Accuser Andrea Constand denies framing TV star

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Gianna Constand testified Monday about a phone call she had with Cosby in 2005, about a year after her daughter says he drugged and molested her.

4 5, Constand, testified last week which Cosby sexually assaulted and knocked out her with pills.

Constand's mother followed her on the witness stand and bolstered her account, testifying about a phone conversation she said she had with the comedian about a year after the alleged assault in which he described in graphic detail their sexual account and then apologized.

Ms Jackson's testimony was blocked by a judge at last year's initial trial after Ms Constand denied knowing her.

Ms Constand is one of about 50 women to have accused Cosby of assault dating back as far as 1965; however, her case is the only one recent enough to satisfy statute of limitations. The former Temple University basketball administrator was later released from the stand after almost two days of questioning.

Cosby, 80, is undergoing his second trial on charges that he drugged and raped Andrea Constand, 45, at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2014.

Mesereau clawed back, making clear to jurors that Constand's answers have varied on the date of the alleged assault, how often she dined out with Cosby, whether she made a point of wearing a cashmere sweater he gifted her to one of their meetings and where she wound up when she visited his room at a CT casino.

The defense lawyer then asked, "Did you ever fabricate a scheme to falsely accuse him for money?" Cosby settled the case for about $3.4 million.

On cross examination the defense asked if Andrea's demeanor was due to her having financial troubles at Temple, and other issues not related to Cosby.

Andrea Constand told jurors on Monday she doesn't "recall ever having a conversation with" Marguerite Jackson.

At the time, she was director of operations for the women's basketball team at Temple University, the entertainer's alma mater.

The primary accuser at expenses Cosby's retrial about Monday denied court she framed the comedian arguing she doesn't understand a vital witness who's expected to announce she spoke honestly about attracting false accusations towards a high profile actor.

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In a cringe-worthy moment earlier Monday, the cellphone of lead defense counsel Tom Mesereau went off as he grilled Constand, drawing a menacing look from the judge.

The defense said Constand spent late nights at the comedian's home, drove four hours to see him at a casino and called him twice on Valentine's Day, about a month after the alleged assault.

She said Cosby told her he'd given Andrea Constand a prescription drug - not the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl as he has claimed - but didn't provide the name of it. But Constand's phone records show she did not make any calls to Cosby's home that month.

Constand says she felt a duty to answer Cosby's inquiries since he was an alumnus and trustee. She has testified that she saw the former TV star as a mentor and had no romantic interest in him.

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The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial says he's seeing the courtroom clearly again after having emergency surgery over the weekend to fix a torn retina.

His face remained animated throughout the afternoon - growing wide-eyed at the mention of his own penis, shaking his head as lawyers quibbled and openly chuckling when judge Steven O'Neill allowed a question through, saying "it's not that leading". He said waiting too long could've caused him to lose sight in the eye. He says the encounter was consensual.

Andrea Constand, plaintiff for the Bill Cosby trial, arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for the sixth day of his sexual assault retrial on April 16, 2018, in Norristown, Penn. Constand said Cosby asked her to "come pick up baked goods.I didn't know I was going to be going into his room".

Constand also struggled to explain why she had sent emails soliciting funds for a purported Ponzi scheme while at Temple, claiming she didn't know much about the company and had only cut and pasted promises of big returns for a risk-free $65 investment to help a friend.

Mesereau repeatedly asked Constand if she had abided by its terms, which barred her from initiating criminal charges against him.

Mesereau opened the sex assault retrial last week with a blistering attack on Constand, telling jurors the evidence will show she's nothing more than a con artist.

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