Constand, an athletic 6-footer with dark curly hair, was calm and collected as she testified, looking at the jury as she began describing the assault. According to Constand, the comedian gave her three blue pills to help with the stress she was feeling over an upcoming career shift.
The defense asked her why she had called Cosby 53 times after the alleged assault, to which Constand said they were about the women's basketball team and often during a tournament period, and that "it had more to do with business than it did with me personally".
Constand also reportedly said Cosby had made advances at her in the past, having put a hand on her thigh and, on another occasion, tried to undress her before withdrawing when she said "I'm not here for that". "I was panicking a little bit but I knew I couldn't really get up", she said. Cosby leaned in to listen, whispered to his lawyer and shook his head. He was instead joined by a TV daughter, Keshia Knight Pulliam, who was five when he made her a child star on the "The Cosby Show". So far, more than 50 women have come forward to accuse the former Cosby Show actor of drugging and sexually assaulting them. Constand's case is the only one in which Cosby has been charged. Cosby had attended Temple, and Constand had met him when she worked for the women's basketball team.
The AP does not typically identify people who say they are sexual assault victims unless they grant permission, which Johnson has done. "Of course she was calling him back". "And I believed he supported numerous athletic programs".
She said she awoke in the early morning, quietly passing Cosby in the kitchen as she left so she could make it to her Temple office on time. He wanted to see the new locker rooms, which she and a few others showed him. "I wanted guidance and I wanted to protect myself", Constand explained. He said her testimony hastened a settlement of the workers' compensation claim for around $10,000.
"I said I trust you", she recalled saying at the time.
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She said she walked toward the kitchen and Cosby was there and offered her tea and a muffin. Mr Miller testified that she told him the assault occurred in 1990. "So I just went along with them".
Regardless, Feden said Constand could not have consented that night given her condition.
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But Constand said Wednesday she was merely returning his messages. She testified she had responded that she did not.
She said she took two sips of the tea, nibbled the top of the muffin and left.
"I was leaving in a month, and I did not want to stir up any trouble, and for it to look negative to not talk with a trustee", Constand said.
Constand testified that she was going to confront Cosby about the assault during an event he was hosting at his home for high school students.
The testimony of Ms Sewell - and of Joseph Miller, who represented the William Morris Agency when Ms Johnson filed a workers compensation claim against them - largely supported Ms Johnson's testimony. One of the incidents she mentioned was their meeting at Foxwoods Resort Casino in CT, wherein he tried to unzip her trousers.