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Cosby accuser calm and focused as trial nears, friends say

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 4, 2017 8:16 AM
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Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Norristown, Pa.

(Norristown, PA) -- Bill Cosby goes on trial Monday in suburban Philadelphia in a sexual assault case that will largely rest on the testimony of one woman: Andrea Constand.

Friends describe the 44-year-old Constand as upbeat, calm and focused ahead of the trial.

She met Cosby when she worked for the women's basketball team at Temple University, the actor-comedian's alma mater.

Constand says Cosby drugged and molested her in 2004. He says the encounter was consensual.

The 79-year-old former TV star could get 10 years in prison if convicted.

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