Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Cosby accuser 'too scared to tell anyone'

Cosby accuser 'too scared to tell anyone'

The charged rhetoric irritated Cosby's legal professionals, who misplaced three bids for a mistrial, as prosecutors constructed a case that the person as soon as revered as "America's Dad" was one in all Hollywood's greatest predators lengthy earlier than he met Constand, the chief accuser in his retrial.

Dickinson, 63, the fourth accuser to take the witness stand at Cosby's intercourse assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia, informed jurors she was "rendered immobile" by the tablet he gave her. On Thursday, Janice Dickinson became the fourth of those accusers to testify at Cosby's retrial.

Dickinson told the jury about her horrifying experience with Bill Cosby in the year 1982.

"Cosby said, "I have something for that".' And I was given a blue pill - a little round blue pill'".

Dickinson, 27 at the time, testified she felt vaginal pain and, after waking up the next morning, noticed semen between her legs.

However, a third woman who also said she was abused by Cosby in 1989 only remembered after seeing a 2014 interview with Dickinson. Dickinson said she was sitting on the edge of the hotel bed at the time.

Eventually, she was so incapacitated that she "couldn't get the words out I wanted to say", Dickinson testified.

"I didn't want it to happen to anybody else, what had happened to me", she said of her thinking at the time. She recalled that Cosby's robe opened and he smelled like cigars and espresso, and body odour. "I remember feeling anger", she said. I felt my breasts being touched. Sorry, what the heck, what the heck?

'I didn't consent to this.

She responded by telling the jurors that she wanted to highlight the details of that night, but ultimately chose to just write a sanitized version that did not include sex, let alone rape, because her publishers told her that the legal department would never print allegations made against Cosby.

Women who say Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are getting a chance to confront him.

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

During cross examination Thursday, defense lawyer Tom Mesereau suggested she was motivated to distort the facts of a fun evening when she heard about a possible $100 million windfall from Cosby.

The former supermodel and reality star changes key details she previously recounted in her 2002 tell-all.

Stating that she was now telling the truth, Dickinson - who said she'd cut out the story of her alleged sexual assault after a publisher warned her that it would hurt her career - told the court, "I put my hand on the Bible and I swore".

Dickinson said she also went to rehab in 1982 - the same year as the alleged rape in Lake Tahoe - and Cosby called her there, as well as sent her two dozen red roses.

The comedian's first trial ended in a mistrial in June, when the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

"I wasn't under oath when I wrote that book", she testified. I hadn't said yes.

"He said, 'Will you fly economy?' And I said, 'No, I will fly first class.' He tried to get me to fly economy".

In the years after the settlement, she moved to North Carolina and started her own business before moving back to Toronto, where she lives now and works as a massage therapist.

For more on Janice Dickinson's testimony against Billy Cosby, see the video below. In opening statements, Mesereau called the prosecution's strategy with these witnesses "prosecution by distraction" because they did not have enough evidence in Constand's case.

She said he made a phone call while wearing a bathrobe.

She testified she began to feel dizzy within minutes, and he asked her to come sit with him.

"You lied to get a paycheck", Mesereau said.

At another meeting, he reached over and tried to unbutton her trousers but stopped when she leaned forward and gestured she "was not interested", she said.

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