Jury may soon hear from Cosby, even if he doesn't take stand

He said to me, 'don't worry mom there was no penile penetration, just digital penetration.' He was talking about it nearly like he was repeating it to me to believe that it was consensual or that it was OK by her.

The defence grilled Andrea Constand earlier on Wednesday for almost five hours, focusing on inconsistencies in her past testimony, on which much of the case rests in what experts say will boil down to her word against his.

The defense said Constand called Cosby 53 times after the alleged assault, including one call that lasted 20 minutes.

"He said he couldn't read the label and would have to go upstairs to read the prescription bottle, and he said he would mail it to me so I gave him the address", she testified. She says she made it clear she didn't welcome the behavior.

"She was having a lot of nightmares", her mother said "It was very, very frequent that she would scream in her sleep or wake up in a sweat". "Yet, she told police initially that she had not tried to contact him. They had trouble getting it back on", she said.

McMonagle appears to be trying to tap into jurors' sympathy for an older man with a "warm" public persona and separate that man from one who could be responsible for heinous crimes.

Gianna Constand was defiant in cross-examination, often firing back at defense attorney Angela Agrusa's questioning. The mother held the courtroom audience rapt as she recounted 2½ hours of unrecorded phone calls with Cosby in January 2005, shortly after she'd learned of her daughter's allegations about an incident at the comedian's suburban Philadelphia home the year before.

The real underlying argument that the defense is making, though, is that the sexual encounters that the women have been sufficiently mendacious or manipulated enough to call assault were actually consensual.

"I wanted to know what pills he had given me", Constand said. Agrusa suggested that earlier dinners between Constand and Cosby had been intimate. "Mom, he raped me".

Former Temple University employee Andrea Constand testifying with harrowing details that Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004.

Cosby's defense team said Wednesday that Andrea Constand had been alone with the comedian on numerous occasions before she accused him of assault, insinuating the meetups were romantic in nature. Constand said she told Cosby she was not interested.

Later, in an attempt to establish a romantic past, Agrusa highlighted Constand's account of a fireside dinner at Cosby's home with brandy and wine, in which she told police he placed his hand on her thigh. "This man was a trustee at Temple".

Also, Constand told Feden she was mistaken when she told Cheltenham Township Police that the incident occurred in March 2004 and not January of that year, which the defense had pointed out as an inconsistency between statements. Constand has said neither of those assertions was correct.

Cosby says that he gave Ms Constand the antihistamine Benadryl only to relieve stress, insisting that their sexual relations were consensual and accusing her of lying.

In August of that year, Constand testified, she asked Cosby's representatives for tickets for her and her family to see his show in Toronto.

Beginning Tuesday, Agrusa also painstakingly reviewed Constand's phone records and police statements, hoping to show she changed her mind about the date of the alleged assault and gave authorities an incomplete picture of her friendship with the TV star. She will return to the witness stand Wednesday.

According to LawNewz, Kyle Hunter accused Allred and two other attorneys with her firm of failing to interview witnesses and produce affidavits.

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