Cosby Accuser’s Mother Says Comedian Told Her, ‘Don’t Worry Mom, There Was No Penile Penetration’

Gianna Constand says comedian apologized and said he was a “sick man”

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In her testimony to prosecutor Kevin Steele on Monday, Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand’s mother Gianna Constand testified that the comedian told her directly what he did to her daughter during a phone call that lasted more than two hours.

After Andrea told her mother about Cosby allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting her, Gianna told the court that she insisted that her daughter give her Cosby’s phone number so she could call him.

The elder Constand testified that, when they did speak, she demanded to know “what did you give my daughter, and what did you do to her?” She described Cosby as “very, very nervous and very, very manipulative,” and said he told her that he could not read the prescription on the bottle after a five to 10 minute wait, promising to mail her the name of it.

According to Gianna Constand’s testimony, Cosby then asked for Andrea to get on the line as well, and proceeded to explain to her mother that he touched her breasts and penetrated her “digitally … in her vagina.”

Gianna Constand testified that Cosby said he took Andrea Constand’s hand and put it to his penis, adding, “Don’t worry, Mom, there was no penile penetration.”

The elder Constand testified that Andrea hung up at that point but that she stayed on the phone speaking to Cosby for much longer, stating that he only apologized towards the end of the call, admitting that he was a “sick man” and that “it took Andrea to stop him. Whatever that meant.”

The mother stated, “When I was talking to him, my anger was so much that I literally popped a capillary, my eyes were full of blood.”

When she was cross-examined by Cosby attorney Kathleen Bliss, Gianna Constand became furious with Bliss’ demeanor and line of questioning at times, exclaiming, “Don’t talk to me like that” at one point and, at another, “Why are you asking me in that voice? Sorry, you were just nice a second ago and now you’re bullying me.”

Gianna Constand began to cry towards the end of her testimony.

Cosby is being re-tried on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from former Temple University employee Andrea Constand’s accusation that the comedian molested 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.