Andrea Constand’s Mom: She Was ‘Screaming in Her Sleep’ After Cosby Raped Her

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania—When Andrea Constand returned home to Canada after resigning from Temple University in March 2004, she wasn’t herself, her mother testified at Bill Cosby’s criminal trial Monday afternoon.

“I started getting very concerned because my daughter was not the same person when she came home,” Gianna Constand told the jury. “She was very depressed. She wasn’t interacting with any of her friends and during the night… she would be screaming in her sleep.”

She said she’d ask her daughter the next morning if something was wrong but Andrea would always insist she was fine, that she just didn’t get a good night’s sleep, Gianna said.

“At first I believed her but as time grew more and more we noticed that it was bad,” Gianna said. “She’d wake up sweating.”

On Jan. 13, 2005, Andrea finally told her mom Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted her. Gianna was furious and demanded her daughter give her Cosby’s phone number. She left a message and he called her back three days later. CLICK FOR MORE

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