Cosby SexualAssault Trial Day 3: Chief Accuser Andrea Constand Denies Romance Before Alleged Assault
publish date: 2017-06-07
The defense continued its cross-examination of the former Temple University employee.
Bill Cosby's chief accuser on Wednesday (June 7) denied they had a romantic relationship before he allegedly drugged and assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home. The defense resumed its cross-examination of Andrea Constand one day after she broke her long public silence about Cosby by testifying that the comedian gave her three blue pills and then violated her with his fingers in 2004 as she lay paralyzed, unable to tell him to stop.
Cosby lawyer Angela Agrusa suggested that Constand, a 44-year-old former employee of the basketball program at Temple University, once enjoyed a romantic dinner at Cosby's home before the alleged assault. "You were sitting by the fire. The room was dark. There was a nice mood,..." Agrusa began, paraphrasing Constand's 2005 statement to police.