Bill Cosby Accuser Calls Him a ‘Serial Rapist’ at Comedian’s Retrial

Heidi Thomas made the blunt assessment of embattled comedian while being cross-examined by his defense lawyer

Bill Cosby accuser Heidi Thomas didn’t mince words while testifying at the embattled comedian’s retrial Wednesday, calling Cosby a “serial rapist.”

The assessment came as Thomas was cross-examined by Cosby defense lawyer Kathleen Bliss, who suggested that Thomas had some sort of vested interest in helping Andrea Constand — whose accusations led to the current retrial — beat Cosby in court.

Bliss questioned Thomas’ Facebook contact with Constand, to which Thomas responded that she sent the former Temple University employee one message, about her dogs.

Bliss then stated that Thomas told Constand, “I’ve got your back, sister.”

“I want to see a serial rapist convicted,” Thomas eventually declared.

Former aspiring actress Thomas testified Tuesday that Cosby assaulted her in 1984 when she was 24, telling the court that Cosby had her do a “cold read” on a script as a character who was intoxicated.

Thomas said Cosby urged her to actually consume alcohol, even though she did not drink, and he produced a glass of wine. Thomas said she only remembered taking one sip of before her memory of the next four days blanked out, except for what she termed “snapshots,” which she recalled in detail.

“I remember waking up in a bed, I don’t know whose bed,” Thomas said. “I had clothes on, he did not. I was lying down, and he was forcing himself in my mouth.”

During Wednesday’s proceedings, Cosby’s defense was also granted a motion to impeach the credibility of an upcoming witness, due to a false statement the witness had made in the past.

Cosby is being re-tried on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from Constand’s accusation that the comedian molesting her in 2004 at his home outside of Philadelphia. Cosby’s initial trial in the matter ended in a mistrial in July 2017 after the jury was unable to reach a verdict following five days of deliberations.

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