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The Latest: Cosby accuser says Cosby calls were business

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/7/2017
ADDS NAMES OF MAN AT RIGHT AS JOHN ATCHISON AND WOMAN AT LEFT AS SHEILA FRAZIER - Bill Cosby arrives with actress Sheila Frazier, left, and Frazier's husband John Atchison, a celebrity hairstylist, for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Cosby and Frazier were on screen together in the 1978 comedy "California Suite." Atchison's client roster includes Cosby and his wife, Camille. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press ADDS NAMES OF MAN AT RIGHT AS JOHN ATCHISON AND WOMAN AT LEFT AS SHEILA FRAZIER - Bill Cosby arrives with actress Sheila Frazier, left, and Frazier's husband John Atchison, a celebrity hairstylist, for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Cosby and Frazier were on screen together in the 1978 comedy "California Suite." Atchison's client roster includes Cosby and his wife, Camille. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby (all times local):

Andrea Constand arrives during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004 (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP) © The Associated Press Andrea Constand arrives during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004 (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)

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Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bill Cosby's primary accuser says she was returning his messages when she called him numerous times after he allegedly drugged and violated her.

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Prosecutors on Wednesday said phone records show a consistent pattern of Andrea Constand checking her voicemail and then calling Cosby in the two months after the January 2004 encounter.

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Andrea Constand walks from the courtroom after testifying at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool) © The Associated Press Andrea Constand walks from the courtroom after testifying at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool)

Constand says she'd always return Cosby's calls to her Temple University-issued cellphone because he was a powerful trustee there and she was director of women's basketball operations.

Andrea Constand arrives during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004 (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP) © The Associated Press Andrea Constand arrives during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004 (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)

The revelation came as Constand ended her testimony in the case. She was on the stand for nearly seven hours.

Cosby lawyers say Constand called Cosby 53 times after the alleged assault.

Constand said the calls pertained only to Temple women's basketball and stopped once she left the university.

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11:25 a.m.

Bill Cosby's chief accuser is denying any prior romance between them as she's questioned by one of Cosby's lawyers in his sex assault case in suburban Philadelphia.

Los Angeles lawyer Angela Agrusa has spent a painstaking hour going over Andrea Constand's old phone records.

She hopes to show Constand changed her mind about the date of the alleged 2004 assault after reviewing them.

But Constand says she never got the records from Temple University for the work-issued phone.

Constand has said she felt her friendship with Cosby was important to the school's athletics department.

She managed the women's basketball team at Temple while he was a high-profile trustee.

Agrusa has suggested that Constand once enjoyed a romantic dinner by the fire at Cosby's home before the alleged assault. Constand says the mood was friendly and the room light enough to eat.

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9 a.m.

Bill Cosby arrived for the third day of his sexual assault trial accompanied by one of his co-stars from his 1970s movie run.

Actress Sheila Frazier was on Cosby's arm Wednesday as he headed into court. Cosby and Frazier were on screen together in the 1978 comedy "California Suite," which also starred Jane Fonda and Alan Alda.

Frazier was accompanied by her husband, John Atchison, a celebrity hairstylist whose client roster includes Cosby and his wife, Camille.

Frazier is best-known for her starring role in the 1972 cult blaxploitation film, "Super Fly."

As his trial opened, Cosby was supported by another co-star, Keshia Knight-Pulliam, who played the youngest daughter, Rudy, on "The Cosby Show."

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8:40 a.m.

Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the third day of his sexual assault trial.

The chief accuser of the 79-year-old actor is expected to return to the witness stand Wednesday. Andrea Constand emerged from 12 years of silence Tuesday to testify.

Constand has testified about how her professional relationship with the Temple University trustee evolved into a friendship.

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She says Cosby became more flirtatious and suggestive over time, once grabbing her thigh and later attempting to unbutton her pants. She says she made it clear she didn't welcome the behavior. She says she shot down the actor's casual advances before she found herself paralyzed and unable to fight him off the night she took pills he said were herbal supplements.

Cosby could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

The defense says the relationship with Constand was consensual.

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12:10 a.m.

Bill Cosby's chief accuser says she shot down the actor's casual advances twice before she found herself paralyzed and unable to fight him off the night she took pills he said were herbal supplements.

Andrea Constand emerged from 12 years of silence Tuesday to testify at Cosby's sexual assault trial. She will return to the witness stand Wednesday.

Constand has told jurors how her professional relationship with the Temple University trustee evolved into a friendship.

She says Cosby became more flirtatious and suggestive over time, once grabbing her thigh and later attempting to unbutton her pants. She says she made it clear she didn't welcome the behavior.

The 79-year-old Cosby could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

The defense says the relationship with Constand was consensual.

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