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Andrea Constand's mother takes stand in Cosby trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Andrea Constand's mother took the stand Wednesday during day three of Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial and testified that her daughter was a changed person after the alleged assault.

Gianna Constand said her daughter suffered from nightmares and possibly PTSD after the alleged incident.

Gianna also told the jury that during a phone call with Cosby, she demanded he tell her what drugs he gave Andrea before the alleged assault occurred and Cosby said, in detail, that the sexual encounter was consensual.

The prosecution then played a recorded phone call between Gianna Constand and Cosby during which Cosby offered to pay for Andrea's grad school.

Constand worked at Temple University at the time the alleged assault occurred and Cosby was a trustee.

Constand left that job in March 2004 and reported the assault in 2005, later settling a civil lawsuit with the comedian. Cosby was criminally charged in 2015.

Bill Cosby seemed upbeat during Wednesday's proceedings and greeted supporters while entering and exiting the courthouse.

Cosby's wife Camille, former co-star Sheila Fraizer, and her husband John Atchison were also by his side.

Frazier addressed a throng of reporters telling them "I am not here to decide what is guilt over innocence but what I am here to do is to support Mr. Cosby."


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