Bill Cosby Trial: He Paid Accuser $3.3 Million in Settlement

Bill Cosby Trial: He Paid Accuser $3.3 Million in Settlement

By Randy Miramontez

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The Bill Cosby retrial has began and its already pretty juicy.

Before Mr. Cosby even made it into the courtroom, a protester by the name of Nicolle Rochelle, 49, ran jumped in front of Cosby screaming “Women Lives Matter,” with the names of his accusers written on her body. Rochelle appeared on four episodes of The Cosby Show from 1990 to 1992 when she was 11 or 12. She was taken into custody.

Once inside the courtroom, it was revealed that Cosby paid Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee who said Cosby drugged and assaulted her in his home in 2004, $3.38 million in a 2006 civil settlement.

Cosby has plead not guilty to the charges of indecent assault. Cosby’s defense says the relationship between him and Constand was consensual sexual relationship. In 2005, when Constand reported the alleged assault to the police, no criminal charges were filed. In 2006, they settled the civil lawsuit.

Written by Clarke Jones