"It still takes me everything within my being to say the words, 'I was raped, '" Baker-Kinney testified, after shying away from that characterization during direct examination.
Last summer, two women interrupted Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band's concert in Germany and reportedly yelled, "Stop the culture of silence", highlighting allegations that Allen abused his daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was a child. "He said, 'I thought you had orgasm.' I said, 'I did not.' He would not answer my questions, so I lost my courage and I left". She said the wine knocked her out, and Cosby then forced her to perform oral sex.
"What did she want from Bill Cosby?".
"For me, it was also a matter of a numbers game", said Rochelle, an Ivy League graduate of Brown University with a degree in linguistic anthropology.
Andrea Constand to take the stand in Cosby retrial
She continued: "I put my hand on the Bible and I swore".
Cosby's lawyers say Constand outlined her get-rich scheme to a Temple colleague, Marguerite Jackson.
Under cross-examination, Thomas testified that she chronicled her trip to Reno in a scrapbook and recorded a cassette tape at the home where she had the encounter with Cosby. No details about the circumstances of the false statement, made my Chelan Lasha, were revealed in court filings. He visited her grandparents' home in Las Vegas, called her and her grandmother on the phone, and eventually invited her to the Elvis Presley Suite at the Las Vegas Hilton to pose for modeling photos. But in a 2005 deposition that Mesereau showed her, Constand said she'd told her mother that she was affectionate toward him.
She said she became woozy and Cosby helped her to a bed, where he lay next to her, grabbed her breasts, humped her and grunted.
"I couldn't move anymore", Lasha explained. She says she was still incapacitated and "was not able to do anything" about the assault.More news: Zuckerberg mocked over 'booster seat' at hearing
Attorneys for Cosby and attorneys for several of the women who have accused him of sexual assault spoke to reporters on the steps of the suburban Philadelphia courthouse as the trial broke for lunch Friday.
The judge also allowed jurors to hear the size of Constand's 2006 settlement with Cosby after the defense reversed its position and said it wanted the figured admitted for the second trial.
Soon after, she said, she started having double vision.
As they began building their case against Cosby, prosecutors chose Thomas, now a Colorado music teacher, as their first substantive witness.
Mesereau's new haranguing of the victim conveniently excluded the fact that Constand, now 44, came out publicly in 2015 as a lesbian to counter Cosby's assertion that he knew how to read the desires of women and therefore could not have assaulted them (despite the additional allegations that he drugged them first).More news: Man accused of pouring gasoline on woman, bed with lighter in hand
Prosecutor Kevin Steele said in his opening statement Monday that Constand received a almost $3.4 million settlement from Cosby in a 2006 civil settlement.
Bill Cosby's retrial is now underway in a Pennsylvania courtroom, where the comedian stands accused of drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004.
The defense plans to call Jackson as a witness, and Mesereau said she will testify that Constand mused about setting up a celebrity so she could sue and get money. Al Franken, Matt Lauer and other powerful men in recent months.
All of them testified they wound up unconscious from the pills or alcohol Cosby gave them, unable to say no or resist as he had his way with them.More news: China says Xi pledges unrelated to USA trade spat