NORRISTOWN, PA — Bill Cosby’s lead defense attorney gave a powerful opening argument Tuesday morning calling “so-called” drugging and sexual-assault victim Andrea Constand a “con artist” and invoking the memory of Cosby’s only son, Ennis, who was murdered in 1997.
“Andrea Constand was 30 years old” when she met Cosby, defense attorney Tom Mesereau said in a 50-minute opening argument. “Mr. Cosby was in his 60s. She said she was not attracted to him. She said, ‘He’s older than my father.’ But she was madly in love with his fame and money.
”Constand, now 44, made up the drugging and sexual assault allegations to get money out of him, Mesereau claimed, which led to a civil suit she filed against him and, ultimately, a $3-million settlement with him in October 2006. CLICK FOR MORE