Cosby Accuser Andrea Constand Says She Takes The Stand 'For Justice'


The woman said she met Cosby in Las Vegas and passed out while drinking alcohol wth him.

Dickinson is the best known of 60 women who have accused Cosby of sexual misdeeds.

"He got on top of me and his robe opened and I remembered he smelled like cigars and espresso and his body odor".

Dickinson is the fourth out of five women who've taken the stand to claim Cosby drugged and raped them. According to The New York Times, Dickinson described what she remembered from that encounter to the jury, claiming that Cosby sexually assaulted her after giving her a pill that she believed to be for menstrual cramps. He put a pillow under her head and said, "Just relax there".

The host of The Cosby Show was once the biggest name in U.S. television, synonymous with wholesome family entertainment, and a Hollywood trailblazer for African Americans.

Though he had made two passes at her, she said she was clear to him that she had no romantic interest in him, and she testified that she did not feel threatened by him. She tried moving her arms and legs but couldn't do that either.

"I don't lie, sir", Dickinson said, her voice rising.

The supermodel continued, "I was feeling really lightheaded and it didn't sound like my words were coming out". I was just in shock.

"'That wasn't cool, '" she said she told him.

Dickinson, who is now 63, has spoken publicly about her allegations against Cosby in the past, saying that he drugged and raped her when she was 27 years old. She testified she had a cold at the time and Cosby offered her an antihistamine.

"Did you take what he said was an antihistamine?" prosecutor M. Stewart Ryan asked.

Dickinson said she did not report that the assault to police out of fear it'd destroy her career. She had dinner with the actor and another man whom she said was a musical director. A very powerful man. Constand is telling jurors she has nothing to gain financially now by wanting him locked up. The model narrated she went to Lake Tahoe to meet with Cosby to talk about her career. "I told him I was pregnant".

"I mentioned it to the gentlemen at the table and Cosby said, 'I have something for that.' And I was given a blue pill", Dickinson said.

Cosby's first trial ended in a hung jury last June, with a sequestered panel hopelessly deadlocked after 52 hours of deliberations.

The now frail and isolated 80-year-old entertainer could spend the rest of his life behind bars if convicted of drugging and molesting 45-year-old Andrea Constand when she was a Temple University employee in January 2004.

The defence has called the other accusers irrelevant, urging jurors to focus only on the charges that Cosby is facing. Cosby then got on top her, she testified. The prosecution argues that these "prior bad acts" witnesses show that Cosby's behavior shows a pattern of misconduct and he did not make a one-time mistake in his actions toward Constand.

On cross-examination Thursday, defense attorney Mesereau questioned why Baker-Kinney waited to come forward until 2015, after lawyer Gloria Allred proposed that Cosby use his vast resources to compensate accusers.

The morning after the alleged rape, Dickinson said she woke up in her own hotel room, mostly unclothed, and was sore between her legs.

Explaining that the assault was glossed over because of pressure Cosby and his lawyers exerted on her publisher, Dickinson testified on cross-examination that she "wasn't under oath" when she wrote the book like she is now.

"It was gross", she said.

Constand said the actor twice made potential overtures but complied respectfully when she resisted.

Dickinson testified she was broke at the time and she wrote the book for money to pay for her children's education.

"I think you've been great", she deadpanned, leaving the judge red in the face, and the courtroom in stitches. In opening statements, Mesereau called the prosecution's strategy with these witnesses "prosecution by distraction" because they did not have enough evidence in Constand's case.