Accuser Addresses Cosby Directly From Witness Stand
Accuser Addresses Cosby Directly From Witness Stand
Nicolle Rochelle said she wanted Cosby to feel ‘uncomfortable
15 April, 2018, 00:20
Cosby, in the lawyer's telling, offered to help, introducing her to a top agent, as well as a prominent director and an agent.
She started the day outlining meeting Cosby, their friendship, and the events that led to the alleged assault. Constand saidit settled for $3.38M, and that she has no ongoing civil litigation against Cosby.
Cosby's lawyers have said Baker-Kinney "voluntarily" took the drug and apologized to him for passing out. She ripped Cosby's team for trashing her reputation in the courtroom, where lawyers are immune from defamation lawsuits, and in statements to the media. The retrial is taking place in a potentially more hostile environment for Cosby. She told the jury on Friday, "I was really humiliated".
"Were you able to verbalize and tell him to stop?" In an interview after her arrest on disorderly conduct charges, Rochelle said she is a performing artist and activist who now lives in Paris. Feden asked Constand in detail about each time she met with Cosby in person, and about the mentor-mentee relationship that developed.
This trial follows the rise of the #MeToo movement in which women have come forth to accuse prominent men in politics, business and entertainment of sexual harassment and assault dating back years. He says the encounter was consensual.
It made no mention of the alleged assault, Thomas said, because she had planned to give it to her mom. She went to a group dinner at a Chinese restaurant and said she wanted a word with him.
Cosby, she said, was "just a little bit younger than my grandfather".
Bill Cosby's chief accuser is undergoing cross-examination at his sex assault retrial.
Constand testified in June that she did not know Jackson.
Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004.
Another accuser, sobbing uncontrollably as she testified, told jurors she got to know Cosby through a family connection as a 17-year-old aspiring model and actress.
Constand is one of dozens of women who have accused the iconic comedian of drugging and then assaulting them, but she is the only one whose allegation became the focus of a criminal charge.
Thomas is rejecting a defense lawyer's suggestion she was seeking a share of the spotlight and trying to profit off her experiences. She testified that Cosby gave her wine as they rehearsed a scene in which she portrayed a drunken woman.
She went on: 'When I was 12 years old I did recur on the Cosby Show but regardless of whether I had been on the show or not, I would have been there today protesting on behalf of Femen and for the rights of women worldwide'.
State law bars talk of witness convictions more than a decade old, but Gupta argued that Lasha's conviction should be an exception since her allegations against Cosby date to 1986. Her credibility is key to the outcome of the case.
The judge has yet to rule.
Judge Steven O'Neill's decision to allow them to testify, compared to just one first time around, presents one of the toughest challenges to the defense.
Lise-Lotte Lublin told jurors she lost consciousness and doesn't remember anything else about that night in 1989 - a time when Cosby was at the height of his fame starring as sweater-wearing father of five Dr. Cliff Huxtable on America's top-rated TV show, The Cosby Show.
District Attorney Kevin Steele revealed the previously secret settlement amount in his opening statement on Monday, but didn't connect the dots to the prosecution's earlier suggestions that Cosby wouldn't have paid out so much money if the accusations against him were false.
Second trial: "Mr. Cosby reached his hand out and had three blue pills". He allegedly guided her to his living room couch.
The Associated Press doesn't typically identify people who say they're victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.
As you know, Bill Cosby is now being retried for over three counts of sexual assault in 2004, and on Friday, his main accuser got the opportunity to testify about allegedly being drugged and molested at the comedian's mansion outside of Philadelphia.
The first of the five women, Heidi Thomas, returns to the witness stand on Wednesday.
Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troiani, called the defence attacks on her client "outrageous" and "baseless".
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