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Chief Cosby accuser says she was too weak to 'fight him off'

15 April 2018, 01:27 | Kelvin Horton

Top News: Bill Cosby faces accusers in courtroom along with supermodel Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson

Stating that she was now telling the truth, Dickinson - who said she'd cut out the story of her alleged sexual assault after a publisher warned her that it would hurt her career - told the court, "I put my hand on the Bible and I swore".

Cosby has said he gave Constand the cold medicine Benadryl and that she consented to a sexual encounter.

Mesereau read passage after passage from the supermodel's books "No Lifeguard On Duty", "Everything About Me Is Fake and I'm Perfect" and "Check Please: Dating, Mating, and Extricating", which detailed extensive drug use and a wild lifestyle that played out in 1970s New York City. The smell of cigars and espresso, she remembers, was rank.

Mesereau suggested that Baker-Kinney had called her sister the day after the alleged sex assault and told her only that she got too drunk, not that she had taken pills.

But in this particular case, Cosby faces three counts of aggravated sexual assault against Andrea Constand.

Janice Baker-Kinney walks toward the courtroom to testify against Bill Cosby on April 12, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Then, she said, "I started to feel woozy and dizzy".

Dickinson remained resolute while being cross-examined by Cosby defense attorney Thomas Mesereau. Here's "America's Dad" on top of me, a happily married man with five children.

Dickinson did not appear intimidated, instead defiantly chiding the lawyer when he challenged her.

"I didn't want it to happen to anybody else, what had happened to me", she said.

The next morning, she awoke in the bed and felt pain between her legs.

"I was disgusted and in shock and humiliated". Soon after, she said, Cosby pounced on her.

Dickinson got on the witness stand after prosecutors wrapped up with another Cosby accuser who says Cosby assaulted her on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe in 1982 as well. And I stood up because he said, 'You probably need to relax.' And when I stood up, my legs were not strong, and I began to panic a little bit.

Dickinson told the jury that he raped her in 1982.

When she came forward to join other Cosby accusers, she said she wanted an apology from Cosby; she has since sued him for defamation, a civil case that is pending in California.

Eventually, she was so incapacitated that she "couldn't get the words out I wanted to say". "And after the DNA test, and he wasn't the father - thank God - I told him he wasn't the father". She testified that she barely remembered it.

"It's all a fabrication there because I wanted the paycheck for my kids."

Wearing a white blazer and coral top, the former basketball player sat erect in the witness box, calmly responding to questions from the prosecution but became more nervous under cross-examination from the defense.

In all some 50 women have accused Cosby of molestation going back decades.

She called any idea of a romantic relationship "absurd". By the time she was in his bedroom, Dickinson said she could no longer move.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

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 comedian's first trial ended in a mistrial in June, when the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his residence in 2004. Cosby tracked her down to Bali, where she was modeling for an oil company calendar, and asked her to Lake Tahoe "to further talk about my career". "It was gross", she testified.

Throughout cross examination, Cosby lawyer Tom Mesereau recommended that Baker-Kinney was motivated to distort the info of a enjoyable night when she heard a couple of doable $100 million windfall from Cosby.

He said that Cosby's new defence team has "had the opportunity to thoroughly research her testimony and statements" from a year ago and found "even more inconsistencies".

Lasha said the reason her press release, dictated to Allred, contains more detail than her police statement, was due to the fact that the male Los Angeles Police Department officers who interviewed her at her home in 2014 instructed her "to make it as short as possible".

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