Cosby's chief accuser alleges drugging, assault

14 Abril, 2018, 02:37 | Author: Gregg Anderson
  • High-profile Hollywood lawyer Tom Mesereau will represent the 80-year-old TV star after the jury failed to reached a verdict in his first trial ten months ago. Mr Meserau is best known for winning an acquittal in Michael Jackson’s 2005 child molestation

Bill Cosby's defense lawyers are challenging model Janice Dickinson over her testimony that the comedian raped her in 1982. 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". He says it was consensual.

The Associated Press doesn't typically identify people who say they're victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Lublin has done.

She said she wanted Cosby to stop but couldn't say anything.

She testified that the assault began when she became incapacitated after accepting three small blue pills that Cosby said would help her relax.

In the new trial, a fresh jury of seven men and five women has been convened.

Bill Cosby's retrial is now underway in a Pennsylvania courtroom, where the comedian stands accused of drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004. Cosby has denied those charges and similar allegations made by other women. She said she's never paid Allred, hasn't been paid by the lawyer and hasn't been involved litigation against Cosby.

Tom Mesereau: "She had a history of financial problems until she hit the jackpot with Bill Cosby".

She also signed a confidentiality agreement in which she agreed not to again initiate criminal charges against the comedian. He settled the case for $3.4 million.

The judge says that Cosby's lawyers can bring it up.

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.

Cosby's attorneys are expected to cross-examine Constand, including about the almost $3.4 million settlement she received.

She said the wine knocked her out, and Cosby then forced her to perform oral sex.

More news: Volkswagen names new CEO in sudden shift
More news: BJP Madhya Pradesh chief says Kathua gang-rape, murder engineered by Pakistan
More news: Baby boy is born four years after the death of his parents

Constand says the pills instead made her black out.

Cosby lawyer Jaya Gupta told a judge Wednesday that Chelan Lasha's 2007 guilty plea for making a false report to Arizona law enforcement "bears on her veracity".

Lasha claimed that after taking the pill and the shot of liqueur, she was immediately immobilized. While we can't predict exactly how those movements might influence the jury, the atmosphere around the Cosby trial is certainly different now, as evidenced by a topless protestor outside the courtroom yesterday with "Women's Lives Matter" written on her body.

In 1984, Thomas was a 24-year-old aspiring actress when her agent arranged for Cosby to give her acting tips at a session in Reno, Nevada. The first trial ended in a mistrial last June after the jury was deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict. Mesereau referred to a key defense witness, Marguerite Jackson, who worked with Constand at Temple University. She invented the story of the assault as part of a scheme to sue him and profit in a civil settlement, they argued.

She told the jury she has nothing to gain financially now by wanting him locked up.

For this trial, prosecutors had the strategic advantage of putting Constand on the witness stand after a parade of other accusers who told jurors that Cosby had used the same tactics on them: preying on women who saw him as a mentor, debilitating them with pills or alcohol and then violating them when they were unable to fight back. The next thing she remembers is coming to, feeling Cosby behind her, and his fingers inside her vagina.

Thomas, who went public with her allegations in 2015, has teamed with other Cosby accusers to lobby for longer statutes of limitations for sex crimes, including a successful effort to double Colorado's to 20 years.

Bill Cosby has arrived for the fifth day of his sexual assault retrial where he's expected to come face to face with his primary accuser.

The prosecutio's first witness was Dr Barbara Ziv, a forensic psychiatrist who discussed some common misunderstandings - "rape myths" as she called them.

Bill Cosby's chief complainant is set to testify today at his sexual assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia, making for a climactic courtroom showdown after five other women told jurors the man once revered as America's Dad is a serial rapist who harmed them too.

She says Cosby then raped her, leaving her "very, very sore... in shock and humiliated".

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Cosby's new defense team has researched Constand's testimony and statements from a year ago and found "even more inconsistencies".


  • EU prepara ataque en Siria

    EU prepara ataque en Siria

    Las fuerzas gubernamentales sirias están evacuando sus bases principales ante un posible ataque de Estados Unidos . Más temprano, en Twitter, Trump suavizó también sus declaraciones sobre una eventual acción militar.
    Scalise: I 'Wouldn't Run Against' McCarthy for Speaker

    Scalise: I 'Wouldn't Run Against' McCarthy for Speaker

    McCarthy is seen as an affable presence at the House, a hard worker who's accessible to listen to members' considerations. Scalise is viewed as more conservative than McCarthy, important in a House GOP conference that's drifted to the right.
    Trump signals Qatar crisis u-turn in Emir Tamim meeting

    Trump signals Qatar crisis u-turn in Emir Tamim meeting

    The year-old regional crisis, marked by neighboring countries cutting air, sea and land links to Qatar, continues. The UAE, meanwhile, would also build a nuclear waste site at the closest point near its border with Qatar.
  • Mueren 105 al estrellarse avión militar en Argelia

    Mueren 105 al estrellarse avión militar en Argelia

    El accidente, que se produjo a los pocos minutos de despegar , tuvo como saldo al menos 247 pasajeros y 10 tripulantes muertos . Los cuerpos de los fallecidos fueron trasladados al hospital militar de Ain Naadja, cerca de Argel , donde serán identificados.
    Crown Prince Heads to Spain on Official Visit

    Crown Prince Heads to Spain on Official Visit

    He and Macron stated their conflicting views over the Iran nuclear deal , which both Saudi Arabia and the USA strongly criticize. Saudi Arabia leads a foreign coalition backing the Yemeni president who was forced out of office as the war broke out.
    Pompeo Faces Tough Questioning In Secretary Of State Confirmation Hearing

    Pompeo Faces Tough Questioning In Secretary Of State Confirmation Hearing

    He seemed to be referring to a February clash with US -led forces, the details of which have been murky . UN Ambassador Nikki Haley sat in the audience in support of Pompeo and Sens.
  • Death toll from Humboldt Broncos bus crash rises to 16

    Death toll from Humboldt Broncos bus crash rises to 16

    Lynne Brecht ties ribbons, in the Broncos colours, around trees all over main street Humboldt, Sask., on Wednesday April 10, 2018. National and worldwide support poured out for the families and community affected by the crash.
    Arribó a Lima el secretario de Estado interino de EE UU

    Arribó a Lima el secretario de Estado interino de EE UU

    En su octava edición, los participantes adoptarán compromisos concretos en torno al tema "Gobernabilidad democrática frente a la corrupción".
    Long trip? Airbus plans to let passengers sleep in the cargo hold

    Long trip? Airbus plans to let passengers sleep in the cargo hold

    The new passenger modules will be easily interchangeable with regular cargo containers during a typical turnaround if required. Carriers will be able to order new A330 jets fitted with the modules, or retrofit planes already in service.
  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Indianapolis Says

    On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Indianapolis Says "Never Again"

    Of those aware of the Holocaust , one third of all Americans and over four in 10 millennials believe that only two million Jews or less were killed.
    FBI Raids Michael Cohen's Office

    FBI Raids Michael Cohen's Office

    She claims Mr Trump did not sign the Hush Agreement so that he could distance himself from it, and from Ms Daniels. The special counsel's office and Justice Department declined to comment on the searches Monday.
    Netflix le declara la guerra al Festival de Cannes — Tercer round

    Netflix le declara la guerra al Festival de Cannes — Tercer round

    Animamos a Cannes a que vuelva a unirse a la comunidad cinematográfica mundial y a que le dé la bienvenida de nuevo", indicó. Sarandos ha dicho que preferían que sus películas compitiesen en un terreno justo con todos los demás cineastas.


Why Did Paul Ryan Retire? Who Could Replace Him As House Speaker?
House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledged Thursday that the Republican Party needs more women and minorities, and pointed to Utah Rep. Ryan dismissed concerns that his retirement may affect Republican efforts to keep its majority in the House.

Airlines warned to stay cautious on possible Syria air strikes
President Bashar al-Assad's government, which receives military backing from Russian Federation , denied being behind the attack. Trump was to meet late in the day with senior national security aides, and no action was "off the table", the president said.

The Avengers ranks higher in terms of worldwide grosses, making it the fifth highest grossing movie ever, period. The project started with 2008's Iron Man , which introduced the world to Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/ Iron Man .

Check out the Steelers 2018 draft day hat
Now, let's look at the teams most in need of a quarterback in this year's NFL Draft , ranking them from No. 5 to No. 1. They gave Smith a huge extension, but he's also 33 years old and they built an out into it after the 2020 season.

Muere escritor y traductor Sergio Pitol
Sergio Pitol tradujo desde la década de los sesenta alrededor de 40 obras literarias de autores indispensables. Asimismo, informó que se convocará a instituciones, amigos y familiares a un homenaje nacional.

Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Rahul leads midnight protest at India Gate
Among those who joined the protesters included senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Digvijay Singh. Insisting that it wasn't a political march, Rahul said, "We want the women to live in peace and security".

WMO Hurricane Committee reviews devastating 2017 season, retires names
An additional fatality in Panama was due to a "shipwreck", bringing the death toll directly associated with Nate to 45. Four notable storms from the 2017 season had names that will no longer be used for hurricanes, according to the U.N.

Uber rolls out safety features, including faster 911 calls
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson - he served during Obama's second term - will chair Uber's Safety Advisory Board . Uber's latest effort to deal with rider safety follows numerous past headlines about unsafe situations with drivers.

IMF's Lagarde warns China on 'Belt and Road' debt
Experiences from across the globe show that there is always a risk of potentially failed projects and the misuse of funds". Xi has touted the plan as a way to foster development and economic integration.

Deposition of Bacteria and Bacterial Spores by Bathroom Hot Air Hand Dryers
In fact, the University of Connecticut's School of Medicine even started to stock paper towels in its facilities. Researchers analysed hand dryers from male and female bathrooms in three separate areas.