Weekend Reads Neighbor says Cosby accuser became withdrawn

02:55  09 june  2017
02:55  09 june  2017 Source:   MSN

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.

She does yoga, she meditates,” said Donna Motsinger, 75, a fellow Cosby accuser who has become close to Constand since the Canadian woman reached out to her two years ago. “She lives a beautiful life.”

She does yoga, she meditates," said Donna Motsinger, 75, a fellow Cosby accuser who has become close to Constand since the Canadian woman reached out to her two years ago. "She lives a beautiful life."

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 (AP) — A former neighbor of Bill Cosby's chief accuser says she became distant and withdrawn in the months after she says the entertainer drugged and violated her at his suburban Philadelphia home.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

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President Donald Trump says he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to world-wide efforts to combat climate change She is so centered and focused. She does yoga, she meditates," said Donna Motsinger, 75, a fellow Cosby accuser who has become close to

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.

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.

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.

She does yoga, she meditates," said Donna Motsinger, 75, a fellow Cosby accuser who has become close to Constand since the Canadian woman reached out to her two years ago. "She lives a beautiful life."

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.

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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.

President Donald Trump says he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to world-wide efforts to combat climate change She is so centered and focused. She does yoga, she meditates," said Donna Motsinger, 75, a fellow Cosby accuser who has become close to

She does yoga, she meditates," said Donna Motsinger, 75, a fellow Cosby accuser who has become close to Constand since the Canadian woman reached out to her two years ago. "She lives a beautiful life."

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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