Bill Cosby’s criminal trial began on Monday at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown. Cosby, who is facing criminal sexual assault charges stemming from a 2004 encounter with Andrea Constand, then the director of operations for Temple’s women’s basketball program.
While Constand did not testify yesterday, one of the other women who has accused Cosby of assault in the past did.
“She used to be called victim No. 6, but she is allowing her name to be used after her testimony and her name is Kelly Johnson,” WHYY’s Laura Benshoff said. “The judge has allowed her story to be included in this trial because the prosecution says it is similar enough to the actions against Constand that it can bolster this idea that he had a pattern.
Benshoff spoke with Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn about the developments from the first day of testimony. Listen to their conversation below.