Bill Cosby's accuser takes stand

While Cosby's lawyers have always argued that the sex that took place between Constand and Cosby was consensual, Constand's testimony in court on Tuesday paints a very different picture. Cosby grinned at the defense table as she struggled to explain them.

"In my head, I was trying to get my hands to move, get my legs to move, but I was frozen and those messages didn't get there", she said, her voice breaking. She said Cosby offered her a muffin and tea, and then she drove herself home. Constand then sued Cosby in civil court, ultimately settling for an undisclosed amount. She says she made it clear she didn't welcome the behaviour.

Constand's mother, Gianna, also testified. What struck you about her testimony today?

"Mr. Cosby said to me, 'I thought you had an orgasm, didn't you?"

Gianna Constand was defiant in cross-examination, often firing back at defense attorney Angela Agrusa's questioning. And she said she did not feel in any way threatened by him. He denies the charges and wrongdoing...

On at least one occasion, Constand said she rebuffed his advances, telling him she had no interest.

Andrea Constand, Cosby's chief accuser, who says he drugged and sexually assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004.

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According to WHYY reporter Laura Benshoff, who spoke with NPR's All Things Considered, Constand described meeting Cosby at a Temple basketball game, where he inquired about some facilities in the women's locker room.

After Constand began "seeing double", she realized that her legs were weak, at which point she alleges that Cosby led her to a couch, where she "passed out". Constand has said neither of those assertions was correct. I wasn't able to fight ...

"I said I trust you", she recalled saying at the time.

Kelly Johnson testified on Day 1 that Cosby drugged and molested her at a Los Angeles hotel bungalow in 1996.

Bill Cosby's former Cosby Show co-star, Keshia Knight Pulliam, 38, was seen walking with him and still remembers him as "America's Dad", despite his now tarnished reputation. She is expected to testify later this week.

Agrusa contended that the advances Cosby made on Constand on two occasions - touching her thigh one time, and attempting to unbutton her trousers and pull down her zipper another - signaled his romantic interest. She will return to the witness stand Wednesday.

On direct examination, she told the prosecutor that she only sat on the bed. Constand testified that Cosby "touched my thigh" that night. At his home one evening in 2004, he pressed her to take three blue pills, which he said were herbal and would help her relax, she said. "I said, 'What are they? They're your friends; they'll take the edge off". "And I said, 'I did not". The gifts, she said, included hats, T-shirts and "some bath salts for him and his wife".

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Prosecutors this week plan to call a toxicologist to discuss the effects of drugs like quaaludes, a powerful sedative, and the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl, both of which Cosby has acknowledged giving women before sexual encounters.

"I did not want to stir up any trouble", she said. "I just wanted to go home".

Constand's mother followed her on the stand and bolstered her daughter's account.

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Constand reported a very similar version of events to police in 2005, but has been barred from speaking publicly about the incident per the terms of a 2006 settlement she reached with Cosby.

She provided that date during a January 18, 2005, interview with cops.

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