Andrea Constand, whose allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby led to last month's charges, speaks for the first time since the 2004 incident.
Constand, who accused Cosby, drugged her at his home in Philadelphia 13 years ago, opened on the night in question on a Dateline special broadcast Friday.
In 2004, Constand was the operations manager for Temple University Women's Basketball Program. She said Cosby, a mentor and Temple alumni, had invited her to her home, under the guise that he would guide her through a potential career change.
As soon as she was at his home, Constand said Cosby offered her three blue pills and would help her relax.
"I said," Are you natural? Are they like a herbal remedy? "Said Constand." And he said, "No, they are your friends, just leave them."
Constand said she swallowed the pills because she trusted Cosby and his claim that they would help her to feel relaxed. When she testified in court, Constand said the pills disguised her words and prevented her walking. Cosby, she said, helped her to a couch and attacked her.
"My mind says, 'Move your hands, Kick, can you do something, I do not want that, why does that person do that, and I'm not able to react in a certain way,'" said Constand. "So I was limp, I was a limp noodle."
When she awoke, she said Cosby offered her breakfast. She drove home, showered, cried and went to work. Fearing nobody would believe her, Constand did not tell anybody about the raid until a year later when she told her mother.
The 80-year-old disgraced comedian is currently free of a million-dollar bail pending his conviction that he could face up to 30 years in jail for three serious crimes of serious lewd attacks. Cosby's lawyers plan to appeal the conviction.
Cosby also faces several civil claims from at least ten women, including three in California and seven in Massachusetts. The lawsuits accuse Cosby of sexual abuse or slander in cases where Cosby accused the women of attacking her as a liar. Cosby has denied all charges against him.