Three of Bill Cosby’s accusers testified against him today, with one woman calling him a “serial rapist,” the AP reports.
“The women’s charged rhetoric prompted several mistrial requests from Cosby’s lawyers — which were denied — as prosecutors built their case that Cosby was one of Hollywood’s biggest predators long before he met Andrea Constand, the chief accuser in his sexual assault retrial,” the AP reports.
“Now well into middle age, the accusers spoke of entering Cosby’s orbit as starstruck young women seeking career help or, in the case of a casino bartender from Reno, Nevada, simply looking for a fun time,” the story reports. “All of them testified they wound up unconscious from the pills or alcohol he gave them, unable to say no or resist as he had his way with them.”
“’I was raped,’ declared the former bartender, Janice Baker-Kinney, who was 24 when she says Cosby gave her pills she suspected to be quaaludes and had sex with her in 1982,” the story reports, adding: “Cosby’s lawyers say Baker-Kinney, who now works as a stage manager on pro sports broadcasts in the San Francisco area, took the drug willingly.”