Cosby's chief accuser alleges drugging, assault


NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's chief accuser has told a jury he drugged her with three blue pills and then sexually assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Andrea Constand took the stand at his sexual assault retrial today.

Cosby has said he gave Constand the cold medicine Benadryl and she consented to a sexual encounter. His first trial ended in a hung jury.

Constand says Cosby called the pills "your friends" and told her they would "help take the edge off."

Constand says the pills instead made her black out. She says she awoke to find Cosby penetrating her with his fingers and putting her hand on his penis.

She says she was still incapacitated and "was not able to do anything" about the assault.

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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