Andrea Constand testifies in Bill Cosby trial

Andrea Constand testifies in Bill Cosby trial

In my head I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move but I was frozen and those messages didn't get there. "I remember wanting to pull up my dress and wanting to cover myself, but not being able to", Johnson said.

Cosby, 79, is charged with aggravated indecent assault and he could be jailed for 10 years if convicted.

Ms Sewell said they did not go to police at the time because her husband, a Los Angeles detective, feared the ordeal that would ensue.

Bill Cosby's lawyers are seizing on inconsistencies in his chief accuser's recollections of their relationship and the night she says he drugged and violated her more than a decade ago at his suburban Philadelphia home.

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. Mason also testified Tuesday afternoon, saying that Constand told him then that she did not recall having intercourse, but "she said she could tell that something foreign was in her body". She'd never before spoken publicly about what happened between them, barred from doing so by the terms of a confidential settlement they reached in 2006. In 2005, after the assault and a failed criminal investigation, she filed a civil lawsuit against Cosby and settled.

Pulliam - who played one of Cosby's daughters, Rudy Huxtable, on The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992 - spoke with reporters during a recess and opened up about why she was attending the first day of the trial.

While on the stand, Andrea Constand was asked why she stayed in contact with the accused.

"I felt him take his hand, put it on his penis and move it back and forth", she alleged. "It's really not my place to speak on that", she said.

Constand, who said she thought it was an herbal product, told police she fell into a stupor, unable to rebuff him as he molested her on the couch. "I don't want that".

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Cosby apologized to Constand's mother during a later phone call but again declined to say what medication he'd given her, Constand said.

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.

"I said, 'I see two of you and I'm slurring my words, '" she claimed in court. She told how Cosby allegedly gave her three blue pills, telling her they were to reduce stress. That's when she said he made an advance that made her feel uncomfortable, placing his hand on the button of her trousers, trying to unbutton it, she said. "I was very afraid because I had a secret about the biggest celebrity in the world at that time. I did not have the courage at the time to tell my family", she said.

"I don't know what that means", Ms Constand said.

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.

The cross-examination will continue Wednesday.

Bill Cosby arrived for the third day of his sexual assault trial accompanied by one of his co-stars from his 1970s movie run. "As an advocate for women and with my nonprofit the Kamp Kizzy Foundation, which is all about empowerment, self esteem for girls, I don't take these charges lightly". She said that when she awoke, Cosby was naked and forced her to sexually gratify him with her hand. Cosby became a mentor to Constand, and he would sometimes invite her to dinners at his house either alone or with others.

Miller says Johnson told a similar story at her deposition, including tearful details of how she woke up on a bed with her dress pulled down and her breast exposed.

"The absence of Camille Cosby is noted, usually a person charged with a crime, their spouse comes to show support for them", said attorney Gloria Allred, who represents 33 Cosby accusers.

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