The Latest: Accuser's mom: Cosby called himself a 'sick man'April 16, 2018 10:22pm

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Bill Cosby's sexual-assault retrial (all times local):

6:05 p.m.

The mother of Bill Cosby's chief accuser tells jurors the comedian admitted to her that he was a "sick man."

Gianna Constand testified Monday about a phone call she had with Cosby in 2005, about a year after her daughter says he drugged and molested her.

Gianna Constand says that during the phone call, Cosby acknowledged he gave Andrea Constand a prescription medication and then graphically described their sexual encounter. She says Cosby told her he "felt like a dirty old perverted man."

Andrea Constand alleges Cosby drugged and assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He says she consented to a sexual encounter.

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

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4:20 p.m.

A woman says Bill Cosby described in graphic detail his sexual encounter with her daughter and then apologized.

Gianna Constand told the jury at Cosby's suburban Philadelphia sexual-assault retrial she called him demanding to know the medication he'd given her daughter and what he'd done to her.

She says Cosby told her he gave Andrea Constand a prescription drug but didn't give her the name. She says he described their sexual encounter and apologized for his behavior.

Gianna Constand testified Monday she was concerned because her daughter hadn't been the same since leaving Temple University in Philadelphia in March 2004, about two months after the alleged assault, and moving back to Canada.

The 80-year-old comedian is charged with drugging and molesting Andrea Constand. He says it was consensual.

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

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3:45 p.m.

Bill Cosby's chief accuser is off the witness stand at his suburban Philadelphia sexual-assault retrial after more than seven hours.

Andrea Constand testified Cosby knocked her out with pills and sexually assaulted her at his home in 2004. He says the sexual encounter was consensual.

During cross-examination Monday, Cosby's lawyers tried to show her as an opportunist who feigned romantic interest in Cosby so she could later make a false accusation against him and file a lawsuit. Cosby settled the case for about $3.4 million.

Constand denied setting Cosby up.

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

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1:05 p.m.

Bill Cosby's chief accuser denies knowing or ever speaking with a woman who's expected to be a key witness for the defense.

Andrea Constand told jurors on Monday she doesn't "recall ever having a conversation with" Marguerite Jackson. Both worked at Temple University around the time Constand says Cosby drugged and molested her at his suburban Philadelphia home.

The defense plans to call Jackson as a witness and says she will testify that Constand mused about framing a celebrity before she lodged sexual abuse allegations against Cosby in 2005. Jackson has said that she and Constand worked closely together, had been friends and had shared hotel rooms several times.

The 80-year-old comedian says his encounter with Constand was consensual.

The defense has finished its cross-examination of Constand.

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11:55 a.m.

Bill Cosby's lawyer is trying to paint the chief accuser in the comedian's sex-assault case as an unrequited lover who spent late nights at the comedian's home, drove hours to see him at a casino and called him twice on Valentine's Day after she says he drugged and molested her.

Andrea Constand said under cross-examination Monday that her phone calls to Cosby were about basketball.

Phone records show the former director of women's basketball operations at Temple University made brief calls to Cosby around the time of a Temple home game on Feb. 14, 2004.

Constand says she felt a duty to answer Cosby's inquiries since he was an alumnus and trustee.

She has testified that she saw Cosby as a mentor and had no romantic interest in him.

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

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11:40 a.m.

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 repair a torn retina.

Judge Steven O'Neill disclosed the injury as the retrial resumed Monday. 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.

O'Neill said he was worried he'd have to wait to have the procedure during the week, delaying testimony and keeping sequestered jurors in their hotel longer. He said waiting too long could've caused him to lose sight in the eye.

Cosby is on trial over charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004. He says the encounter was consensual. His first trial ended with a hung jury.

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8:30 a.m.

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.

The 80-year-old comedian walked through heavy rain into the suburban Philadelphia courthouse under a large black umbrella held by his spokesman.

Chief accuser Andrea Constand will be back on the stand Monday as Cosby lawyer Tom Mesereau scours a binder full of her police statements and prior testimony for inconsistencies.

During cross examination Friday, the trial lawyer had Constand flustered with questions about whether she'd ever said she was affectionate toward Cosby. Another line of attack centered on her involvement in a Ponzi scheme.

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

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Midnight

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.

Andrea Constand faces more defense questions on Monday, and Cosby lawyer Tom Mesereau is scouring a binder full of her police statements and prior testimony for inconsistencies.

During cross examination Friday, the trial lawyer had Constand flustered with questions about whether she'd ever said she was affectionate toward Cosby. Another line of attack centered on her involvement in a Ponzi scheme.

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.

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

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