NORRISTOWN, Pa- The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial on Wednesday refused a defence request to declare a mistrial after one of the accusers called as a prosecution witness blurted out, “You know what you did, don’t you, Mr. Cosby?”
Cosby, 80 who once a beloved comedian and actor of the iconic sitcom The Cosby’s, once seen as the father of the community, is on trial on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a 45-year-old former friend and colleague, in 2004.
On Wednesday three other women in the Pennsylvania testified that at they were drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby in the 1980s, Cosby was at the height of his popularity and career.
Two more are expected to testify later in the trial, in addition to Constand.
Chelan Lasha and inspiring model shocked the courtroom when she shouted, “You know what you did, don’t you, Mr Cosby?” as the jury of seven men and women looked on.
The defence team for Cosby immediately called for a mistrial, fearing her outburst could influence the injury.
Steven O’Neil judge for the case denied this request and warned an emotional Lasha against repeating such conduct.
Lasha has accused Cosby of sexually assault in 1986 when she was 17 just out of High School, she said during her teary testimony,
“I was a child, and a good girl, and he took it all away from me,”
“I trusted him.”
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