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Cosby's chief accuser denies romance before alleged assault

13 Juin 2017

Agrusa also spent a painstaking hour going over Constand's phone records, hoping to show she changed her mind about the date she says Cosby assaulted her. MORE: Cosby's image as father, family man on the line at sex trialAt times, Agrusa stumbled over dates and details in her questions, confusing July for January, and "Canadian police" for the department in Cheltenham Township, where Cosby's home is situated, prompting a prosecutor to ask for clarification.

Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the third day of his sexual assault trial. Constand knew he was well connected and said she felt humiliated and confused.

Shortly after, she told him she had become "frozen" and incapacitated, she testified. She later amended that account to sometime between mid-January and mid-February 2004, while on Tuesday she said it took place in early January. Cosby's attorneys have said the pills he gave Constand were Benadryl and that their sexual activity was consensual. Andrea Constand testified yesterday that Cosby gave her pills and wine before sexually assaulting her, alleging: "I said, 'What are they, are they natural, are they herbal?'" and she said he told her, "These will help you relax".

Constand testified that she was invited to Cosby's Philadelphia mansion and thought nothing of it at the time.

Johnson's mother, Patrice Sewell, also testified to receiving a call from her "hysterical" daughter, who told her that Cosby had assaulted her and tried to have her fired from William Morris.

During the cross-examination of Andrea Constand in Bill Cosby's high-profile sexual assault trial on Wednesday, June 7, the shamed comedian's defense team attempted to expose inconsistencies in the former Temple University employee's Tuesday testimony.

"She could go to school", he said. "There was a nice mood.", Agrusa began, paraphrasing Constand's 2005 statement to police. The comedian once dubbed America's Dad could get 10 years in prison if convicted.

"I sound like a perverted person", Cosby said, according to Gianna Constand, who called Cosby after she first heard the allegations from her daugher. "I wanted guidance and I wanted to protect myself because I felt that if I went to the police that Mr. Cosby would retaliate and try to hurt me".

She also denied suggestions there was any kind of a romantic relationship between her and Cosby. Daughter from "The Cosby Show" stands by comedian at trial " You were sitting by the fire.

Defense attorney Angela Agrusa on Wednesday walked Constand through a series of phone records in an effort to suggest that Constand pursued Cosby even after the incident in question.

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"What was the one thing I asked you to do when I met you?"

Cosby, 79, was charged in 2015 with felony aggravated indecent assault shortly before the statute of limitations on Constand's claim expired.

"Once you got hold of your phone records and realized you can not have been passed out ... the night you told police - you changed your story?" defense attorney Angela Agrusa asked.

Constand, 44, also faced questions over the night prior to her alleged attack that she allegedly met Cosby at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in CT.

In cross examination, his lawyers pointed out that the two had repeatedly been in contact after the alleged assault.

"Ma'am, I never got ahold of my phone records", Constand maintained.

Agrusa also questioned why Constand allowed herself to be alone with Cosby after the comedian had made advances on two occasions - touching her thigh one time and trying to open her trousers another time.

"I wanted it to stop" she said, but was unable to fight.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are sexual assault victims unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.