Three accusers confronted comedian Bill Cosby in court yesterday – with one calling him a “serial rapist” and another asking him through her tears: “You remember, don’t you, Mr Cosby?”
The women’s charged rhetoric prompted several mistrial requests from Cosby’s lawyers – which were denied – as prosecutors built their case that Cosby was one of Hollywood’s biggest predators long before he met Andrea Constand, the chief accuser in his sexual assault retrial.
Now well into middle age, the accusers spoke of entering Cosby’s orbit as starstruck young women seeking career help or, in the case of a casino bartender from Reno, Nevada, simply looking for a fun time.
All of them testified they ended up unconscious from the pills or alcohol he gave them, unable to say no or resist as he had his way with them.
“I was raped,” declared former bartender Janice Baker-Kinney, who was 24 when she says Cosby gave her pills and had sex with her in 1982.
Cosby’s lawyers say Ms Baker-Kinney, who now works as a stage manager on pro sports broadcasts in the San Francisco area, took the drug willingly.
Source: Breaking News