PHILADELPHIA (CBSLA.com) — Bill Cosby is due in court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing in a sex-assault criminal case after a judge denied the entertainer’s last-ditch effort to delay it.
His accuser is former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who said the 78-year-old comedian drugged her and sexually assaulted her. But will Constand testify?
“It is not necessary for an alleged victim to testify. Instead, the prosecution could introduce the police report,” said Gloria Allred.
The attorney is in Pennsylvania and will go to Cosby’s hearing. She doesn’t represent Constand. But Allred has more than 30 clients who are accusing Cosby of sexual misconduct.
“If the court decides that there should be a trial in this matter, at that time Andrea would need to testify,” Allred added.
Moreover, Cosby and his legal team are facing fallout from newly released transcripts – exchanges between the comedian and attorneys from depositions in various cases taken back in 2005 and 2006. In one, Cosby is asked about Constand:
Lawyer: Can you tell me, what you recall of the night in which you gave the pills to Andrea?
Cosby: I went upstairs and I got three pills… I gave them and offered them to Andrea.
Cosby also acknowledged having a sexual relationship with a 19-year-old he met at Las Vegas hotel in 1976.
He told lawyers that while he was shooting one of his sitcoms, an agency would send five or six models to his studio each week. Cosby said in the documents “I gave them a very very good meal.”
Also in those transcipts, Cosby said he got his quaaludes from a Los Angeles doctor but he never took them. Instead, he admitted to giving them out to other people.