One of Bill Cosby‘s accusers, Andrea Constand, testified against the 79-year-old actor on Tuesday and her testimony could potentially send the entertainer to prison for the rest of his life! Now, everyone who has been following the 18-month case is asking more questions than ever, and they want to know more about the accuser. Is Andrea Constand gay? Where is Andrea Constand from? Those are just a couple of the many questions on people’s minds. To learn more about her, here is our Andrea Constand wiki.
Who is Andrea Constand?
Not much is known about the accuser, and for a long time she valued (and still does) her privacy during the most difficult time in her life. If you look online, you will find Andrea Constand’s pictures during the trial. Constand is a 44-year-old message therapist from Toronto, Ontario and she became friends with Bill Cosby before the alleged incident. She met him when she ran operations for the women’s basketball team at Philadelphia’s Temple University (of which Cosby is an alumnus and donor) in 2002. Constand is a lesbian, but didn’t tell Cosby at the time. She also has a brother-in-law, who is a Canadian police officer.
Constand Believed Cosby was a Friend
According to her testimony (which was unknown to the judge beforehand), Constand believed Cosby to be a friend and mentor, who was going to help her get into the business of sports broadcasting. They had several dinners and would attend social gatherings together. She even went to one of his shows with her family.
“I trusted him” said Constand during her testimony. “I wasn’t scared of someone making a pass at me.”
“He was a Temple friend, somebody I trusted, a mentor, and somewhat of an older figure to me,” she said before the alleged assault.
She Described Her Attack
Constand testified that she was invited to Cosby’s Philadelphia mansion and thought nothing of it at the time. She said he gave her three blue pills after having dinner with him and was told to take them because they would “take the edge off.”
“I began to slur my words and I told Mr. Cosby that I had trouble seeing him and I was seeing two of him,” she testified of the effects of the pills Cosby told her were supplements. “When I stood up, my legs were not strong and I began to panic a bit,” she added.
She Stayed in Contact with Cosby
While on the stand, Andrea Constand was asked why she stayed in contact with the accused. She did so out of fear of losing her job. Constand knew he was well connected and said she felt humiliated and confused. If Cosby is found guilty, he could spend at least 10 years in prison. He has been accused of sexually assaulting 60 women and in Constand’s case, he’s charged with three counts of aggravated assault.
Cosby’s Co-Star Supports Him
Bill Cosby’s former Cosby Show co-star, Keshia Knight Pulliam, 38, was seen walking with him and still remembers him as “America’s Dad,” despite his now tarnished reputation.
“The man that I’ve known as a child was funny and witty and smart and philanthropic and full of advice,” she told ABC News. “I can only go based on who I’ve experienced, and at the end of the day, it’s the court’s job to find the truth of the matter.”
Pulliam has defended him in the past and in an interview with Access Hollywood, she told the public to hold their judgment.
“Whoever is involved, those are the people who were there. I wasn’t there. I can only speak to the great man that I know and love, who has been so generous, who has been such a philanthropist and giving back millions of dollars to education and schools. And just the man I grew up knowing. It’s really not my place to speak on that,” she said. “Unfortunately, in the court of public opinion everyone has formed their opinion, but we’re still in America and you’re innocent until proven guilty of any crimes.”