Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial: Andrea Constand shares how the star claimed ignorance of encounter
Andrea Constand recalls how two months after the traumatic incident, she confronted Bill Cosby who claimed absolute ignorance of the encounter
Andrea Constand was the key witness in Bill Cosby's retrial and shared that she had confronted him regarding the alleged drugging and molesting which had happened to her a few months before while Cosby’s attorney Tom Mesereau was busy cross-examining her.
"I wanted to know what pills he gave me and why he did that to me," Constand told the court. The ex-Temple University employee testified that she had attended a group dinner at a Chinese restaurant that Cosby had invited her to. She drove back to his house for a less than five-minute visit and confronted him.
She testified that Bill "stumbled over his words" and said two more things, "I don’t know what you’re talking about" and "I thought you had an orgasm."
In response, Mesereau asked her, "And you just left?" to which Constand replied, "I did. He would not answer my question."
Bill Cosby is currently being re-tried on three counts of aggravated indecent assault which is based on Constand's accusation that the disgraced comedian molested in the year 2004 outside of his home in Philadelphia. The initial trial ended in a mistrial as the jury was unable to reach a verdict after five long days of debating.
Andrea also testified as to why she agreed to a $3.38 million civil settlement in which Cosby did not admit to wrongdoing. She goes on to explain how all she wanted was for it be over. "(I signed it) because it was a very painstaking process for me and my family, it tore my family apart and we just wanted it over," she said in court.
Cosby, 80, has said their sex was consensual and has pleaded not guilty to the three charges. Last week, several other women also told jurors that they believe that Cosby had drugged and molested them. Their stories aimed to shed light on the fact that Cosby's attack on Constand wasn't a singular error but part of a pattern of misbehavior.