Bill Cosby Trial: Supporters and Accusers Fill the Courtroom


The sexual assault trial against Bill Cosby opens today and his defense team says they have line up his TV daughter to be in the courtroom.

Keisha Knight Pullam who played Rudy Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" is set to be in the courtroom as Cosby stands accused of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.

On the other side of the aisle, a handful of the dozens of women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault are expected to be in attendance.

Seventy-four year old Victoria Valentino say Cosby drugged and raped her in Los Angeles almost 50 years ago.

"I haven't seen him since 1969. I hope he makes eye contact because I'd love to look him in the eye and stare him down."

The 79-year-old Cosby is on trial for the alleged assault of one woman, Andrea Constand.

Constand, a Temple University worker, says that after two years of friendship and mentorship, Cosby gave her pills and molested her as she lay "paralyzed".

Other potential witnesses in the trial are:

  • Prior Alleged Victim No. 6: Also known by the pseudonym Kacey, she is the only one of the other accusers who can testify. Once an assistant to Cosby's late agent, she alleges Cosby insisted she take a pill and woke up in bed with the half-naked actor.
  • An unnamed William Morris Agency employee who the defense says can contradict Kacey's accusations.
  • A psychologist to discuss the behavior of sex-abuse victims. Prosecutors may use her testimony to try to explain why Constand waited a year to report the alleged assault to police.
  • Pharmacy experts who will testify about the effects of Benadryl and Quaaludes, the latter Cosby admits he gave to women for sex in the 1970s.

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