Bill Cosby Accuser Shares Tearful Story on First Day of Criminal Trial: ‘I Was Very Afraid’

“He was the biggest celebrity in the world at the time,” Kelly Johnson says on the stand

Last Updated: June 6, 2017 @ 11:15 AM

Bill Cosby’s criminal trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, kicked off on Monday with tearful testimony from a former assistant at the William Morris Agency who accused the famed comedian of drugging her and then sexually assaulting her at the bungalow of a Los Angeles hotel in 1996.

Kelly Johnson, one of two accusers allowed to testify in the criminal trial, said that Cosby “intimidated” her into taking an unidentified white pill to help her “relax” and that she later woke to find herself on the bed with her breasts exposed, according to People.com.

“I could see a bottle of lotion on the corner of the nightstand,” she said. “He put lotion in my hand … and he made me touch his penis.”

Cosby has been charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault of another woman, former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who has accused the star of drugging and sexually assaulting her in January 2014 in his mansion in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia.

Cosby, who arrived in court Monday accompanied by “Cosby Show” actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, has pleaded not guilty to the charges and maintained that the sexual encounters were consensual.

Johnson testified for three hours on the stand, occasionally wiping away tears, according to the L.A. Times. “I was very afraid,” she said in the courtroom. “He was the biggest celebrity in the world at the time. And it was just me. It was just me.”

The jury, which was selected several hundred miles away in Pittsburgh, is made up of seven men and five women, with six alternates.