Constand Denies Defense Claim She Plotted to Extort Cosby

Constand Denies Defense Claim She Plotted to Extort Cosby

Constand Denies Defense Claim She Plotted to Extort Cosby

Constand on Monday told jurors she doesn't "remember having a dialog".

Ms Constand explained that she may have been mistaken, that there were times Mr Cosby told her in advance that the gate would be open and that she often reached him at another number.

A woman says Bill Cosby described in graphic detail his sexual encounter with her daughter and then apologized.

"He said to me, 'Don't worry, Mom, there was no penile penetration,"' Gianna Constand testified.

The 80-year-old comedian says his encounter with Constand was consensual.

Andrea Constand alleges Cosby drugged and assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

She also insisted she doesn't know a key defense witness who plans to testify that she spoke of making false accusations against a celebrity to make money.

The defence lawyer then asked, "Did you ever fabricate a scheme to falsely accuse him for money?"

Constand also denied knowing or having a conversation with Marguerite Jackson, a former Temple University colleague.

The protection plans to telephone Jackson like a witness and says she will testify which before Constand lodged her allegations against Cosby in 2005, Constand had reverted for her to setting up a "high profile man" and submitting suit.

Cosby attorney Tom Mesereau, who's predicted Constand that a "con artist" who framed Cosby after which collected a3.4 million settlement, then requested her about Jackson throughout crossexamination on Monday. She accused Bliss of bullying her and asking off-topic questions, saying at one point, "Don't talk to me like that". Judge Steven O'Neill ruled that Jackson can take the stand at the retrial but said he might revisit the issue after Constand finished testifying.

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Their stories aimed to bolster prosecutors' argument that Cosby's attack on Constand wasn't a singular error but part of a pattern of misbehavior.

The protection stated she drove 4 hours to see him in a match invested late evenings in the home of the comedian and called him on Valentine's Day, roughly a month immediately after the alleged attack. In this call, Gianna Constand tried to ask when Cosby would send her the name of the drug he gave to her daughter when she was allegedly assaulted.

Mesereau clawed back, making clear to jurors that Constand's answers have varied on the date of the alleged assault, how often she dined out with Cosby, whether she made a point of wearing a cashmere sweater he gifted her to one of their meetings and where she wound up when she visited his room at a CT casino.

If convicted, Cosby could get up to 10 years in prison on each of three charges of aggravated indecent assault.

Picking up where he left off Friday, Mesereau questioned Constand about inconsistencies in her police statements and prior testimony, and about the nature and extent of her relationship with Cosby.

In many cases, she said she was only returning his calls, perhaps to alert him to a basketball game, and that her contacts were not evidence of any romance.

Mesereau said Constand told police in 2005 that she called Cosby from her university-issued cellphone just before she arrived at his house on the night of the alleged assault to ensure the gate would be open.

Among the "prior bad acts" witnesses was TV star and supermodel Janice Dickinson, who testified Thursday that she confronted Cosby and wanted to strike him after she said he drugged her and raped her in 1982 at a hotel in Lake Tahoe.

Phone data reveal Constand, the former director of women's basketball operations in Temple University, manufactured brief forecasts for Cosby across the right time of a Temple residence video game on February 14, 2004, the thirty day period immediately after the alleged attack. Mesereau asked her. Constand testified that she felt a duty to answer Cosby's inquiries since he was a powerful alumnus and trustee.

But sparks flew between her mother, Gianna Constand, and Cosby's defense attorney, Kathleen Bliss, Monday afternoon.

Bliss listed several jobs and career opportunities that Gianna Constand was unaware of at NBC and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, that Andrea Constand interviewed for because of her connection to Cosby.

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