|Bill Cosby being aided into court by Keisha Knight Pulliam.|
Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby now faces his accusers in court. The 79 year old comedian/entertainer had appeared in court to listen to accuser Andrea Constand tell the jury graphic details about her interaction with him.
Cosby continues to maintain innocence and is facing up to 25 years if convicted. He will have to register in Offender U as a TIER III for the rest of his life.
Cosby is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On his first day to court for trial, he was accompanied by his former co-star, Keisha Knight Pulliam.
Knight Pulliam played Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show. The 38-year old actress supporters her former mentor and dismissed claims by some of the accusers.
Cosby seen his world collapse in late 2015. When a comedian was alluding to Cosby's cover sexual misbehavior, it launched into many claims about the entertainer's misdeeds.
Hannibal Buress became the guy who took down Cosby.
Memorable quotes from his act.
"Cosby's talking down to young Black men about their mode of dress and lifestyle. Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby, so that kind of brings you down a couple notches."
He said to the audience. "Google Bill Cosby rape" and that launched the allegations.
This accuser met the statue of limitations. That's why this one sticks out the most. Cosby thought he could have the venue delayed and thrown out on the grounds of settlements paid to Constand.
NO AMOUNT OF MONEY WILL BUY OFF THE ACTIONS OF THIS DISGUSTING BEHAVIOR! RAPE IS RAPE! THERE IS NOTHING FUNNY ABOUT IT! THIS IS NOT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT! THIS IS A CRIMINAL ACT AND THOSE WHO COMMIT THIS HAVE LIKELY DONE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE!
Although Cosby isn't convicted of sexual assault, the legacy and the allegations of fathering children out of wedlock will remain an ugly scar on his legacy. The loss of his son Ennis isn't going to save him when he is placed in the iron college.
The case stems from the 2004 incident where the former Temple University female basketball coach detailed a friendship between her and Cosby. Constand had went to Cosby for advice. She accused the entertainer of taking advantage of her and fondling her while she was drugged.
Two days in and the jury heard women testify that Cosby would befriend them, win over their trust, plied them with gifts and opportunities, and then place a Quaalude into the food. Then he would sexually abuse them.
The Montgomery County Court is hearing Constand.
"She said that Cosby gave her pills he claimed were a natural remedy to ease her stress about a looming career change. 'They're your friends. They'll take the edge off,' she quoted him as saying."
"She told the jury she started feeling woozy after 20 minutes, with blurred vision, slurred words and legs that felt like rubber. Cosby then [assaulted her], she said.
"She said she was unable to push him away or tell him to stop."
|Andrea Constand tells her side.|
"Cosby, sitting across the room at the defense table, leaned in to listen, whispered to his lawyer and, at times shook his head."
The judge banned audio and cameras in the courtroom.
The jury is mostly white. Seven men and five women. No minority on the jury. Many of the jurors heard of Cosby and watched or seen his performances.
In Monday's testimony, a woman identified as "Victim No. 6" described being drugged and sexually molested by Cosby.
His attorneys are trying to pick apart the accusers. Over 50 women accused the entertainer of inappropriate contact between them and Cosby.
Only Andrea Constand's claim stand within the window.
Me and S.B will continue to follow the Cosby trial. We'll find out if Cosby's career comes to an end.
Will Cosby's legacy be forever tarnished by this?