Weekend Reads Neighbor says Cosby accuser became withdrawn

02:55  09 june  2017
02:55  09 june  2017 Source:   msn.com

Cosby's Canadian accuser focused as trial nears

  Cosby's Canadian accuser focused as trial nears When Andrea Constand takes the stand in the coming days to break her decade-long silence about Bill Cosby, jurors will hear from a free spirit who devotes her life to family, her French poodle, and her work treating cancer patients and others as a massage therapist.The Canadian will be the star witness when the comedian dubbed America's Dad goes on trial Monday in suburban Philadelphia on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted her. Cosby, 79, could get 10 years in prison if convicted.

The Surprising Reason A Bill Cosby Accuser Withdrew her Defamation Lawsuit Against Him – One Day after a Legal Victory. “I thought, ‘I guess I’m going to have to do this again,’ ” she says . “I didn’t expect it would become the spectacle it did.” She filed a defamation lawsuit against Cosby in

Last Friday, a day after a federal judge denied Cosby ’s motion to dismiss her case – a huge victory for her – she withdrew her lawsuit. However, she says she would help any other Cosby accusers with their lawsuits if asked and would help in the Constand s criminal case against Cosby if need be.

Andrea Constand arrives during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004 (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP) © The Associated Press Andrea Constand arrives during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004 (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A former neighbor of Bill Cosby's chief accuser says she became distant and withdrawn in the months after she says the entertainer drugged and violated her at his suburban Philadelphia home.

Purna Rodman Conare testified on Thursday at Cosby's sexual assault trial.

He says accuser Andrea Constand's open, easygoing personality changed drastically in early 2004, and that her March 2004 departure from her job with Temple University's women's basketball team seemed abrupt.

Late in life, sex assault trial caps Cosby's life and legacy

  Late in life, sex assault trial caps Cosby's life and legacy Bill Cosby doesn't plan to testify when he goes on trial Monday on sexual assault charges, but the rambling, remarkable testimony he gave a decade ago in the accuser's lawsuit could still prove pivotal. The deposition from a decade-old sexual battery lawsuit, unsealed by a judge in 2015 at the request of The Associated Press, showed the once-beloved comedian's dark side.

Cosby accuser withdraws lawsuit. Reuters . Boston | Update: 21:02, Jun 25, 2016. In a brief filing in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts, Ruehli did not say why she was withdrawing a suit filed in 2015.

Home » AP News » Prosecutor says Cosby paid accuser nearly .4M. Cosby ’s lawyers have signaled they intend to use the settlement to argue that Andrea Constand falsely accused the former TV star in hopes of landing a big payoff.

Constand says Cosby assaulted her in January 2004 after giving her three blue pills he said were an herbal remedy to help her relax.

Rodman Conare, who now runs a charity in New Jersey, lived in the same Philadelphia condominium complex as Constand in the early 2000s. He says he saw himself as an older brother or father-type figure for Constand and that they're still friends. He says he wasn't aware of the alleged assault at the time.

Constand didn't go to police until January 2005. A police detective who testified Thursday says investigators interviewed Rodman Conare and other neighbors after Constand came forward, but one woman in the building lobby refused.

Cheltenham Township Sgt. Richard Schaffer says that woman told investigators, "Temple University told her not to speak to police."

Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination

  Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination The woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and violating her more than a decade ago stood by her story at his sex-crimes trial Wednesday.Calm and composed, Andrea Constand brushed off suggestions she and Cosby had a romantic relationship before the 2004 encounter at his suburban Philadelphia home.

They were completely taken by surprise." The Surprising Reason a Bill Cosby Accuser Withdrew Ruehli, meanwhile, says she quit the talent agency shortly afterward and never saw Cosby again. "I didn't expect it would become the spectacle it did." She filed a defamation lawsuit against Cosby in

The first woman to publicly accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault is threatening to withdraw from a criminal investigation, according to her attorney. “I don’t know how she could possibly cooperate with him,” Dolores Troiani, one of Constand’s attorneys, tells PEOPLE. “He said she should be afraid of him.

Temple didn't respond to a request for comment.

Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination

  Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination A woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and violating her more than a decade ago stood by her story at his sex-crimes trial Wednesday Calm and composed, Andrea Constand brushed off suggestions she and Cosby had a romantic relationship before the 2004 encounter at his suburban Philadelphia home.

Last Friday, a day after a federal judge denied Cosby ’s motion to dismiss her case – a huge victory for her – she withdrew her lawsuit. However, she says she would help any other Cosby accusers with their lawsuits if asked and would help in the Constand’s criminal case against Cosby if need be.

Bill Cosby has two new accusers , including one who says he's 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.' Allred has become Cosby 's main legal adversary, and she promises to continue to hound him as he attempts to press on with his current tour, already marked by protests, postponements and cancellations.

For the fourth day of his sexual assault trial on Thursday, Cosby arrived at the courthouse accompanied by fellow actors and comedians Joe Torry and Lewis Dix. On Wednesday, actress Sheila Frazier and her hairstylist husband, John Atchison, arrived with the 79-year-old actor. Earlier in the week, Cosby was supported by Keshia Knight-Pulliam, who played the youngest daughter, Rudy, on "The Cosby Show."

The bulk of Wednesday's session was taken up by the defense's cross-examination of primary accuser Andrea Constand. She says Cosby fondled her breasts and genitals after drugging her at his suburban Philadelphia home in January 2004.

Cosby's lawyers scoured Constand's police statements for inconsistencies and her phone records for evidence she'd continued to interact with him.

Constand's mother, Gianna, also testified.

Prosecutors are expected to show jurors the candid statements Cosby made about giving accuser Andrea Constand three unmarked pills in 2004 before engaging in sex acts with her.

Cosby answered questions for four days about Constand and other accusers in the deposition he gave in her 2005 lawsuit. Cosby was arrested after it became public in 2015. He says he had a romantic relationship with Constand.

Cosby's lurid decade-old testimony is read to the jury

  Cosby's lurid decade-old testimony is read to the jury NORRISTOWN, Pa. - The jury at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial heard from the comedian without him actually taking the stand Thursday as prosecutors read into the record his lurid, decade-old testimony about giving pills to Andrea Constand and then reaching into her pants. Jurors sat riveted and took notes as they heard the TV star say that as he touched her body at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004, "I don't hear her say anything. And I don't Jurors sat riveted and took notes as they heard the TV star say that as he touched her body at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004, "I don't hear her say anything. And I don't feel her say anything.

They were completely taken by surprise." The Surprising Reason a Bill Cosby Accuser Withdrew Ruehli, meanwhile, says she quit the talent agency shortly afterward and never saw Cosby again. "I didn't expect it would become the spectacle it did." She filed a defamation lawsuit against Cosby in

Photos: Who are Cosby 's accusers ? Kristina Ruehli was a secretary for a talent agency in 1965 that had Cosby as a client. She said she became unconscious after consuming drinks and later woke up to find Cosby attempting to force her mouth onto his pubic area.

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

Jurors are expected to get the case next week.

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The Latest: Detective reads Cosby deposition to jurors .
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - The Latest on the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A detective is on the stand in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial, reading excerpts from a deposition he gave about his relationship with the accuser. Jurors are riveted and taking notes as they hear Cosby say he was romantically interested in Constand but never told her so. He says he instead tried to test the waters by touching her body, moving his hand "into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection."Cosby also says in the deposition he gave Constand three blue pills to help her relax and get some sleep. She says she was drugged and molested.

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