian.

Supermodel Janice Dickinson is expected to testify that Cosby drugged and raped her in Nevada in the mid-80s, too.

"I had sex with two men that month".

Cosby's lawyers have argued that Lublin only assumes she is a victim because of other media accounts, even though she can only remember Cosby stroking her hair. He faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault, all relating to the alleged 2004 encounter with Constand and each bearing a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. "If there wasn't a statute of limitations, there would be 62 cases and that would be fantastic".

The beginning of Lasha's account came after Thomas, 58, a music teacher from Colorado, spent almost three hours on the witness stand over two days this week, testifying about her 1984 trip to Reno, Nev., where she says Cosby drugged and assaulted her during an acting lesson.

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