June 8 (UPI) -- The mother of a woman accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault testified the entertainer attempted to convince her that their sexual interaction was in fact consensual.
Cosby faces charges that he drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, at his Philadelphia home in 2004. Constand was the women's basketball team manager at Cosby's alma mater.
Cosby faces a 10-year prison term if convicted. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Gianna Constand, the mother of Andrea Constand, said she had a 2-hour conversation with Cosby about a year after the alleged assault occurred when she first heard of her daughter's accusations.
During testimony, Gianna Constand said Cosby was "trying to lead me to believe that it was consensual" during the conversation. Gianna Constand said Cosby said he gave her daughter an orgasm in attempts to suggest it was consensual.
"It sounds perverted. I sound like a perverted person," Cosby said, according to Gianna Constand. Cosby later called back and "he admitted he was a sick man," Gianna Constand added.
She said Cosby described the incident in detail.
"He is telling me everything he physically did to her," Gianna Constand testified. "He said he was touching her breasts and he said to me, 'But don't worry, mom, there was no penile penetration, just digital penetration.'"
Gianna Constand then said she became "aggressive" and "rude" during the conversation as her "mother instinct kicked" in because she believed Cosby was "manipulating" the truth. Gianna Constand said she then demanded to know what medication he gave her daughter that incapacitated her; Cosby said he could not read the prescription bottle but agreed to write it down and send it to her.
Gianna Constand said Cosby asked what he could do to help and she said he should apologize and then she said he apologized to her and Andrea Constand. Gianna Constand said Cosby suggested he would pay to fund her daughter's education.
"I knew that Mr. Cosby had mentored her and they were good friends. She viewed him like a father," Gianna Constand said. "I was obviously very distraught at ... just the fact that he betrayed her."
Cosby's defense team argues that Andrea Constand and prosecutors are misrepresenting what occurred that day and that the sexual activity was consensual, which Andrea Constand and prosecutors reject.
Depositions regarding the 2004 incident were unsealed in 2015, which prompted more accusers to step forward. So far, more than 50 women have come forward to accuse the former Cosby Show actor of drugging and sexually assaulting them. Some came forward after the statute of limitations expired for their cases.