Bill Cosby paid his rape accuser R41 million, court hears

2018-04-10 12:36
 

Cape Town - Bill Cosby’s case of sexual assault is far from over.

According to the BBC, during the opening remarks of the comedian’s retrial in Pennsylvania, it was revealed he paid his sexual assault accuser, Andrea Constand, almost R41.1m in a civil settlement.

The Cosby Show star denies he drugged and sexual assaulted Andrea almost 14 years ago.

Now, however, CNN reports that parts of the settlement, which has now been made public, revealed that Cosby admitted to getting prescription sedatives to give to women he wanted to have sex with.

However, because the alleged assault happened so long ago the trial is going forward on a he-said-she-said basis.

The 80-year-old Cosby’s defence team is gearing up to use Andrea’s acceptance of the settlement to discredit her statement, CNN reports.

Cosby’s first trial in June last year ended when the jury failed to reach a verdict.

Sources: CNN, BBC, VOX

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