Bill Cosby boasted of being a great judge of character and reader of emotions when he made claims that his accuser Andrea Constand invited sexual advances made towards her. Reportedly, Cosby made two prior attempts for sexual relations before “allegedly” drugging Constand and violating her. The problem with Cosby’s story is at the time the incident occurred, his accuser was gay and involved in a relationship with a woman. This contradicts his alibi which suggested consent and attraction.
Constand is the first woman whose allegations went public over a decade ago. She initially contacted law enforcement in January 2005 with claims that the comedian not only drugged her but forced her to touch him in an intimate manner. At that time, the District Attorney for Montgomery County, Bruce L. Castor, Jr. refused to file criminal charges against Cosby. This resulted in a civil suit being filed by Constand which was settled with the inclusion of a confidentiality agreement, in October 2006.
In July 2015, The New York Times released a portion of the disposition rendered by Cosby as part of the accuser’s earlier lawsuit. Cosby said:
I walk her out. She does not look angry. She does not say to me, ‘Don’t ever do that again.’ She doesn’t walk out with an attitude of a huff – because I think that I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them.
Dolores Troiani, Constand’s attorney, called Cosby a narcissist who failed to realize that her client is gay. She was not attracted in any way to the actor because Constand is not drawn to males. This fact discredits his alibi. The attorney wrote:
In his narcissistic view of the world, defendant believes that plaintiff’s every Tweet must be about him. He is as perceptive in this belief as he claims to be in his interpretation of non-verbal cues from women he wants to seduce. As the defendant admits in his deposition, despite his talent for interpreting female reactions to him, he did not realize plaintiff was gay until the police told him.
District Attorney-Elect for Montgomery County, Kevin Steele, reported that at the time his client was victimized she considered Cosby to be a friend and mentor. On Wednesday, after the arrest warrant was issued for the comedian Steele said it is a prosecutor’s job to follow the evidence. Upon examination of the evidence, he was happy to report that his team is able to seek justice for the victim.
Constand, as some may believe, was not attracted in a sexual way to the actor. At the time she was victimized, she had not entered his residence for a date or sexual encounter. Simply stated, Constand was a lesbian woman who was in a relationship and looked to the comedian as a mentor. Many will argue the point, but this contradicts Cosby’s alibi which claims she was attracted to and welcomed sexual expressions from him.
She had known him for at least two years and over time Cosby positioned himself as a mentor to her. Constand had been invited to dinner parties and had frequented his home outside of Philadelphia on other occasions. The two discussed her career aspirations, basketball, and spiritual beliefs. He even cultivated a relationship with his victim’s family in efforts to justify a “friendship” with a woman who was very much his junior.
On Dec. 30, 2015, a lesbian woman brought justice to Cosby contradicting his alibi. He was charged with aggravated indecent assault of his victim by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in Norristown, Pa. This came one month before the 12-year statute of limitations for the case would run out. Although some feel Cosby will be vindicated, many others are praying instead that his host of victims will finally receive justice.
By Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
People: Bill Cosby’s Original Accuser Andrea Constand Calls Him a ‘Narcissist’ Who Missed Cues That She’s Gay
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