Andrea Constand is fighting against Bill Cosby in the court system once again. The 80-year-old comedian, once famously reputed as a wholesome family man of virtuous moral standing, denied allegations of sexual assault.
Cosby is facing a re-trial following the one that ended in gridlock last year after the jury couldn’t come to a unanimous decision regarding his guilt for allegedly drugging and molesting Andrea, 45, in 2004.
At the time of the incident, Andrea was 31-years-old and she and Cosby had a strange relationship where he would send her money. In response to the allegations that Cosby drugged and assaulted her, the former comedian said their relationship was always consensual.
If Cosby is considered guilty by the jury, he’ll have to go to prison for ten years at the maximum. Andrea went to Cosby’s house back in 2004 to talk about a career change, as she, at the time, worked as a university administrator for a women’s basketball team.
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Mr. Cosby gave her three pills to help her with feeling sick, and when she awoke, the disgraced comedian supposedly was penetrating her and touching her body while she was barely incoherent.
Cosby said the pills given to Andrea were merely Benadryl, meant as cold medication. Moreover, Constand claims she and her mother talked to Bill over the phone and he apologized profusely for what he had done.
In 2005, Constand pulled out of her civil lawsuit against him after Bill paid her a $3.4 million settlement. As for why she chose to re-open the case, it’s “for justice,” she said to the New York Times.
In the current trial, Andrea is supported by many other victims of Cosby who are telling their story during the process. The former supermodel, Janice Dickinson, was one of the women to testify on Thursday.