Constand is the only one of Cosby's accusers whose claims are not too old to prosecute.
Cosby did not take the stand at the first trial and is unlikely to do so this time. She's unconscious, she's jolted. "And she's herself being violated".
The start of Cosby's retrial was delayed for several hours Monday as the judge reviewed a motion brought by Cosby's lawyers to dismiss a juror. The judge told the court that he needs "to make sure we can continue with a fair and impartial trial". That earlier trial ended with a deadlocked jury and Cosby's retrial began on Monday.
Shouting "Women's Lives Matter", which was also written on her body along with "Cosby Rapist", the woman hopped the fence and ran topless toward Cosby at 8:35 a.m.as he was being escorted into the courthouse.
In long, at times rambling remarks kicking off perhaps the most high-profile case of his career, Steele rehashed much of the "he-said, "she-said" case, quoting liberally from Cosby's prior deposition".
"I guess in the end I wanted him to feel uncomfortable the way that he made other women feel", she said. He has pleaded not guilty. She said that nothing inappropriate had happened on the set with Cosby.
Still, Cosby's legal team will also reportedly accuse the other witnesses of being after fame and money with their allegations against him. The judge barred her at the first trial.
Cosby is said to be legally blind and had difficulty trying to see what was happening.
Once they are, observers expect a dramatically different trial. In the new trial, 5 additional women will speak to show that Cosby had a history of abusing women.
One of those women is supermodel Janice Dickinson, who will say the comedian drugged and raped her in a Lake Tahoe hotel room in 1982 when she was 27 and he was 45.
Robreno noted at the time that because Cosby had "donned the mantle of public moralist and mounted the proverbial electronic or print soap box to volunteer his views on, among other things, childrearing, family life, education, and crime" he had "voluntarily narrowed the zone of privacy that he is entitled to claim".
Cosby, now 80, is accused of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, then operations manager of the women's basketball team at Temple University, where Cosby was a proud alum.