Andrea Constand took the stand this afternoon to give her much anticipated testimony at the Montgomery County Courthouse in the criminal case against the man she considered her mentor.

The former Director of Basketball for Temple University, of which Bill Cosby was a trustee, recalled the evening she went to his Pennsylvania home thinking they would discuss her career plans. 

Instead, she alleged she was drugged and assaulted. 

‘Put ’em down they’re your friends. They’ll help you relax.’ These are the words Cosby allegedly used to coerce Constand to swallow three blue pills that would leave her drugged, unconscious and vulnerable to sexual assault.   

Withing twenty minutes of taking the pills she said her vision went ‘blurry’ and she began seeing two of Cosby and her legs felt unsteady.

Andrea Constand arrived at Montgomery County Courthouse on Tuesday. The 44-year-old who accused Cosby of raping her in 2004 has not spoken publicly on the incident  

Andrea Constand arrived at Montgomery County Courthouse on Tuesday. The 44-year-old who accused Cosby of raping her in 2004 has not spoken publicly on the incident  

Andrea Constand arrived at Montgomery County Courthouse on Tuesday. The 44-year-old who accused Cosby of raping her in 2004 has not spoken publicly on the incident  

After much anticipation, Constand took the stand this afternoon. She told the court how Cosby allegedly drugged and raped her in 2004 

After much anticipation, Constand took the stand this afternoon. She told the court how Cosby allegedly drugged and raped her in 2004 

After much anticipation, Constand took the stand this afternoon. She told the court how Cosby allegedly drugged and raped her in 2004 

Her voice tight with emotion Constand recalled: ‘Mr Cosby stood up and I stood up because he said you probably need to relax and when I stood up my legs were not strong and I began to panic a little bit and Mr Cosby grabbed, helped me by my arm, and he assisted me over to a couch and said just relax, just lay down here you need to relax.’

She continued: ‘I was laying on my left side and he placed some kind of pillow under my neck and I don’t really remember passing out or I have no recollection until at some point later I was jolted conscious, jolted awake and I felt Mr Cosby’s hand groping my breast under my shirt. 

‘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.

‘I wasn’t able to [tell him to stop or push him away]. I wasn’t able to. In my head I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move but I was frozen and those messages didn’t get there and I was very limp.

Andrea Constand walks from the courtroom after testifying at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial

Andrea Constand walks from the courtroom after testifying at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial

Andrea Constand walks from the courtroom after testifying at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial

Bill Cosby chuckles as he leaves courtroom after hearing Andrea Constand testify about how he allegedly sexually assaulted her

Bill Cosby chuckles as he leaves courtroom after hearing Andrea Constand testify about how he allegedly sexually assaulted her

Bill Cosby chuckles as he leaves courtroom after hearing Andrea Constand testify about how he allegedly sexually assaulted her

All smiles: Bill Cosby and his team walk from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial on Tuesday

All smiles: Bill Cosby and his team walk from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial on Tuesday

All smiles: Bill Cosby and his team walk from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial on Tuesday

‘And so I wasn’t able to fight him away.’

Asked how she felt in that moment Constand’s voice broke as she said: ‘I wanted it to stop.’ 

Across the courtroom a smirk spread across Cosby’s face as he listened to Constand’s testimony.

He had sat impassive as stone to this point but as Constand spoke a clear grin lit his face and he ran his hands over his lips as if in contemplation.

Constand returned to Canada two months after the alleged assault – she claimed that part of her reason for not reporting Cosby was that she knew she was ‘almost home.’

But the following year, troubled by a bad dream, a particularly awful one pushed her to reveal the truth to her mother.

Her mother decided to call Cosby who returned her call. Constand said: ‘My mother and I were both on the phone.

‘We began speaking and I told Mr Cosby exactly what I remembered from that evening. I said I took 3 blue pills, I got blurry vision, I didn’t feel well, I went over to the couch and I proceeded to say all the things he did to me, with my mother on the telephone.

‘And Mr Cosby apologized to me and my mother.’

She asked him to tell her what it was he had given her. He said he didn’t have the name to hand, but that he would check his prescription medications.

She said: ‘He said he would write it down on a piece of paper and mail it to us. He said that he could not see right now the bottle that he wanted to see.’

 Dressed in a gray jacket and white slacks, Constand seemed confident as she walked into the courtroom 

 Dressed in a gray jacket and white slacks, Constand seemed confident as she walked into the courtroom 

 Dressed in a gray jacket and white slacks, Constand seemed confident as she walked into the courtroom 

Constand said that she felt ‘somewhat relieved’ after the conversation and Cosby’s alleged admission.

She added: ‘He agreed with everything that I told him and if I’m not mistaken he said again with my mother on the telephone that he thought I had an orgasm.’

Again Cosby smirked.

Earlier Constand had told the court the strange narrative of her relationship with Cosby – one that spanned approximately 16 months and that she characterized as a friendship.

She told how his telephone calls to her at Temple that began with inquiries about the basketball program became more personal in nature and how he began extending invitations to her to join him at his home at group dinners.

She recounted several such evenings and said that she had never felt threatened, uncomfortable or intimidated by Cosby whom, she assumed, was simply trying to introduce ‘a person from Canada, in a new city in a new job’ to people who might become a social circle for her.

She told Cosby that she had studied film and television as well as fitness but that she had let that part of her education slide for the most part. Cosby appeared keen to help her make inroads into sports broadcast in which she had expressed an interest.

On one occasion he invited her to dinner with him and a former Cosby Show writer, Charles Kip. She went, she said, then got the train home. Cosby reimbursed her for her ticket.

In another encounter she traveled to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut where Cosby was performing.

She recalled having dinner with Cosby and the Casino General Manager in Cosby’s room. After dinner she left with the General Manager and returned to her room.

Once there she said: ‘The phone rang and it was Mr Cosby. He said “I have some baked goods. Do you want to come upstairs and get some baked goods?”’

Constand returned to Cosby’s room: ‘He opened the door. He said I wanted you to have some baked goods he was unpacking some things off a cart in the room near where we ate dinner.

‘I walked into that room while I was talking with him and I wasn’t sure what was going on with the baked goods. I was just there. I sat on the foot of the bed. There was nowhere else to sit.

After I sat on the edge of the bed we must have been conversing and Mr Cosby moved over to the side of the bed and he just plopped himself down on the bed and reclined and he just closed his eyes.

‘His knee brushed up against my leg and I was watching him lying on the bed with his head on the pillows.

Cosby was seen arriving today with only his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt. Yesterday, the comedian was accompanied by his former Cosby Show daughter Keshia Knight Pulliam 

Cosby was seen arriving today with only his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt. Yesterday, the comedian was accompanied by his former Cosby Show daughter Keshia Knight Pulliam 

Cosby was seen arriving today with only his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt. Yesterday, the comedian was accompanied by his former Cosby Show daughter Keshia Knight Pulliam 

Bill Cosby walks to the courtroom during a break in his sexual assault trial on Tuesday. The comedian has refused to testify in the case

Bill Cosby walks to the courtroom during a break in his sexual assault trial on Tuesday. The comedian has refused to testify in the case

Bill Cosby walks to the courtroom during a break in his sexual assault trial on Tuesday. The comedian has refused to testify in the case

‘He didn’t’ say anything I didn’t know if something was wrong. He was just silent the whole time and I was probably there for around 10 minutes thinking ‘did he want to talk?’ I didn’t have any plans to say I still had my boots on. I said , “You’re tired, I should probably go.” I got up and left.’

Constand said she took the small box of baked goods Cosby had given her: ‘I kissed him cheek to cheek and then I left.’

Earlier today the court also heard testimony from the Canadian detective who took Constand’s first statement following her alleged assault. 

Detective Dave Mason recalled Constand had told him that Bill Cosby had given her blue pills which made her feel sleepy and turned her legs to ‘jelly.’

Drugged, drowsy and unable to move, Mason told how Constand woke with the awful sensation that ‘something foreign’ was inside her and aware of the sound of Cosby’s breathing as he lay behind her on the sofa in his Pennsylvania home. 

‘When she started experiencing those effects Mr Cosby escorted her into a sitting room where she lay down and she didn’t recall a lot after that,’ he said. 

‘She remembered him lying next to her in a spooning position. She remembered having him touch her breast. She remembers him getting her to touch his penis.

‘She remembered feeling that something foreign was in her body.’  

Cosby arrived at court Tuesday morning with just his spokesman by his side. Yesterday, he had been accompanied by his former TV daughter Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy Huxtable on the Cosby Show.

Lili Bernard, a former Cosby Show actress who has accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her was seen at the Montgomery County courthouse on Tuesday.

Detective Dave Mason gave Andrea Constand's (left) her first account of her sexual assault to the court on Tuesday. Constand told the officer that Cosby had given her blue pills that made her feel sleepy and turned her legs to 'jelly'

Detective Dave Mason gave Andrea Constand's (left) her first account of her sexual assault to the court on Tuesday. Constand told the officer that Cosby had given her blue pills that made her feel sleepy and turned her legs to 'jelly'

Detective Dave Mason gave Andrea Constand’s (left) her first account of her sexual assault to the court on Tuesday. Constand told the officer that Cosby had given her blue pills that made her feel sleepy and turned her legs to ‘jelly’

Constand had considered Cosby, then a trustee of Temple University where she worked as Director of Basketball, a mentor and friend

Constand had considered Cosby, then a trustee of Temple University where she worked as Director of Basketball, a mentor and friend

Constand pictured in 1987

Constand pictured in 1987

 Constand had considered Cosby, then a trustee of Temple University where she worked as Director of Basketball, a mentor and friend

Dressed in white and wearing a large button bearing the words, ‘We Stand in Truth,’ she carried a pink Gladiola – a sign of solidarity with Andrea Constand who has it tattooed on her upper left arm. 

Bernard, who played Mrs Minifield in the Cosby Show in 1984, has previously claimed Cosby offered to mentor her while she was a guest star before drugging, raping, and threatening her. 

A day before the trial began, the actress took to Twitter to share a photo of herself holding her flowers, an old picture of her and Constand, and a print out of the biblical passage of The Armor of God from Ephesians 6. 

In a statement released Tuesday evening, Lisa Bloom, model Janice Dickinson’s attorney, said: ‘We stand with Andrea Constand and we are in awe of her courage.’

In 2014, Dickinson came out publicly and said that Cosby had drugged and raped her.

‘Our legal system is broken,’ the statement added. ‘It allows rapists to go free if they can simply run down the clock. And this is easy to do, because victims often take years before they can get emotionally stable, financially secure, and physically safe. By then legal time deadlines have run and it’s too late for justice.

‘A system that was serious about holding rapists accountable would have no statute of limitations. Let women have access to the courts to prove their cases. 

‘It’s a shame that only Andrea Constand is able to bring criminal charges against Mr. Cosby. Janice wishes she could do that, as to dozens of other women.’    

On Monday, Kelly Johnson was called as the first witness for the prosecution in the criminal trial against Bill Cosby for sexual assault against Andrea Constand. 

Johnson, broke down and wept as she recalled an alleged sexual assault by Cosby at the Bel Air hotel in 1996. 

On Tuesday morning, her mother, Dr Patrice Sewell took the witness stand and told the court how Cosby conspired to get her daughter fired from her position as assistant to his agent at William Morris following the incident.

Dr Sewell said her daughter phoned her ‘in distress…hysterical and terrified,’ having overheard a telephone conversation placed from Mr Cosby to her then boss, his agent, Tom Illius.

She said: ‘She was distraught… because of the conversation that she had heard and she thought that both Mr Cosby and Tom or Mr Cosby was setting her up in some kind of way.’

At the time of that phone call Johnson had not told her mother about her meeting with Cosby in a bungalow at the Bel Air Hotel in 1996 when, she told the court yesterday, Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her – forcing her to swallow two large white pills that left her feeling ‘underwater’ and caused her to lose consciousness.

Day two: Former Cosby Show actress Lili Bernard was seen arriving at Montgomery County Court Tuesday morning wearing a button which read 'We Stand In Truth' and holding a Gladiola flower, a print out of Ephesians 6, and an old photo of her and Andrea Constand

Day two: Former Cosby Show actress Lili Bernard was seen arriving at Montgomery County Court Tuesday morning wearing a button which read 'We Stand In Truth' and holding a Gladiola flower, a print out of Ephesians 6, and an old photo of her and Andrea Constand

Day two: Former Cosby Show actress Lili Bernard was seen arriving at Montgomery County Court Tuesday morning wearing a button which read ‘We Stand In Truth’ and holding a Gladiola flower, a print out of Ephesians 6, and an old photo of her and Andrea Constand

When she came to she was in a bed, her dress pulled up from the hem and down to reveal her breasts. Cosby was behind her making grunting sounds. 

Later she recalled him putting lotion on her hand, placing it on his penis and having her masturbate him.

When questioned by prosecutor Kristen Feden, Dr Sewell said that in the weeks and months following the alleged assault she saw her daughter, ‘Turn in on herself.’ 

Her circle of friends dwindled, she stopped ‘taking risks on herself or relationships’ and was diagnosed as clinically depressed.

But in an often heated cross-examination, peppered with objections, defense attorney Angela Agrusa sought to show that there was a very different reason for Johnson leaving William Morris in 1996 and for the stress she displayed.

The actress took to Twitter on Sunday to share a photo of herself in solidarity with Constand. Bernard has accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her 

The actress took to Twitter on Sunday to share a photo of herself in solidarity with Constand. Bernard has accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her 

Lili Bernard and Andrea Constand

Lili Bernard and Andrea Constand

The actress took to Twitter on Sunday to share a photo of herself in solidarity with Constand. Bernard has accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her 

She was seen with Caroline Heldman on opening day of the sexual assault trial on Monday morning

She was seen with Caroline Heldman on opening day of the sexual assault trial on Monday morning

She was seen with Caroline Heldman on opening day of the sexual assault trial on Monday morning

According to Agrusa, Johnson’s boss, Tom Illius, had called her in to talk to her about ‘socializing with Cosby’ and had threatened to fire her as this was the second time she had been ‘called out’ in this way.

The first occasion was due to her relationship with client, Maxi Priest, the singer who fathered a child by her and with whom, Agrusa asserted, in the face of vigorous objection from the prosecution, Johnson was locked in a legal battle at that time.

Dressed almost identically to her daughter the day before, in black suit and white top, and bearing a striking physical resemblance to her, Dr Sewell maintained her composure, denying any knowledge of some of Agrusa’s assertions. 

She said simply: ‘I’m here to tell you what happened to my daughter.’ 

James Miller, former Chief Judge Appellate for the Workers Compensation System told the court that, across two sessions in 1996, he had taken Johnson’s deposition when she brought her case against the William Morris Agency.

Though it has been more than 20 years since those sessions Miller said that they ‘stood out’ to him because of the tale Johnson told him in their second session.

He recalled: ‘The first it was fairly innocuous. In the second session of the deposition I asked her to tell me about all the things at work that had caused her to have a stress. And I remember she told me about the agent she worked for that he criticized her work and wasn’t very supportive.

‘She also told me about some interaction she had had with Bill Cosby. That certainly stood out to me.

Bernard guest starred in the Cosby Show as Mrs Minifield in 1984

Bernard guest starred in the Cosby Show as Mrs Minifield in 1984

Bernard guest starred in the Cosby Show as Mrs Minifield in 1984

‘They were things of a sexual nature. One incident in particular with Mr Cosby Miss Johnson telling me that Mr Cosby had invited her to the Bel Air Hotel which is a very nice hotel in Los Angeles and had given her a pill to take and some wine to drink and she had gotten semi unconscious because of whatever she had taken and he had exposed himself to her he had taken some of her clothing off. How detailed do you want me to be?

‘[She said] That he had taken out his penis and had put lubricant on his penis and wanted her to fondle him and she didn’t want to do that. That I do remember.’

He also testified that Johnson told him about a further meeting with Cosby – at his home – ‘some time after the Bel Air Hotel incident.’

He said: ‘Mr Cosby invited Miss Johnson to his home and I don’t remember that there was a sexual component to it but that he did some very odd things like trying to direct her in a mock film that wasn’t a real film…he was trying to portray himself as a theatrical director.’

He added: ‘I do remember that he would call her a lot at work and that he didn’t want her to tell his agent that was calling him. And her agent used to question her a lot about what Mr Cosby had to say and I think she found that very uncomfortable.’

Alleged victim of sexual abuse by comedian Bill Cosby using the assumed name Kacey. Her name is Kelly Johnson and she was the first to testify on Monday

Alleged victim of sexual abuse by comedian Bill Cosby using the assumed name Kacey. Her name is Kelly Johnson and she was the first to testify on Monday

Alleged victim of sexual abuse by comedian Bill Cosby using the assumed name Kacey. Her name is Kelly Johnson and she was the first to testify on Monday

Victims of alleged sexual abuse by Cosby, from left) Lynn Neal, Linda Kirkpatrick and Kacey - Kelly Johnson - spoke out during a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred in 2015

Victims of alleged sexual abuse by Cosby, from left) Lynn Neal, Linda Kirkpatrick and Kacey - Kelly Johnson - spoke out during a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred in 2015

Victims of alleged sexual abuse by Cosby, from left) Lynn Neal, Linda Kirkpatrick and Kacey – Kelly Johnson – spoke out during a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred in 2015

According to Miller the case had ended with William Morris paying Johnson ‘a lump sum’ though could not recall if the case was settled there and then or if the second session ‘simply precipitated some of the discussions.’

Miller recalled that Johnson’s workers compensation case was settled for ‘a relatively modest amount close to $10,000.’

Miller admitted that no transcript had been made of the second deposition its ‘sensitive nature.’  

While on the witness stand yesterday, Johnson told the court she felt ‘intimidated’ by Cosby and afraid.

She felt in some way complicit, as Cosby had asked her not to tell her boss that she was meeting him outside the office and yet she had done so.

Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam  walks out of the courtroom with Bill Cosby after the first day of his trial on sexual assault charges

Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam  walks out of the courtroom with Bill Cosby after the first day of his trial on sexual assault charges

Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam  walks out of the courtroom with Bill Cosby after the first day of his trial on sexual assault charges

The next time she was in the office she said that, as an assistant who was tasked with listening to her boss’s telephone calls and making notes, she was on the line when Cosby called Tom Illius on his private line.

She stated that she heard him describe her as ‘a problem’ that had to be ‘dealt with.’

She told how her mother advised her to filed an HR complaint, but when she did she described herself as a ‘mess’ and was told to go home for the rest of the day. 

Johnson, who began working at the agency in 1990, stated that she never returned to William Morris though she did end up embroiled in a workers’ compensation case prior to being terminated from the company.

She said that the deposition she made for that case was ‘the most humiliating, embarrassing’ moment of her life.

Earlier in her testimony Johnson had described how her relationship with Cosby began when she was an assistant to his agent. He was always ‘cordial, polite and professional’ she recalled, though their telephone conversations became more familiar with time.

She said the two developed a friendly relationship, but claimed they were never intimate.  

Bill Cosby gestures as he walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse on Monday

Bill Cosby gestures as he walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse on Monday

Bill Cosby gestures as he walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse on Monday

Johnson also recalled a bizarre earlier encounter with Cosby – one that she claimed took place some six years before the bungalow ‘assault,’ when, in 1990 Cosby invited her to his home in Los Angeles.

She recalled that Cosby invited her to his own, asking her to pick up dinner from a restaurant en route. He had told her he wanted to discuss ‘lighting, set blocking and camera angles,’ – nothing in which she claimed to have expressed any interest. 

She said: ‘He directed me to a kitchen and he put the dinner down and then we went back into a den area where he did have a television set up and videotape to show me some television show he was going to use to explain to me the idea of set blocking and all that.

Montgomery County assistant district attorney Kristen Feden, here with DA Kevin Steele, lashed out at Cosby during her scathing opening statement Monday

Montgomery County assistant district attorney Kristen Feden, here with DA Kevin Steele, lashed out at Cosby during her scathing opening statement Monday

Montgomery County assistant district attorney Kristen Feden, here with DA Kevin Steele, lashed out at Cosby during her scathing opening statement Monday

‘He had me read a scene from a script. The scene was between a man and a woman and the woman had to be a little tipsy. He was standing by the desk and I was to approach and the scene was to end with an embrace between the man and the woman and a kiss.’

According to Johnson she was no actress and deeply uncomfortable with the scene which Cosby insisted on repeating ‘again and again and again and again.’ But each time she turned her face from him rather than accept his kiss.

Johnson described Cosby as somebody for whom she had the ‘utmost respect.’ She ‘revered’ him she said and, given that he was among the most successful celebrities on the William Morris Agency’s book at the time, she feared displeasing him.

She had thought the invitation to Bel Air Hotel proof that there were no hard feelings.

Cosby's defense team, Brian McMonagle (left) and Angela Agrusa (right) plan to argue that the sexual contact between the actor and Constand was consensual 

Cosby's defense team, Brian McMonagle (left) and Angela Agrusa (right) plan to argue that the sexual contact between the actor and Constand was consensual 

Cosby’s defense team, Brian McMonagle (left) and Angela Agrusa (right) plan to argue that the sexual contact between the actor and Constand was consensual 

Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault, was seen arriving at the courthouse on Monday  

Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault, was seen arriving at the courthouse on Monday  

Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault, was seen arriving at the courthouse on Monday  

After a short break defense lawyer Brian McMonagle set about dismantling Johnson’s credibility, character and chronology.

Working from legal notes taking at the time of Johnson’s 1996 deposition he asserted that she had changed her story significantly in the intervening years – and, he implied, with the intervening influence of Gloria Allred, the lawyer to whom Johnson turned in 2015 when she made her claims public.

According to McMonagle, back in 1996 Johnson said that the bungalow incident was in 1990 and the bizarre, and more anodyne, script reading encounter took place in 1996.

In a statement given more than two decades ago he alleged that Johnson explained her decision to go back to Cosby’s home despite the earlier ‘assault’ by saying that she returned because she ‘expected things to be different.’

Under rapid and intense questioning during which McMonagle hurled details and discrepancies from her own previous testimony at Johnson she struggled to find a voice – or her power of recall.

Bill Cosby arrives the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown - the television star will not testify during the trial

Bill Cosby arrives the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown - the television star will not testify during the trial

Bill Cosby arrives the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown – the television star will not testify during the trial

When confronted with her own statement made at the time concerning the Bel Air bungalow, when Cosby had pushed her head down, she had not liked it and he had said ‘okay’ got up and she drove home, she said she did not remember saying that.

She stated that she did not recall what she said in her deposition – the one that she had earlier described as so humiliating and embarrassing.

She admitted that her recall of events might have been better when she made that statement back in 1996.

When asked if she remembered Cosby giving her $400 she said she did not. Asked if she remembered him paying $100 for her hair she said she did not. Asked if she remembered him ‘laying out the money and her taking it’ the prosecution stepped into object.

Frustrated McMonagle asked: ‘Ms Johnson has it been suggest to you you should acquire selective amnesia for this case?’

She replied ‘No.’

Cosby scandal timeline 

2002: Basketball coach Andrea Constand meets Bill Cosby 

March 2004: Constand alleges Cosby gave her ‘blue pills to help her relax’ at his home. Cosby insists the sex was consensual

January 2005: Constrand’s mother calls Cosby to confront him about he alleged assault

January 26, 2005: Cosby is interviewed with his lawyer about the allegations by police on Pennsylvania

February 2005: DA decides against prosecuting Cosby for the assault 

March 2005: Constand takes a civil case against Cosby

July 2006: Civil case settled

July 2015: Prosecutors reopen Constand case as it was still within the statute of limitations

June 2017: Cosby goes on trial accused of sexual assault 

McMonagle pressed Johnson’s claims that she had not and did not do drugs at the time of the Bel Air Hotel assault. 

He ploughed on, accusing Johnson of doing drugs with Maxi Priest, the father of her child. But Johsnon went on to deny the suggestions.  

Across the course of his aggressive questioning McMonagle tried to paint Johnson as a woman who had acted out of ulterior motives – a woman scorned. 

He said that she had in fact made an allegation of sexual harassment against her boss, Mr Ilius, not Cosby and that when she learned he had already complained about her and planned to terminate her employment she took an extended medical leave, claiming that she had been injured at work.

‘I was in effect injured at work,’ she responded softly.

Taking gulps of air she said: ‘I was embarrassed. I was afraid. I had a secret about the biggest celebrity in the world. It was just me. My word against his. I was afraid.’ 

Yesterday, McMonagle argued the case is about a woman who had an ongoing consensual relationship with Cosby then cried rape when it crumbled, a woman who has flip flopped, drastically changing her accounts over the course of the original prosecution and who, he will show in the final analysis, is an incredible witness leveling false allegations. 

Cosby became 'America's favorite TV dad' for his portrayal as Dr Heathcliff Hutxable on the Cosby Show. Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played youngest daughter Rudy (center) spoke out about the allegations last year saying she 'loves [Cosby] dearly' and he is 'innocent until proven guilty'

Cosby became 'America's favorite TV dad' for his portrayal as Dr Heathcliff Hutxable on the Cosby Show. Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played youngest daughter Rudy (center) spoke out about the allegations last year saying she 'loves [Cosby] dearly' and he is 'innocent until proven guilty'

Cosby became ‘America’s favorite TV dad’ for his portrayal as Dr Heathcliff Hutxable on the Cosby Show. Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played youngest daughter Rudy (center) spoke out about the allegations last year saying she ‘loves [Cosby] dearly’ and he is ‘innocent until proven guilty’

Prosecutor Feden told the court that Cosby used his power and fame to take advantage of women. 

She argued the most damning testimonial of all would be the excerpts the jury will hear from Cosby’s deposition, given back in 2005, when Constand’s allegations were first investigated – a criminal investigation that foundered.

Feden recounted what she identified as the key elements of Constand’s account. She told how she had considered Cosby, then a trustee of Temple University where she worked as Director of Basketball, a mentor and friend. ‘He was a legend,’  Feden stated.

She described the night in question when Constand claims to have gone over to Cosby’s house with the intention of discussing her career.

‘They were sitting there at the kitchen table and she was telling him how torn she was.

‘At that moment he excuses himself to the upstairs bathroom and comes down with three blue pills.’

Constand, who is openly gay and was in a relationship with a woman at the time, said that she asked if they were herbal and when he told her yes, that they would help her relax, she took them.

What followed, according to Feden, ‘Stripped Ms Constand of her autonomy over her own body, stripped her of her privacy.’

‘Total control of her body,’ was she stated, ‘Stolen.’

As Feden described how Cosby allegedly took Constand’s limp hand placed it on his penis and masturbated himself Cosby sat across the room barely reacting.

Earlier Feden had pointed to him, walked across the room, gesturing towards him a whisper away from where he sat and even then he had not flinched.

He occasionally looked down. He sometimes looked up. At times he placed his hand, balled in a fist, over his mouth.

Feden reminded the jury that the man who sat there, who appeared so familiar to them, was in fact a stranger. 

She spoke of the ‘illusion’ of Dr Huxtable – a role that had captured the nation, transcending gender and race boundaries – and she spoke of the ‘shadow’ of his true nature.

She quoted the comedian’s own words against him as, in his deposition, he had admitted to being romantically attracted to Andrea Constand from the first time he saw her.

When asked what he meant by ‘romantically’ Cosby had said: ‘Romance in terms of steps that will lead to some kind of permission or no permission or how you go about getting to wherever you’re going to wind up.’ 

She pointed out that the defendant had called Constand’s mother when, many months after the alleged assault and having moved back to Canada, Constand told her mother what had allegedly happened that night.

There was no sign of Cosby's wife, Camille, on Monday morning, who was expected to attend court proceedings to show support for her husband

There was no sign of Cosby's wife, Camille, on Monday morning, who was expected to attend court proceedings to show support for her husband

There was no sign of Cosby’s wife, Camille, on Monday morning, who was expected to attend court proceedings to show support for her husband

She said Gianna Costand will ‘Take the stand and tell you that she demanded to know what he gave to her daughter. She demanded to know what he did to her.’

During a call that lasted more than two hours, Feden asserted that Cosby apologized, offered to pay for Constand’s ongoing education and admitted to giving her daughter pills. He said he would have to find the prescription to know exactly what those pills were.

‘There are not a lot of facts here that are in dispute because that for the most part is corroborated by the defendant.’

After that conversation Constand’s mother got a recording device and, when Cosby called back, she recorded the conversation. ‘You will hear portions of that call,’ the prosecutor informed the court. 

BILL COSBY’S ACCUSERS

Since DailyMail.com’s 2014 blockbuster interview with actress Barbara Bowman in which she described in lurid detail how Cosby allegedly raped her and pinned her down by her neck, more than 60 women have come forward to accuse the disgraced comedian of sexual assault.

Barbara Bowman – Bowman told DailyMail.com that Cosby raped and drugged her in 1985 when she was a 17-year-old aspiring actress. Bowman was one of Andrea Constand’s 13 Jane Does

Joan Tarshis – Tarshis claimed that she was just 19-years-old when Cosby drugged and raped her twice in Hollywood back in 1969 while she was working as a writer for him

Janice Dickinson – The supermodel said in an interview that Cosby invited her to Lake Tahoe to talk about a television role in 1982, but ended up drugging and raping her

Tamara Green – Green, who first came forward in 2005 told MailOnline that she was an aspiring actress in the 1970s when Cosby gave her pills and pretended to care for her while she had the flu, but instead sexually assaulted her

Barbara Bowman - Bowman told MailOnline that Cosby raped and drugged her in 1985 when she was a 17-year-old aspiring actress. Bowman was one of Constand's 13 Jane Does

Barbara Bowman - Bowman told MailOnline that Cosby raped and drugged her in 1985 when she was a 17-year-old aspiring actress. Bowman was one of Constand's 13 Jane Does

Joan Tarshis - Tarshis claimed that she was just 19-years-old when Cosby drugged and raped her twice in Hollywood back in 1969 while she was working as a writer for him

Joan Tarshis - Tarshis claimed that she was just 19-years-old when Cosby drugged and raped her twice in Hollywood back in 1969 while she was working as a writer for him

Speaking out: Barbara Bowman and Joan Tarshis

Famed supermodel Janice Dickinson and Tamara Green

Therese Serignese – Another of the 13 Jane Does, she says she was 19 when Cosby drugged and raped her in Las Vegas after one of his shows

Louisa Moritz – She accused Cosby of sexual assault, saying he forced her into oral sex backstage at The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1971, and implied he would further her career if she complied

Linda Joy Traitz – She said she was just 19 when Cosby drove her out to a beach and tried to get her to take pills to relax, before becoming ‘sexually aggressive’. Traitz has been charged in the past with trafficking pills. Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer, is trying to use Traitz’s past to discredit her claims

Beth Ferrier – Ferrier claims she had a relationship with Cosby in the mid-1980s. She claims that she awoke in her car with her clothes in disarray and not remembering what had happened. Ferrier has claimed that he drugged her coffee

Carla Ferrigno – The wife of Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, claims Cosby tried to sexually assault her during a gathering at his house in 1967. What’s more, Cosby allegedly tried to use a friend to help court Ferrigno, and allegedly made his move on the former Playboy Bunny just moments after his own wife, Camille, left the room

Beth Ferrier, Carla Ferrigno, Angela Leslie (not pictured)

Angela Leslie – The former model-actress claims that Cosby forced her to masturbate him in his Vegas hotel suite after giving her a strong drink in 1992

Renita Chainey Hill – The 47-year-old mother-of-three who met Cosby when she was offered a role on Picture Pages in Pittsburgh claimed he would fly her to cities around the United States and drug her during a four-year relationship

Kristina Ruehli – A New Hampshire grandmother-of-eight, now 71, claims Cosby invited her back to his house for a ‘party’. She arrived and no one was there. Ruehli alleges that he drugged two bourbons he poured her and she came to when he was on top of her, shirtless

Victoria Valentino – The former Playboy playmate claims Cosby drugged her and a friend, tried to rape her friend then violated her instead in a Hollywood apartment after dinner

Jewel Allison – The former model accused Cosby of drugging her wine and making her feel his genitals before kissing her during a dinner at his home in the late Eighties

Michelle Hurd -The 47-year-old actress, known for her roles on Law & Order: SVU and Gossip Girl, revealed she was a stand-in on the set of The Cosby Show when Cosby started acting inappropriately around her. She says he asked her to go to his house to take a shower so he could blow dry her hair straight, but she decided not to go

P.J. Masten – The former Playboy bunny claims Cosby invited her out to dinner in Chicago. Before they left he gave her a drink and the next thing she remembers is waking up naked and bruised in his bed. Masten claims she knows of 12 other former bunnies who were attacked by Cosby but have not yet come forward

Joyce Emmons -The former comedy club manager claims she woke up naked next to a friend of Bill Cosby after the comedian gave her a sedative when she complained of a migraine. Emmons told TMZ that the comedian slipped her a Quaalude when she was in his Las Vegas hotel suite in the 1970s. She claims Cosby drugged her but has not accused him of sexual assault

Lachele Covington – The 20-year-old actress, who’d been an extra on the TV show Cosby, filed a police report in March 2000 against the star, accusing him of making an unwelcome sexual advance. According to The New York Post, after dinner and drinks at his home, he massaged her then ‘guided her hand towards his sweatpants’. Cosby denied the claim and no charges were filed

Shawn Upshaw – The only woman that Cosby admits cheating with claims that after a two-month relationship, Cosby drugged a drink and urged her to down it. He then raped her while she was unconscious and got her pregnant, she says

Paige Young - Young shot herself dead in 1974 aged 30. She had had an affair with Cosby shortly before her death. In a suicide note she said that many Hollywood stars had used her and spat her out

Paige Young - Young shot herself dead in 1974 aged 30. She had had an affair with Cosby shortly before her death. In a suicide note she said that many Hollywood stars had used her and spat her out

Judy Huth - Huth claims Cosby raped her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was just 15

Judy Huth - Huth claims Cosby raped her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was just 15

Playboy bunny Paige Young and Judy Huth

Paige Young – Young shot herself dead in 1974 aged 30. She had had an affair with Cosby shortly before her death. In a suicide note she said that many Hollywood stars had used her and spat her out

Judy Huth – Huth claims Cosby raped her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was just 15

Chelan Lasha – Lasha was an aspiring model in 1986 when she says Cosby gave her two shots of Amaretto and a pill and then attacked her as she lay on his bed in the Elvis Presley suite at the Hilton Las Vegas

Beverley Johnson – The first black woman to be on the cover of American Vogue said Cosby made a drugged cappuccino for her when she visited his New York brownstone to read through lines for a small part in the Cosby Show. As she felt her body go limp she shouted at Cosby: ‘You are a motherf***** aren’t you?’ Angry, Cosby dragged her downstairs and dumped her in a taxi

Chloe Goins – This 24-year-old model claims Cosby spiked her drink with a sedative before luring her into a room and launching an attack on her in 2008

Linda Kirkpatrick – said she was assaulted after Cosby invited her to see his show following a Las Vegas tennis tournament against him in 1981 when she was 25

Cindra Ladd – said she was working as a producer in New York City in 1969 when she claims to have been drugged and raped by Bill Cosby

Eden Tirl – who says she was sexually harassed on The Cosby Show set in 1989

Lise-Lotte Lublin – says she only discovered she had been raped after she had gynecological tests carried out 25 years later

Andrea Constand – claimed that in 2004, Cosby gave her ‘herbal medication’ and ordered her to drink wine before raping her in his home. Constand is openly gay and says she was in a relationship at the time of the alleged assault

Lili Bernard – This actress claims Cosby offered to mentor her when she guest starred on the Cosby Show and alleges the comedian drugged, raped, and threatened her

Heidi Thomas – Thomas claims Cosby poured her a glass of Chablis to help her relax and then woke up in his bedroom 

Sunni Wells – Wells claims she was drugged during two different nights out with Cosby, awakening naked and alone in a sparsely furnished apartment each time. She ‘felt like she’d had sex’

Linda Brown – Brown told reporters she met Cosby in 1969 in Canada and went to his hotel suite where he gave her a soft drink that caused her to black out. She said that when she woke up, she was naked next to him in bed

Autumn Burns – Burns was a 20-year-old Las Vegas casino worker in 1970 when she met Cosby. She said she was invited to his suite where he made her a drink, leaving her feeling ‘woozy and not in control’ and that the comedian then allegedly forced her into sex acts

Colleen Hughs – a former flight attendant, said she was drugged and raped by Cosby in the early 1970s after meeting him on a flight to LA

Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer – recounted how in 1971 she was allegedly assaulted by Cosby during a job interview on a movie set 

Donna Motsinger – Motsinger was one of the ‘Jane Does’ in a 2005 case and claims Cosby had invited her for a drink in his limo where she later woke up with his hands on her

Helen Hayes – Hayes claims she met Cosby in 1973 at a celebrity tennis tournament and he later grabbed her breast

Kathrine Mckee – The former actress claims ‘He spun me around, pulled my panties down and just took it,’ in his Las Vegas hotel room

Charlotte Fox – Fox said Cosby invited her to the Playboy mansion when she was 23. She said that they ate and drank, and then she became ill

Marcella Tate – Tate was an aspiring model who claims she asked Cosby to take her to the Playboy Mansion where he gave her a drink that made her feel drugged 

Shannon van Ert – She said Cosby offered to walk her to her car one night and got in with her. She said she blacked out, woke up later alone and suspected Cosby of drugging and assaulting her

Sarita Butterfield –Butterfield accused Cosby of molesting her at his home on Christmas Eve in 1977

Patricia Leary Steuer – Steuer says he invited her for dinner at his home and then gave her a drink she claims was spiked

Pamela Abeyta – She said she believes her drink was drugged when she attended a show with Cosby and his friends. She awoke later in the comedian’s bed

Janice Baker-Kinney – Kinney said she was 24 when Cosby gave her two pills and later came around to find him carrying her up the stairs of his home

Rebecca Lynn Neal – A massage therapist, Neal claims he drugged her and sexually assaulted her while they were on a date 

Lisa Jones –a former Canadian model, Jones alleges Cosby became aggressive and tried to pull her legs apart during an audition at his home

Sammie Mays Mays was a writer covering a television convention in the mid-eighties when she was allegedly assaulted by Cosby. She claims the two went to his hotel suite for an interview where he prepared a drink for her with his back to her. The woman said she awoke confused and partially undressed the next morning

Lisa Christie - said she viewed maintained a platonic relationship with Cosby for two years, but then he attempted to coerce her into sleeping with him

Lisa Christie - said she viewed maintained a platonic relationship with Cosby for two years, but then he attempted to coerce her into sleeping with him

Donna Barrett - Barrett says she was officiating a track meet in 2004 at the University of Pennsylvania when Cosby groped her

Donna Barrett - Barrett says she was officiating a track meet in 2004 at the University of Pennsylvania when Cosby groped her

Former Miss America Lisa Christie and Donna Barrett

Helen Gumpel – this former model claims Cosby handed her a drink in his TV show dressing room and then stood in front of her with his crotch in her face 

Jennifer ‘Kaya’ Thompson – says Cosby offered to mentor her — even speaking to her parents — before eventually forcing himself on her 

Lisa Christie – said she viewed maintained a platonic relationship with Cosby for two years, but then he attempted to coerce her into sleeping with him

Donna Barrett – Barrett says she was officiating a track meet in 2004 at the University of Pennsylvania when Cosby groped her 

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