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Bliss asked Constand whether the depression she said she noticed in her daughter could have been due to other factors, instead of the alleged assault.

Constand was more confident and composed as she told jurors about the night in question. She says he described their sexual encounter and apologized for his behavior.

Constand testified Friday that she drank wine and took three blue pills at Cosby's urging in January 2004, then lost consciousness and, sometime later, was "jolted awake" to find the entertainer sexually assaulting her.

The defence is trying to cast Constand as an unrequited lover who acted inappropriately by showing interest in the long-married Cosby. Their stories aimed to bolster prosecutors' argument that Cosby's attack on Constand wasn't a singular error but part of a pattern of misbehavior.

Mesereau clawed back, making clear to jurors that Constand's answers have varied on the date of the alleged assault, how often she dined out with Cosby, whether she made a point of wearing a cashmere sweater he gave to her and where she wound up when she visited his room at a CT casino.

Gianna Constand said Cosby told her he'd given Andrea Constand a prescription drug - not the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl as he has claimed - but didn't provide the name. Jackson, according to court documents, has alleged that Constand told her about a plan to bring false accusations about sexual assault against a celebrity in order to make money. Jackson has said that she and Constand worked closely together, had been friends and had shared hotel rooms several times. "It tore my family apart, and we just wanted it over", Constand said.

The payout settled a civil litigation later Pennsylvania prosecutors in 2005 to begin with declined to control Cosby to its attack, which Constand registered.

Looking to undercut her account, Cosby's defense team said Andrea Constand spent late nights at the comedian's home, drove four hours to see him at a casino and called him twice on Valentine's Day, about a month after she says he drugged and molested her, jurors learned Monday as the defense sought to undercut her account.

Andrea Constand, the key witness in Bill Cosby's retrial on indecent assault charges, testified during cross-examination why she agreed to a $3.38 million civil settlement in which Cosby did not admit to wrongdoing.

Constand was the director of women's basketball operations at Temple University in Philadelphia when she met Cosby, a powerful alumnus and member of the board of trustees.

Constand has testified that she saw the former TV star as a mentor and had previously rejected his advances.

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

The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial says he's seeing the courtroom clearly again after having emergency surgery over the weekend to fix a torn retina. He says he's thankful to the doctors who diagnosed the tear and performed the laser procedure on his left eye without disrupting the trial schedule. This really is the only one recent enough to function as the subject of legal prosecution - legal charges were attracted by District Attorney Kevin Steele in overdue 2015, days ahead of the statute of limitations for the offenses was due to perish. He says the encounter was consensual. His first trial on the charges ended previous year in a mistrial after a Pennsylvania jury couldn't come to a unanimous decision.

Bill Cosby has arrived for the sixth day of his sexual assault retrial where he will again come face-to-face with his primary accuser.

Cosby arrived at the rain-soaked suburban Philadelphia courthouse on Monday morning wearing a black raincoat and walking under a large, black umbrella hd by his spokesman.

Mesereau opened the retrial last week with a blistering attack on Constand, telling jurors that she is a "con artist" who framed the comedian and cashed in with a $3.4 million United States settlement. Cosby lawyer Tom Mesereau asked her on Monday.

Bill Cosby's chief accuser is back on the witness stand as the comedian's lawyers look to raise doubts about her allegations that he drugged and molested her in 2004.

Now with Constand on the witness stand and facing more defense questions on Monday, Mesereau is scouring a binder full of her police statements and prior testimony - and he's finding some inconsistencies.

Mesereau opened the sex assault retrial last week with a blistering attack on Constand, telling jurors the evidence will show she's nothing more than a con artist.

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