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Bill Cosby to accuser Andrea Constand's mother: 'Mom, she had an orgasm'

Bill Cosby to accuser Andrea Constand's mother: 'Mom, she had an orgasm'

"I don't really remember how dim the lights were, but I did have to eat my dinner", Constand said.

QUOTE: "I was mistaken".

The playing of the tape coincided with the appearance on the witness stand of Gianna Constand, who proved to be a significant prosecution ally and a formidable adversary for Cosby's defense team. "I've never heard of Benadryl affecting someone like that", she said.

The 44-year-old testified on Tuesday that she saw Cosby as a "mentor", and considered him "somewhat of an older figure". Constand alleges that after she was incapacitated by the pills, Cosby sexually assaulted her.

The mother held the courtroom audience rapt as she recounted 2½ hours of unrecorded phone calls with Cosby in January 2005, shortly after she'd learned of her daughter's allegations about an incident at the comedian's suburban Philadelphia home the year before. "I think, partly, what you're saying is true", she finally said.

Meanwhile, Victoria Valentino, one of the many accusers, came up with her support for Andrea. Gianni said, claiming she asked, "What medication did you give to my daughter, and why, when my daughter was sick from why didn't you call 911?"

Standing at a podium, the lawyer painstakingly reviewed Constand's phone records and police statements, hoping to show she changed her mind about the date of the alleged assault and gave authorities an incomplete picture of her friendship with the TV star.

He says he had a romantic relationship with Constand. Wasn't she? I keep imagining myself as a witness, stating to a jury that I had been drunk, yes, or that I had maintained some questionable relationships, or behaved strangely-these things that are the prerogatives and sometimes the hallmarks of the ordinary life of an imperfect person but can damn a woman so quickly once she says she's been hurt. In fact Cosby called Gianna Constand "Mom" throughout the conversation, she says. "Of course she was calling him back". Constand stuck to her story even as she acknowledged at least one discrepancy.




Agrusa also asked about why Constand's mother, Gianna, had purchased a recording device to record phone calls with Cosby. Andrea Constand, center, walks to the courtroom during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

Gianna Constand, who followed her daughter to the stand, sounded alarmed at the thought Andrea had been drugged, and angry that they still don't know what type of pills Cosby gave her. Andrea Constand said the pills left her paralyzed and unable to stop Cosby from penetrating her with his finger and putting her hand on his genitals.

Agrusa noted that before they went to police, however, Constand's mother in Canada called a guidance counselor at Philadelphia Central High School to confirm the date of the dinner.

Cosby is charged with aggravated indecent assault. More than 50 women have accused him of sexual assault or misconduct. One other accuser, Kelly Johnson, was allowed to testify as prosecutors seek to establish that Cosby's alleged assault was part of a pattern. She testified she let Cosby know she wasn't interested in his advances.

ALLYN: Cosby's attorneys have said the encounter in question was consensual.

His sweater-wearing portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable made him a household name and one of the most beloved comedians in the world. If convicted, Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison.

ALLYN: Eventually, it'll be up to seven men and five women to decide Cosby's fate.

If lawyers, who believe the trial will last about two weeks, then this case looks like it might be more than a mini-series.


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