Hollywood Celebrities React To Bill Cosby Guilty Verdict

The Women Who Have Accused Bill Cosby Of Sexual Assault

Andrea Constand

<span style=”color: #666666;”>Constand alleged that she visited the comedian at his Cheltenham home in January 2004. NBC News reported that she&nbsp;</span><a style=”color: #0088cc;text-decoration: none;” href=”http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/why-are-old-assault-claims-against-bill-cosby-back-n250161″ target=”_hplink”>claimed Cosby had given her pills</a><span style=”color: #666666;”>&nbsp;that he said were “herbal medication.”&nbsp;</span><a style=”color: #0088cc;text-decoration: none;” href=”http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/cosby-hit-sex-assault-suit” target=”_hplink”>According to The Smoking Gun</a><span style=”color: #666666;”>, she claimed that after she took the pills, Cosby “laid her down on a sofa and proceeded to sexually assault her. She awoke hours later to discover her clothes and undergarments in disarray,” when she said “she was greeted by a bathrobe-clad Cosby.”</span><a style=”color: #0088cc;text-decoration: none;” href=”http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/why-are-old-assault-claims-against-bill-cosby-back-n250161″ target=”_hplink”>Constand filed a lawsuit against Cosby</a><span style=”color: #666666;”>&nbsp;in Nov. 2006. Thirteen other women, 12 of whom asked to remain anonymous, are mentioned in court papers as Jane Doe witnesses. The case was settled out of court that November.&nbsp;</span><a style=”color: #0088cc;text-decoration: none;” href=”http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/why-are-old-assault-claims-against-bill-cosby-back-n250161″ target=”_hplink”>Read more here</a><span style=”color: #666666;”>.</span>

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