On Monday, the US Senate will begin hearing testimony from a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by the Cosby family’s entertainment mogul in the late 1980s.
During the hearing, Andrea Constand, the mother of a man who died in 2015, will describe the harrowing assault that occurred when she was a high school student in Pennsylvania.
“When I was 12 years old, I was sexually abused by a family friend and I think it was a priest, but I don’t know for sure,” Constand will testify.
She will tell the Senate Judiciary Committee about her alleged assault by Cosby while she was at Penn State University in 2002.
Cosby was then a graduate assistant and was known for his lavish parties.
He and his family also owned the Temple of Seton Hall, which houses Temple University’s basketball arena.
Constand says she was in the bathroom with Cosby, who was at the dining hall, when he asked her to perform oral sex on him.
She said she did not resist.
She said Cosby began fondling her, then stopped.
“He pulled down my pants, put his hands on my breasts, and pushed his penis into my mouth,” Conseville said.
She says she pulled away and he continued to kiss her, and that she tried to stop him but he continued.
She told the Senate committee that she began vomiting and was in a coma for four days.
After that, she said, Cosby called her and asked if she wanted to go back to his apartment.
She called his parents.
Cosby told her that she could stay in the apartment, but she was to stay in bed and stay in contact with his mother.
She went back to sleep and woke up to the sound of her father yelling.
She had no idea what was happening.
“I didn’t know what was going on,” Conte said.
“We’re going to get justice.
We’re going for what we want to get,” Conwell said.
Her testimony will be followed by testimony from her ex-husband, Jerry.
He will also testify about the time he and Constand were dating, the alleged rape, and the relationship that ended.
Jerry said in an interview with The Associated Press that he is willing to testify to protect Constand.
He said he was shocked by the allegations and the timing.
Jerry’s ex-wife said the two are not a married couple.
Jerry has not been charged with a crime.
The trial is expected to last two weeks.
The AP contributed to this report.