Bill Cosby has tweeted out cherry-picked quotes from sex-attack accuser Andrea Constand to again claim his “innocence” — and gripe about being a sufferer of the press.
The newly freed ex-con’s newest tweet thread contains clips from Constand’s 2018 “Dateline” interview during which she detailed him bringing her “three blue pills,” recalling him telling her, “They’ll enable you to chill out.
“They’re your friends. Just put them down,’” she recalled Cosby telling her when she requested in the event that they had been a “herbal remedy,” in accordance to the footage posted on Cosby’s Twitter account Thursday.
“I took them because I trusted that they would maybe just help me feel a little more relaxed,” Constand informed the NBC present within the video.
While the 35-second clip Cosby shared made it clear that Constand willingly took the drugs, it minimize out simply earlier than she stated the medication left her incapacitated — and helplessly crying out inside as he sexually assaulted her in his Pennsylvania mansion in 2004.
“I was limp — I was a limp noodle … I was in and out of consciousness,” she told the NBC show in clips not shared by Cosby.
“I was crying out inside in my throat, in my mind for this to stop, and I couldn’t do anything.”
The 83-year-old actor claimed innocence in an announcement he posted together with the footage, “In response to the rhetoric that the media retains pushing, Bill Cosby by no means admitted in his deposition testimony, or anyplace else, to nonconsensual sexual contact with any girl and/or the drugging of anybody — he has by no means admitted to spiking drinks, because the media would love you to imagine.
The disgraced former “Cosby Show” star — whose sexual-assault conviction involving Constand was overturned on a legal technicality in a surprising authorized determination Wednesday — added that he “has steadfastly maintained his innocence, before and after being falsely convicted of aggravated indecent assault.”
Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition — unsealed in 2015 — that he gave Constand some Benadryl and that he additionally gave Quaaludes to girls he wished to have intercourse with, whereas insisting their sexual encounters had been all consensual.
He solely gave the deposition underneath oath after being promised immunity on any expenses involving Constand — a proposal that led to Pennsylvania’s highest court docket to overturn his conviction and three- to 10-year jail sentence, liberating him.
“Mainstream media has irresponsibly, egregiously and inexcusably misled the public with out of context coverage regarding Bill Cosby’s deposition testimony. This shall serve as a grave reminder of the consequences that come with lying to the American people to satisfy an agenda,” Cosby said on his Twitter page.
The thread ended with a quote from civil-rights chief Malcolm X studying, “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”