Bill Cosby is forcing Andrea Constand, the central figure in his criminal proceedings, to answer more questions by his defense team when the prosecution rests its case in the aggravated indecent assault trial in Pennsylvania.
RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned Constand — the former Temple University employee who alleges she was drugged and assaulted at the actor's home in 2004 — was served a subpoena outside court Monday.
"The defense had to subpoena Andrea Constandt to widen the scope to ask probative questions," Scott Ross, a private investigator for the defense, told Radar.
The move telegraphs a likely attack on Constand's credibility from Cosby's lead defense attorney Tom Mesereau, the same high-profile lawyer who notoriously won an acquittal for Michael Jackson during his 2005 child-molestation trial.
Mesereau has already used a $3.38 million civil settlement between Cosby, 80, and Constandt, 45, to supposedly prove "just how greedy this person was."
"You're going to be saying to yourself, 'What does she want from Bill Cosby?' and you already know. Money, money and lots more money," Mesereau said in his opening statements.
"She was madly in love with his fame and money," he added. "She has a history of financial problems until she hits the jackpot with Bill Cosby."
Radar readers know Cosby has pleaded not guilty in his criminal case in Montgomery County. His first trial last year ended in a hung jury.
Mesereau has already cross-examined Constand after she took the witness stand on the fifth day of the retrial and told the jury she was just seeking "justice."
Constand claimed Cosby drugged her with three small, round blue pills which she accepted because she thought they were "a natural remedy" that would help her relax. Mesereau, however, highlighted what he said were inconsistencies in Constand's story.
In the witness box, Constand denied ever having intimate contact with Cosby prior to the alleged assault at his home in 2004; though in a 2005 deposition that Mesereau quoted in court, Constand said she'd told her mother that she was affectionate toward him.
With little to no forensic evidence, Constand's testimony is considered to be crucial to the case against Bill Cosby.
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