Cosby paid accuser $3.38m

5 takeaways from Janice Dickinson's testimony at Cosby trial

5 takeaways from Janice Dickinson's testimony at Cosby trial

Overall, the defense has been working hard to paint Cosby's chief accuser, the woman on whom the entire retrial really rests, as a desperate person who has manufactured falsehoods about an old and lonely man in order to make money and gain fame. In June, a judge declared a mistrial when the jury in the first trial could not reach a verdict.

As a child actor on "The Cosby Show", Nicolle Rochelle says she looked up to Bill Cosby as a "father figure", a mentor who offered her career advice and made her laugh on the set. The next thing she remembered, she told the jury, was waking with a jolt.

Until then, she had blamed herself for the encounter, and had told few people about it, except her husband, a psychologist and her three daughters.

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After a couple more follow-ups about lawsuits - Constand has none pending against Cosby - Feden then asked why Constand was here.

Constand, 45, said that at one point during the evening in question, Cosby inserted his fingers into her vagina and placed her hand on his penis. "When I was very young, I followed her life story and I thought to myself, 'I want to be like this woman.' Now, I'm finally realizing the dream".

Prosecutor Kevin Steele said in his opening statement Monday that Constand received a almost $3.4 million settlement from Cosby in a 2006 civil settlement. "I don't want to have that guilt and shame".

"Our new defense team has had the opportunity to thoroughly research her testimony and statements from past year, and will point to even more inconsistencies", he said.


Janice Baker-Kinney, the third accuser told jurors that she was raped by Cosby when she was 24-years-old, after he pressed her to take two pills that she believed were "Quaaludes" - a type of sedative that Cosby had admitted in the past obtaining with a view to having sex.

Dickinson had a Polaroid camera with her, she said, and snapped photos of Cosby in the room wearing a colorful robe and talking on the telephone. She said she did it to accommodate her grandmother. He did not. And I was lying down, and he was forcing himself in my mouth. Only when dozens and dozens of women began speaking out in 2014 and 2015 did Montgomery County prosecutors reexamine the allegation, which was up against the statute of limitations deadline. But when Cosby's lawyers brought up a $100 million fund lawyer Gloria Allred has said Cosby's victims should receive, the women said they were either completely unaware or knew little about it. "That's why I didn't say I was raped or feel that way".

The first time Bill Cosby went to trial on charges that he drugged and molested a woman, his lawyers went with a classic defense: "She's a liar".

Chelan Lasha weeps as she returns to the courtroom where she is testifying against Bill Cosby at his sex-assault retrial in Norristown, Pa., on April 11, 2018. I couldn't move anymore after that.

"That's not about the victims, that's about yourself and if you are going to protest rape, you shouldn't rip your clothes off", Wyatt told ABC News.

Cosby later spoke to Constand's mother Gianna by phone and apologized for any stress he had caused them. "I have something for that", Cosby said, according to her testimony.

While 60 women have publicly accused Cosby, the three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Constand is the only criminal case to stick, as most of the alleged abuse happened too long ago to prosecute.

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