The first witness for the prosecution in Bill Cosby’s criminal trial testified on Monday. Kelly Johnson was in tears as she told the jury in a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, courtroom how the actor reportedly drugged her and assaulted her.
NBC reports that Johnson, who once worked for Cosby’s agent, testified that in 1996, the actor invited her to a hotel bungalow, where he forced to take a “white pill.” She said Cosby then sexually assaulted her and although she wanted him to stop, the pill rendered her defenseless.
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“I remember him being behind me, making those grunting sounds. I remember wanting to pull up my dress and wanting to cover myself but not being able to.”
Brian McMonagle, Cosby’s defense attorney, held nothing back as he fired off questions at Johnson. He asked her why it took so long for to come forward with the claim and questioned if she had “selective amnesia.”
“I was very afraid because I have a secret about the biggest celebrity in the world at that time and it was just me, just me and my word against his,” said Johnson.
Cosby, who was escorted into the courtroom by his former TV daughter, Keshia Knight Pulliam, listened intently as his attorney and Johnson went back and forth. While McMonagle attempted to attack her credibility, Johnson shot back each time with a defense.
The Cosby Show star isn’t being charged for the alleged incident with Johnson. However, her testimony may ultimately help the prosecution prove that Cosby did indeed sexually attack Andrea Constand, the woman who said he assaulted her in November 2002.
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