Bill Cosby accuser tells sex assault trial there was no prior romance

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'America's dad' on trial: Cosby sex assault case in second day

"I felt him take my hand and place it on his penis and move it back and forth", she told prosecutors, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Before Tuesday, Andrea Constand had never uttered a word in public about the incident that brought her to a Norristown, Pennsylvania, courtroom this week: a sexual encounter with Bill Cosby in 2004 that she calls assault and he says was consensual.

The Associated Press reports that Constand will return to the witness stand on Wednesday, the third day of the trial that could land Cosby in jail. If you look online, you will find Andrea Constand's pictures during the trial.

His lawyers tried to poke holes in Constand's story, citing differences between her courtroom testimony and the accounts she gave to police and in a lawsuit in 2005.

When Cosby began to fall asleep, Constand suggested that she should depart for the evening.

On Wednesday, Cosby appeared to be listening closely to Constand's testimony, his head turned slightly to the side while Brian McMonagle, his other defense attorney, sat next to him. Constand refused to yield the point, saying his conduct - touching her thigh and her trousers zipper - had been "suggestive" but not sexual.

Bill Cosby's chief accuser is denying any prior romance between them as she's questioned by one of Cosby's lawyers in his sex assault case in suburban Philadelphia.

"My dress was pulled up from the bottom, and it was pulled down from the top, and my breasts were out", she said, crying.

Tuesday marked the first time Constand had faced each other in court since 2005, when she was given a financial settlement after she filed a civil suit against Cosby.

During a morning of questioning, lawyer Angela Agrusa focused on statements Constand gave to police more than a year after the alleged assault, and highlighted a number of phone calls the woman made to Cosby even after the alleged assault occurred. Constand then said her legs went numb and she later passed out before she awoke with Cosby sexually assaulting her.

Ms Constand first met Mr Cosby in late 2002 after being hired as the director of basketball operations for Temple University's women's basketball program. Cosby then [assaulted her], she said.

"I did not want to stir up any trouble", she said.

She said she also feared what Cosby might do. Both times, Constand said, she made it clear she didn't welcome the behavior. She said she moved away, told him that she was not interested in a physical relationship and left the house.

She also said she wanted to stop Cosby but could not. "Are they herbal?" she recalled asking the entertainer when he gave her three pills.

Cosby's lawyer, Angela Agrusa, focused not on the details of the alleged assault but on other aspects of Constand's narrative, including discrepancies in several police interviews Constand gave in 2005 when she chose to report the crime a year later. After briefly losing consciousness, she regained it as Cosby was touching her private parts, she testified.

Cosby, 79, is on trial for aggravated indecent assault.

While former Temple University employee became teary-eyed on two or three occasions as she was describing the incident in question, she remained calm for the majority of her hours-long testimony. But Constand continued on the stand, saying when she stood up, her legs were wobbly.

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