Andrea Constand: 'We brought down Bill Cosby'

The chief accuser in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby has spoken out publicly for the first time since the comedian's conviction.

Mike Dougherty
June 02, 2018 - 9:40 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The chief accuser in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby has spoken out publicly for the first time since the comedian's conviction. In an emotional interview with NBC's Dateline, Andrea Constand shared details about the night Cosby drugged and assaulted her inside his Montgomery County home.

Andrea Constand said Cosby was someone she trusted. She said she was at his home in Elkins Park in 2004 for dinner and to get career advise when the comedian offered her some help getting relaxed.

"Three blue pills," she said. And I said, 'what are those?' He said, 'they'll help you relax....they're your friends, just put 'em down.'"

So she did, and then became physically powerless. Constand said Cosby walked her to a couch, where he forced himself on her.

"I was limp. I was a limp noodle," she said. "My mind is saying, 'Move your hands. Kick. Can you do anything? I don't want this. Why is this person doing this?' I was crying out inside in my throat in my mind for this to stop and I couldn't do anything."

Constand told NBC she soon became emotionally crippled by keeping the secret of her assault for more than a year.

"It was Bill Cosby. It was Dr. Huxtable," she said. "I thought I was the only person he did this to. Who's going to believe me?"

She said she finally decided to talk about it and told her mother out of fear that there were other victims. Eventually her story led to dozens of women coming forward to accuse Cosby of sexual assault. He was convicted in April. 

"We brought down Bill Cosby," Constand said. "But I just had the shoes on."

Constand said the case was never about money and that she "did it for justice."

Sentencing for Cosby is scheduled for September. He's expected to face up to 30 years in prison.