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bill cosby lawyer scours accuser's words, looking for doubt

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bill cosby lawyer scours accuser's words, looking for doubt

norristown, pa. — bill cosby's lawyer opened the comedian's sexual assault retrial last week with a blistering attack on accuser andrea constand, telling jurors that evidence would show she's nothing more than a con artist who framed the comedian and cashed in with a $3.4 million civil settlement.now with constand on the witness stand and facing more defense questions on monday, cosby lawyer tom mesereau is scouring a binder full of her police statements and prior testimony — and he's finding some inconsistencies.cosby arrived at the rain-soaked suburban philadelphia courthouse on monday morning wearing a black raincoat and walking under a large, black umbrella held by his spokesman.mesereau hasn't set off many of fireworks yet, but in more than two hours of cross examination on friday the veteran trial lawyer had constand flustered with questions about whether she'd ever said she was affectionate toward cosby, and a line of attack centered on her involvement in a ponzi scheme.in her testimony on friday, constand denied ever having intimate contact with cosby prior to the night in january 2004 that she said he drugged and molested her, but mesereau showed her a 2005 deposition in which she testified that she told her mother she'd occasionally been affectionate toward him.constand, who's from the toronto area, told mesereau she was just being nice when she hugged cosby or kissed him on the cheek, because she was grateful for his friendship and mentorship.but mesere...