Model says Cosby raped her; chief accuser to testify today


Janice Dickinson, one of five accusers who testified against Cosby, told jurors the comedian gave her a pill he claimed would ease her menstrual cramps but instead left her immobilized and unable to stop an assault she called "gross". Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill denied the motion but warned a tearful Lasha against repeating such conduct.

"I didn't consent to this. I didn't know where to turn". "A married man, father of five kids, on top of me", Dickinson said. "How very wrong it was".

Constand, who worked as a women's basketball administrator at Temple University, his alma mater, said Cosby offered her pills and a sip of wine after she said she was "stressed" about telling the Temple coach of her plans to leave to study massage therapy in her native Canada.

She was given a second chance to confront the TV star in court after his first trial ended with a hung jury.

Constand told jurors Friday she has nothing to gain financially now by wanting Cosby locked up. He said she "hit the jackpot" when Cosby paid her $3.4 million to settle her lawsuit over allegations he drugged and molested her in 2004.

Cosby allegedly told the young woman to take both pills, saying, "It'll be okay".

Dickinson was 27 at the time and says she felt vaginal pain.

"I couldn't move my body", she added. But in a 2005 deposition that Mesereau showed her, Constand said she'd told her mother that she was affectionate toward him.

Constand stiffed roommates on utility bills, racked up big credit card bills and operated a Ponzi scheme while running women's basketball operations at Temple University, where Cosby was an alumnus and trustee, Mesereau said.

Wyatt said the women traded in "poetic licensing, better known as alternative facts" and were pawns in an "Ocean's 11-style script" cooked up by lawyers Gloria Allred and her daughter, Lisa Bloom, "to extort Mr. Cosby for $100 million".

Cosby said he would foot the bill for her transportation, Dickinson testified, but first wanted to do it cheaply - drawing a laugh from the courtroom crowd.

In Tahoe, she tested out her vocal range with Cosby's musical director, watched Cosby perform and then joined the two men for dinner at the hotel.

She testified that the pills made her feel woozy.

Dickinson said she wanted the book's sections about her rape to be complete and honest and gave that information to Fenjves but its use was overruled by publisher Judith Regan.

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Dickinson had a Polaroid camera with her, she said, and snapped photos of Cosby in the room wearing a colourful robe and talking on the telephone. Cosby stood trial a year ago on the charges, but the jury was unable to reach a verdict. "His robe opened up".

Dickinson, the only celebrity accuser to testify against Cosby, parried with defense attorneys who seized on discrepancies between her testimony Thursday and what she wrote about their encounter in her 2002 autobiography.

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Janice Dickinson took the witness stand in a Pennsylvania courtroom, testifying in Cosby's retrial on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

District Attorney Kevin Steele had revealed the previously secret settlement amount in his opening statement on Monday, in an apparent attempt to suggest Cosby wouldn't have paid out so much money if the accusations against him were false.

"It's all a fabrication there". It was written by ghostwriters.

Lise-Lotte Lublin was a 23-year-old model and aspiring actress when she says the comedian prodded her to drink two shots in his Las Vegas hotel suite.

Afterward, Constand said, "I was really humiliated".

"Yes, because I trusted him", she said, sobbing.

Five of those women may be called as witnesses by the prosecution in their efforts to persuade jurors that Cosby is a serial sexual criminal.

"These women proved that they were here to back up their sister - they got their sister's back", Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Thursday outside court.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand and Thomas have done.

The now frail and isolated 80-year-old Cosby could spend the rest of his life behind bars if convicted of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, 45, at his Philadelphia home in 2004.