Andrea Constand as a basketball player (circa 1987)
Andrea Constand is a former basketball player.
On December 30, 2015, Andrea Constand sued Bill Cosby for aggravated indecent assault. She claimed that he penetrated her genitals after he drugged her with the intent of preventing resistance from her.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Constand was the Director of Operations for Temple University's women's basketball team. She met Cosby in November of 2002. Following their introduction, Cosby contacted Temple University to discuss business-related matters. She and Cosby exchanged personal phone numbers and had dinner multiple times, both at his house and at restaurants; he introduced her to various people within his network and provided her with career advice.
Constand recalled two separate instances in which Cosby made sexual advancements towards her.
One was at Cosby's home, when she felt Cosby touching her pants, waist, and inner thigh.
She dismissed herself to go to the bathroom, gathered her things, and left without confronting Bill Cosby.
The second incident occurred between mid-January and mid-February of 2004 at his house in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Cosby allegedly told Constand that "that no one else would be present and that she should dress in comfortable clothing." Constand arrived in a sweatsuit and was told that the two were going to discuss her future career plans. After drinking a few glasses of wine, Bill Cosby allegedly gave her three blue pills that he told her would help her "relax." After she consumed the pills, Cosby unbuttoned her pants and penetrated her vagina with his fingers; she stated that the drugs he gave her earlier made her unable to fight him off.
On March 31, 2004, Andrea Constand left her position at Temple University and moved back to Toronto to live with her mother; she recalled having nightmares about the incident that year.
On January 13, 2005, Andrea told her mother, Gianna Constand that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her.
Gianna told Andrea to file a police report to the Canadian authorities about Cosby's behavior.
On January 13, 2005, Cosby called Andrea, admitted to the assault and offered to pay for her therapy.
He also showed interest in helping her in completing her education goals and offered to pay for her airfare so she can meet with him.
On January 22, 2005, Andrea gave the police a written statement about the incident.
On February 17, 2005, the Montgomery County district attorney at the time, Bruce L. Castor, Jr., decides not to charge Bill Cosby.
On March 8, 2005, Andrea Constand sued Bill Cosby.
Several women agreed to testify to being victims of similar situations perpetrated by Cosby.
In September 2005, in a deposition testimony, Cosby admitted to obtaining quaaludes to give to young women for sex. The civil suit is later settled when Mr. Cosby pays an undisclosed amount to Ms. Constand and both sign a nondisclosure agreement.
In July 2015, a judge released parts of Mr. Cosby’s deposition testimony in the 2005 civil case.
The investigation reopened and detectives visited Toronto to interview Ms. Constand about what happened.
The trial start in June 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby was found guilty on April 27, 2018.