Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby’s accuser over his sexual assault conviction has been spotted publicly for the first time since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled to free her attacker last week.
A Canadian, 48-year-old Constand was photographed while walking her dog in Toronto on Monday. It was five days after the stunning release of the once-beloved comedian/actor.
On the day the ruling was handed down, Constand took to social media to post a statement about Cosby’s release from prison over a legal technicality saying, “Today’s majority decision regarding Bill Cosby is not only disappointing but of concern in that it may discourage those who seek justice for sexual assault in the criminal justice system from reporting or participating in the prosecution of an assailant or may force a victim to choose between filing either a criminal or civil action.”
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— Andrea C. she/her/they/them (@ConstandAndrea) June 30, 2021
It is understandable that Constand is upset. It’s very difficult to have to accept such a decision by a court. It makes you feel like the state doesn’t care about what you went through. Make no mistake about it, they did not give Cosby the status of “not guilty.” The problem was with the prosecutor who disregarded a verbal-only deal that Cosby’s lawyers made with a previous prosecutor that the state would not use testimony Cosby gave in a civil trial where he ended up admitting that he used to use quaaludes on women he dated to get them to fall asleep. A real scumbag.
It stinks that many of us understand that we have to disregard the evil that Cosby did to the women, Constand in this particular case in order to understand what’s going on because the law has to be adhered to if we are to keep a blind justice system. It also stinks that at the same time we know that there are Soros-funded district attorneys out there who do not prosecute cases that should be because of political and/or racial bias.
Her case was the only one that ended up bringing criminal charges and a conviction with a 10-year prison sentence for the former comedian.
Constand had accused the star of “The Cosby Show” for a long time, ever since he drugged her and then molested her in his home in Pennsylvania in 2004. At that time she was a sports administrator for Temple University in Philadelphia, which is Cosby’s alma mater.
At the beginning of her battle to have Cosby charged, it didn’t seem like it was going to happen and so Constand filed a civil action against him where a $3.5 million settlement was reached.
Cosby agreed to the settlement, believing the secret deal made with the prosecutor to not use his civil trial testimony against him. During his deposition, under oath, he admitted he had given Constand pills prior to performing a sex act on her. He maintained that the sex act was consensual, even though he knocked her out with drugs. What a scumbag.
When news struck of the admissions in the deposition years later, a new district attorney claimed he was not bound by the secret agreement made with Cosby by the old prosecutor and he went ahead and charged him in a criminal court and got a conviction. Constand has maintained that she had no knowledge of the previous deal for immunity given to the actor.
On June 30, the PA Supreme Court ruled that the new district attorney was bound by the previous DA’s verbal agreement with Cosby and they overturned his conviction, which set him free.
Five other victims, including former supermodel Janice Dickinson, testified against Cosby at the trial that he drugged and molested them as well. There are dozens of other women who have also made claims of sexual misconduct, including rape, against the disgraced television star.
In her statement, Constand thanked the women who came forward saying, “Once again, we remain grateful to those women who came forward to tell their stories…”
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“Despite the ultimate outcome which resulted from a procedural technicality,” she implored “all victims to have their voices heard.”
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and runs Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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