Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bill Cosby-Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bill Cosby-Update

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. - The Canadian woman who is Bill Cosby's chief accuser took the stand at his sexual assault trial today to tell her story publicly for the first time.

Toronto native Andrea Constand told court the comedian groped her after giving her three blue pills that left her paralyzed and helpless.

The 44-year-old was an employee of the basketball program at Temple University, Cosby's alma mater, at the time.

She testified she felt frozen and wasn't able to fight in any way -- but she wanted it to stop.

The 79-year-old Cosby is charged with drugging and violating Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

The T-V star once dubbed America's Dad could get 10 years in prison if convicted.

Constand said Cosby gave her pills he claimed were a natural remedy to ease her stress about a looming career change. …

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