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Cosby accuser calm and focused as trial nears, friends say

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/3/2017 By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press
FILE- In this Aug. 1, 1987 file photo, Andrea Constand poses for a photo in Toronto. Bill Cosby goes on trial Monday, June 5, 2017, in suburban Philadelphia in a sexual assault case that will largely rest on the testimony of Constand. (Ron Bull/The Toronto Star/The Canadian Press via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE- In this Aug. 1, 1987 file photo, Andrea Constand poses for a photo in Toronto. Bill Cosby goes on trial Monday, June 5, 2017, in suburban Philadelphia in a sexual assault case that will largely rest on the testimony of Constand. (Ron Bull/The Toronto Star/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — 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.

FILE- In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, Andrea Constand walks her dogs in Toronto. Bill Cosby goes on trial Monday, June 5, 2017, in suburban Philadelphia in a sexual assault case that will largely rest on the testimony of Constand. (Marta Iwanek/The Canadian Press via AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE- In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, Andrea Constand walks her dogs in Toronto. Bill Cosby goes on trial Monday, June 5, 2017, in suburban Philadelphia in a sexual assault case that will largely rest on the testimony of Constand. (Marta Iwanek/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

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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