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Mom of Bill Cosby Accuser Says Daughter Became ‘Anxious’ and ‘Depressed’ After Alleged Sex Assault

The mother of a female witness who testified Monday that Bill Cosby allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her testified Tuesday that her daughter was depressed and anxious after the comedian allegedly “intimidated” her into taking a drug at the Bel-Air Hotel in 1996.

“She changed considerably…[She became] Anxious. Depressed. Sad,” Dr. Patrice Sewell, a retired educator, said of her daughter, Kelly Johnson, who testified Monday that Cosby allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her when she was the assistant of his agent at the William Morris talent agency.

“She folded down on herself,” Sewell said, her voice shaking with emotion as she fought off tears. “Her circle of friends became narrower. She’d go to work, she’d come home. She had very little social life. Her self esteem was really damaged. She lost her ability to take risks with friendships. Being around a lot of people made her uncomfortable.”

Sewell said her husband, a Los Angeles police detective, did not want his daughter to go to the police with her allegations of being drugged.

“Her father didn’t want her to be humiliated and feel shame and embarrassment as he’d said other women go through when they went to the police at that time,” Sewell said as she began crying. CLICK FOR MORE

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