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'I was frozen': Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped

'I was frozen': Cosby accuser says she was drugged, groped

Andrea Constand, the key prosecution witness, told jurors on Tuesday in a suburban Philadelphia courtroom that Cosby gave her unidentified pills at his home that he claimed would help her relax.

Andrea Constand said Tuesday that she met the comedian while working for the women's basketball team at his alma mater, Temple University.

"In my head, I was trying to get my hands to move, my legs to move, but I was frozen", she said after describing how Cosby had spent months gaining her trust. "When I felt that, I leaned forward and he took his hand away...'I said I'm not here for that, I don't want that'". Vulture adds that Constand repeatedly contacted Cosby after the alleged assault happened in an attempt to find out what he gave her and to confront him about what happened, but Cosby only said at the time that he thought she "had an orgasm".

The 79-year-old Cosby is on trial on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman more than a decade ago.

She quoted him as saying - "They'll take the edge off".

But Ms Constand said her vision started to blur about 20 minutes after taking the pills. It's unsure what exactly Constand will say when she takes the stand, but chances are she will be thoroughly questioned about her experiences of the night of the incident, as well as how she handled it afterward.

Cosby's wife, Camille, is supposed to attend the trial at some point, Wyatt told PEOPLE, but she has yet to make an appearance. Prosecutors hope her testimony will show that Cosby had a pattern of assaulting women after befriending them.

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

The defence has attacked Johnson's credibility over discrepancies in her accounts, including the year it occurred. "And I believed he supported numerous athletic programs", Constand said. Constand and Johnson are the only Cosby accusers expected to testify during the two-week trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

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The pioneering black comedian faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault in one of America's biggest celebrity lawsuits in years.

Constand's cross-examination will continue when court resumes Wednesday. "I began to slur my words and I told Mr. Cosby that I had trouble seeing him and I was seeing two of him", she recalled.

Upon leaving the courtroom, Cosby laughed and said "Hey, Hey, Hey", his Fat Albert catchphrase, apparently in reply to an onlooker who was singing the theme song from the 1970s cartoon. She said she continued to visit Cosby because "I wasn't scared of someone making a pass at me or an advance at me".

The defense has suggested that her repeated calls to him show the encounter was consensual. She also said Cosby was mentoring her for a career in sports broadcast.

Later, Ms Sewell says the comedian forced her daughter to take a pill.

"So once you got ahold of your phone records and realized you could not have been passed out and unconscious, you changed your story", Agrusa asked.

When she "came to", Ms Johnson said, she was lying on the bed.

She claimed to have developed debilitating stress from her secretarial job at the William Morris Agency and eventually settled for around $10,000, according to Miller, who represented the talent agency in the case.

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