Cosby accuser Andrea Constand speaks out for the first time

After 13 years of silence, Andrea Constand has publicly shared her story for the first time. 

The former Temple University basketball administrator was at the center of two trials, the last of which resulted in Bill Cosby’s conviction on sexual assault charges. 

  • Constand spoke to NBC’s Dateline in an interview that is set to air tonight (Friday). In a preview clip, Constand describes the night in 2004 that Cosby assaulted her. She says he gave her three blue pills, referring to the drugs as her “friends.” 
  • “Three blue pills. And he put his hand out and I said, ‘What are those?’ And he said, ‘They'll help you relax,'" she recalled. "And I said, ‘Are they natural? Are they, like, a herbal remedy?’ And he said, ‘No, they're your friends. Just put them down.’”
  • She took them, she said, because she trusted him. A short time later Constand says she lost motor function and moved to a couch where he assaulted her. Constand said: [“My mind is saying, Move your hands, kick, can you do anything? I don’t want this, why is this person doing this? And me not being able to react in any specific way. So I was limp. I was a limp noodle. (0:18 OC: limp noodle)]
  • She continued: “I was in and out of consciousness. I was crying out inside in my throat in my mind for this to stop and I couldn’t do anything.” 
  • More than 60 women have accused Cosby of assault, but only Constand’s case could be tried in court due to statue of limitations laws. 
  • The Dateline Special, “Bringing Down Bill Cosby: Andrea Constand Speaks,” will also include interviews with four other Cosby accusers. It airs Friday at 10 p.m. EST


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