'He Preyed on My Vulnerabilities': Bill Cosby Accuser Speaks Out
As the jury in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case remains deadlocked, one of the dozens of women who has accused the comedian of drugging and raping her confronted Cosby supporters on the courthouse steps in Norristown, Pa.
Lili Bernard, who claims Cosby sexually assaulted her in the early ’90s when she was preparing for a guest appearance on "The Cosby Show," said she loved Cosby and he took advantage of her.
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"I thought he loved me, too," Bernard said. "He often told me that I was one of his kids, that he loved me like I was a daughter. I trusted him. Do you understand?"
"And when he gained my total trust and saw that I adored him, he preyed on my vulnerabilities," she continued. "And he drugged me and raped me against my will."
Bernard says Cosby threatened her and her boyfriend at the time by saying he would sue them and ruin her career if she came forward with her allegations. She remained silent until 2015 when she joined dozens of other women in going public with their stories.
The jury reported to Judge Steven O'Neill that after more than 30 hours of deliberations, they could not reach a unanimous verdict regarding whether or not Cosby sexually assaulted Andrea Constand.
The 79-year-old star is charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, which could mean ten years in prison.
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