Smiling, dressed in a pale blue jacket and a white top, she answered initial questions from Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden calmly but her demeanor changed when the testimony switched to the alleged assault. But phone records, he said, show the two talked 72 times that year, with 53 of those calls initiated by Constand.
"I said, 'I trust you.' I took the pills and I swallowed them down", she told the court.
"During the very time you told the police you were drugged and unconscious you were on the phone with a period of time making multiple phone calls", Agrusa told Constand.
As reported by courtroom witnesses, Constand was calm and composed, though blinking back tears, while recounting her memory of an encounter with Cosby in 2004, when she was the director of operations for the women's basketball team at Temple University, Cosby's alma mater. "What had happened to me ... it was overwhelming".
Cosby, 79, is on trial for aggravated indecent assault. That's when she said he made an advance that made her feel uncomfortable, placing his hand on the button of her trousers, trying to unbutton it, she said.
Constand said she did not and only wanted to know what those pills where, but he was being evasive, so she left.
The defense attorney, on the other hand, asked jurors yesterday to "be the juror you would be if this was your own grandfather", Allyn reports, and pointed to apparent inconsistencies in Constand's statements to suggest that she couldn't be trusted.
Andrea Constand took the stand on day 2 of the Bill Cosby trial being held in Norristown, Pa. Constand has accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her in his home in 2004. She said on Tuesday that she felt her continued friendship with Cosby after the alleged assault was important to the school's athletic department.
Constand told jurors she had only spoken with Cosby a handful of times, all related to her administrative job with the women's basketball program at Temple.
His sweater-wearing portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable made him a household name and one of the most beloved comedians in the world. Constand also told authorities she had never been alone with Cosby before the night of the alleged incident, but testimony revealed she had previously been alone with Cosby on two other occasions when he made "suggestive" or sexual advances toward her.
About 20 minutes after taking them she said she started slurring her words and had trouble with her vision.
"I was really scared".
She says the pioneering black comedian, whom she considered a mentor, gave her three pills and wine before sexually assaulting her on his couch after she sought his advice about moving to Canada and switching careers. I think it was just him maybe extending the invitation to meet new people in the community, I suppose.
Constand said it was just business concerning the university basketball team. She went on to present the possibility that the actor's status as a public figure has the potential to skew public perception, arguing, "Our society celebrates [celebrities] to the point that they become gods".style="text-align: center;"