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Andrea Constand on Why She Finally Told Her Mother Bill Cosby Allegedly Drugged and Sexually Assault

For most of the year after she says Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her, Andrea Constand struggled with nightmares, sometimes screaming in her sleep, according to her mother, Gianna Constand.

“There was a change in her daughter’s personality and she’d isolated herself from her friends,” according to the probable cause affidavit used to arrest Cosby, 78, on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. “Mrs. Constand attempted to find out from her daughter what was wrong with her but the victim simply did not answer.”

Finally, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, Andrea told her mother Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted her.

“I had a flashback,” Andrea later told police, explaining what made her finally tell her mother what happened, according to a copy of her entire Jan. 22, 2005 statement to a Montgomery County (Pennsylvania) detective and a Cheltenham Police Department detective, which was just made part of the public record for the first time.

“I just called my mom and said, ‘I need to tell you about something that happened to me, ‘ ” Andrea told the detectives. “I said something happened a while back. I said it involved Mr. Cosby.’ CLICK FOR MORE

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