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Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial

Agrusa also suggested Constand was tailoring her story in order to support her civil lawsuit against Cosby.

Bill Cosby's chief accuser is denying any prior romance between them as she's questioned by one of Cosby's lawyers in his sex assault case in suburban Philadelphia.

"In my head, I was trying to get my hands to move, my legs to move, but I was frozen", she testified at the entertainer's sexual assault trial. "I wasn't able to fight him away".

Los Angeles lawyer Angela Agrusa has spent a painstaking hour going over Andrea Constand's old phone records.

Constand said Cosby gave her three blue pills to relax, assured her they were herbal and then sexually assaulted her after the mystery medication left her feeling paralyzed.

"I began slurring my words".

I could see two of him.

Constand said she made it clear she did not welcome the advances.

Agrusa went through phone records that showed Constand's calls to Cosby after the alleged incident. "But ultimately, that's just how I've lived my life - in terms of being very genuine and authentic to who I am", the actress told reporters, according to E!

"Ms. Johnson [told] me Cosby had invited her to a Bel-Air hotel and had given her a pill to take and that she had gotten semi-unconscious because of whatever she had taken and that he exposed himself to her and taken some of her clothing off", the attorney, Joseph Miller, said. She said she met him through a well-respected donor of Temple University sports.

Constand claimed on a later date she confronted Cosby to try to determine what pills he had provided to her.

"So you knew on that first night that you were alone in his home, sitting by a fire and drinking brandy, that Mr. Cosby was interested in you in a romantic way", Agrusa said.




Andrea Constand's mother testified Wednesday about the calls.

Cosby's lawyers said that when Constand spoke with Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, police by phone on January 19, 2005, she said the exact date of the incident was March 16 - a date she thought she had confirmed by contacting someone else who attended the Central High dinner.

Constand has told jurors how her professional relationship with the Temple University trustee evolved into a friendship.

"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.

Cross-examination is due to continue on Wednesday.

The defense's argument boiled down to whether a victim would remember the date of a sexual assault or whether it could be reasonably confused with the date of another encounter, a conflation Constand said she made.

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

"He was a Temple friend, somebody I trusted, a mentor and somewhat of an older figure to me", Constand testified.

Bill Cosby arrived for the third day of his sexual assault trial accompanied by one of his co-stars from his 1970s movie run.

Constand claimed Cosby assisted her to the couch and laid her down, and that she doesn't recall passing out.

Cosby's wife, Camille, was not in court on Tuesday and has not appeared at any of his court hearings. They showed that before she reported the alleged assault to police in January 2005, she tried to contact attorneys. "There was a nice mood.", Agrusa began, paraphrasing Constand's 2005 statement to police.

Pulliam has defended him in the past and in an interview with Access Hollywood, she told the public to hold their judgment.

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