Bill Cosby’s Lawyer Continues to Question Andrea Constand’s Credibility

Variety | 4/16/2018 | Emilie Lounsberry
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The defense lawyer for Bill Cosby wrapped up his cross-examination Monday of the woman at the center of the sexual assault case against the veteran entertainer after challenging her credibility and questioning whether she had violated the terms of her $3.38 million civil settlement with Cosby.

The believability of the woman, Andrea Constand, is key to the prosecution’s case, and defense attorney Thomas Mesereau sought, through a morning of careful cross-examination, to piece together an unflattering narrative of Constand as someone who reaped the rewards of a big financial settlement and then still set out to make sure he was prosecuted.

Provision - Settlement - Agreement - Complaint - Entertainer

He pointed to a provision of that settlement agreement, which stated that she would not initiate any criminal complaint against the entertainer, and pointedly asked her whether she abided by that.

“Yes, I did,” replied Constand.

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“What are you doing here?” he asked, prompting prosecutor Kristen Feden to object and Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill to prohibit the question.

Mesereau tried again. “You’re here, aren’t you?” but Feden once again objected and O’Neill once again ruled in her favor.

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On Friday, Constand testified that she had gotten to know Cosby when she was operations manager for Temple University’s womens’ basketball team. Cosby is a Temple alumnus and had been a major booster of the college.

She said when she went to his home in suburban Philadelphia in early 2004, he offered her three small blue pills to help her relax. She said she believed they were some kind of an herbal remedy...
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