NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Key developments in Bill Cosby’s sexual-assault trial on Monday:
PROSECUTION OPENING STATEMENT: Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden used Cosby’s words against him, citing a deposition he gave in accuser Andrea Constand’s 2005 civil lawsuit in which he acknowledged giving her pills and penetrating her with his fingers as she lay on a couch at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Feden told jurors Constand “couldn’t say no.”
DEFENSE OPENING STATEMENT: Defense lawyer Brian McMonagle attacked Constand’s credibility and disputed she was incapacitated, saying Cosby gave her a cold and allergy medicine only after she complained she couldn’t sleep.
WHO’S IN COURT: Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam , who played Cosby’s youngest daughter, Rudy Huxtable, on “The Cosby Show,” accompanied him into court to show support. Cosby tweeted his thanks and said she #CameToCourtToHearTheTruth.
ON THE STAND: Kelly Johnson, who testified Cosby drugged and assaulted her at a Los Angeles hotel bungalow two decades ago.
QUOTE: “I felt embarrassed because I had a secret about the biggest celebrity in the world at the time and it was just me, just my word against his, and I was very afraid.” — Johnson, on why she waited to come forward.