Andrea Constand walks to the courtroom during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. But at the time I did not have the courage to tell my family.
Later, the defense laid into Constand over several late-night phone calls made to Sherry Williams, Andrea's supposed former girlfriend. She testified that their friendship was critical to the school's athletics department where she worked at the time.
Although the second day of trial suggested a romantic relationship between Cosby and her accuser, it remains to be seen how the jurors take it forward.
At the defense table, Cosby leaned in to listen, whispered to his lawyer and, during some of Constand's testimony, shook his head. Constand refused to yield the point, saying his conduct - touching her thigh and her trousers zipper - had been "suggestive" but not sexual.
Constand acknowledged on cross-examination that she initially told police she had never been alone with Cosby before the alleged assault.
"Why Camille is not here is something only Camille can comment on and she has chosen not to do so", Allred said. Under the terms of that settlement, Constand was unable to speak publicly about the alleged assault until her courtroom testimony on Tuesday. Also, Cosby's admission to police that Constand consented to their sexual encounter could be troublesome for him given that Constand is gay.
Constand, a former Temple University employee, said she had viewed Cosby as a mentor.
Cosby says he gave Constand Benadryl to relieve stress, insisting their sexual relations were consensual and accusing her of lying. She testified that he grabbed her thigh during one instance at his home and attempted to unbutton her trousers in another.
What's more, Constand's seemingly suggestive behavior toward Cosby was brought into question.
"You were befriending him because he was going to be able to give you some resources to get into broadcasting", Agrusa said, a charge that Constand denied.
"Yes", replied Constand, though she said the bath salts were not from her, but from a friend.
When she asked if they were herbal, he nodded, she said.
She said Cosby told her, "I thought you had an orgasm".
Kelly Johnson testified on Day 1 that Cosby drugged and molested her at a Los Angeles hotel bungalow in 1996.
"I felt really humiliated and I was really confused", she said.
"Just getting started", defense attorney Angela Agrusa told reporters as she left the Montgomery County Courthouse on Tuesday after she spent a couple of hours cross-examining Andrea Constand. According to CBS, Constand's testimony continues Wednesday. If he's convicted, Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison on each of three felony counts and up to $25,000 in fines.
The AP does not typically identify people who say they are sexual assault victims unless they grant permission, which Constand and Johnson have done.
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.
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