Will justice come down on Bill Cosby? We shall see.
As we reported, the first day of testimony in the comedian’s sexual assault case against Andrea Constand was as horrifying as you’d imagine, with witness and alleged victim Kelly Johnson telling the court that Cosby “intimidated” her into taking a pill at the Bel-Air Hotel in 1996. Johnson worked as Cosby’s agent’s assistant at William Morris.
The second day of the trial was as, if not more, harrowing for everyone involved.
On Tuesday, Constand — the woman at the center of the controversy — took the stand for 90 minutes where she emotionally recalled a night in January 2004 where she visited The Bill Cosby Show star’s house. According to the former Temple University employee, the actor gave her three blue pills which he said would help her relax. Later that night:
“I have no recollection until at some point later I was jolted conscious, I was jolted awake, and I felt Mr. Cosby’s hand groping my breasts. I also felt his hand inside my vagina moving in and out. And I felt him take my hand and place it on his penis and move it back and forth.”
The next morning, the former director of operations woke up disoriented, and was “confused” by the ordeal.
“I felt really humiliated and I was really confused… I just wanted to go home.”
When Andrea went back to Cosby’s house to confront him about what happened, he was “evasive” in his response:
“Mr. Cosby looked at me and said ‘I thought you had an orgasm? Did you?'”
Additionally, Dr. Patrice Sewell — Kelly Johnson’s mother — took the stand to testify how her daughter’s experience with the now-79-year-old caused her immense strife and anguish.
“She changed considerably├óΓé¼┬ª[She became] Anxious. Depressed. Sad… She folded down on herself… Her circle of friends became narrower. She’d go to work, she’d come home. She had very little social life. Her self esteem was really damaged. She lost her ability to take risks with friendships. Being around a lot of people made her uncomfortable.”
Sewell said her husband — a Los Angeles police detective — didn’t want his daughter to report the incident to authorities in fear of “embarrassment.”
“Her father didn’t want her to be humiliated and feel shame and embarrassment as he’d said other women go through when they went to the police at that time.”
Tuesday was an emotional — yet necessary — day for Bill Cosby and his accusers.
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