Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Latest: Defense hammers at Cosby accuser

April 12, 2018 - 11:20 am

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Bill Cosby sexual-assault retrial (all times local):

11:10 a.m.

Bill Cosby's lawyer is trying to raise doubts about a woman's allegation that he knocked her out with pills and raped her in 1982.

Janice Baker-Kinney testified at Cosby's sexual assault retrial outside Philadelphia.

During cross examination Thursday, defense lawyer Tom Mesereau suggested she was motivated to distort the facts of a fun evening when she heard about a possible $100 million windfall from Cosby.

Baker-Kinney is one of five additional accusers prosecutors are calling to the stand to show that Cosby had a history of drugging and molesting women. He's charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He says it was consensual.

Model Janet Dickinson is the next Cosby accuser to take the stand.

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8:40 a.m.

Comedian Bill Cosby has arrived for the fourth day of his sexual assault retrial.

Cosby walked into the suburban Philadelphia courthouse on Thursday morning.

Women who say Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are getting a chance to confront him.

Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt described the women as the supporting cast for chief accuser Andrea Constand.

Janice Baker-Kinney is expected to return to the witness stand Thursday after punctuating her first two hours of testimony at Cosby's sexual assault retrial with a firm declaration: "I was raped."

One woman testifying on Wednesday pointedly called Cosby a "serial rapist."

The charged rhetoric has irritated Cosby's lawyers, who have lost two bids for a mistrial.

Asked how Cosby was holding up, Wyatt said, "Mr. Cosby's great."

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12:25 a.m.

Women who say comedian Bill Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are finally getting a chance to confront him — and they aren't holding back.

Janice Baker-Kinney will return to the witness stand on Thursday after punctuating her first two hours of testimony at Cosby's sexual assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia with a firm declaration: "I was raped."

One woman testifying on Wednesday pointedly called Cosby a "serial rapist," while another choked back tears as she asked him, "You remember, don't you, Mr. Cosby?"

The charged rhetoric has irritated Cosby's lawyers, who have lost two bids for a mistrial.

Prosecutors are building a case that the man once revered as "America's Dad" was one of Hollywood's biggest predators long before he met the chief accuser in his retrial.

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