Accuser describes alleged Cosby sex assault

Andrea Constand walks to the courtroom during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown Pa. on Tuesday. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004

One other accuser, Kelly Johnson, was allowed to testify as prosecutors seek to establish that Cosby's alleged assault was part of a pattern.

Pulliam, who famously played Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show", was seen arriving with Cosby at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on June 5. Forty-six minutes after she surprisingly took the stand, she recounted the horrors that so many more women have reported they experienced at the hands of Cosby over the years: The seducing, the friendship, the drugging, the assault.

(Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Pool Photo via AP).

Sixty women have accused the actor of sexual assault and more than 50 have filed civil suits but Ms. Constand's is the only case to reach a criminal trial.

On Tuesday, the second day of Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, Andrea Constand gave her first public testimony on allegations that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004.

Gianna Constand says she missed a chance to record the call in which Cosby shared lewd details of the January 2004 encounter.

"I felt that if I had gone to the police, that Mr. Cosby would retaliate and try to hurt me, that he would try to hurt me or my family in some way", she testified. They are your friends. "A mentor", she said.

The 79-year-old Cosby could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

Smiling, dressed in a pale blue jacket and a white top, she answered initial questions from assistant district attorney Kristen Feden with a calm voice. She also has a brother-in-law, who is a Canadian police officer.

The Cosby camp and the commonwealth's camp have already and will continue trotting out witness upon a witness in this legal tug of war on display before the jury. Cosby, who has said he does not plan to testify, repeatedly lowered and shook his head as she spoke. "I wanted it to stop", Constand said.

A clip of the joke went viral days later, paving the way for a media firestorm in which countless alleged victims of "The Cosby Show" patriarch accused him of sexual assault.

Cosby, for years feted by millions as "America's Dad" for his role as a lovable obstetrician and father on "The Cosby Show", says he is now legally blind.

She said that after he assaulted her, she felt humiliated.

On Tuesday, Constand had said: "I trusted him", adding, "I wasn't scared if something became a pass at me or became an advance at me".

Gianna Constand was defiant in cross-examination, often firing back at defense attorney Angela Agrusa's questioning. Cosby kept still, looking down at the defense table through most of the morning. The room was dark. She said she moved away, told him that she was not interested in a physical relationship and left the house.

"The lights were dim, and the fire was going", the lawyer continued.

Constand said the calls pertained only to Temple women's basketball and stopped once she left the university.

At the same time, she said, Cosby became more flirtatious and suggestive - grabbing her thigh during one encounter at his home and attempting to unbutton her trousers in another.

"You knew Cosby was a married man, right?" she asked.

"No, ma'am, he never said a word to me", Constand said.

Cosby does not plan to testify, meaning the trial's outcome will likely hinge on whether jurors believe Constand's testimony. She said she felt his hand in her vagina and he placed her hand on his penis.

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".

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