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The mother of the main accuser in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial told the jury on Wednesday that the disgraced US megastar admitted in a telephone conversation 12 years ago that "he was a sick man."

In one of the US' biggest celebrity trials in years Graham Glasgow Youth Jersey , the 79-year-old pioneering black comedian faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault, which each carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and a $25,000 fine.

Around 60 women have publicly accused the Emmy-winning television star and comedian of being a serial sexual predator in remarkably similar accusations that span four decades, ending his career and shredding his reputation.

But his fate rests on the allegations of just one, 44-year-old Canadian massage therapist Andrea Constand, who alleges that he drugged and sexually assaulted her at his Philadelphia mansion in January 2004.

On Wednesday A'Shawn Robinson Youth Jersey , Constand's mother Gianna told the third day of the trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania that she and her daughter spoke to Cosby for more than two hours by telephone about a year after the alleged assault.

"I wish I had recorded it," she testified. During the conversation, Cosby admitted to giving her daughter pills and touching her private parts, but was "trying to lead me to believe that it was consensual," Constand's mother said.

She accused the actor of having tried to "manipulate" her and offering to pay for Andrea to go to therapy. "I got very aggressive. I was very rude. I wanted to know what he gave her T.J. Jones Youth Jersey ," she said.

"She viewed him as a father," she added. "He betrayed her."

"The only thing I'd like from you is an apology," she said she told him during their conversation.

'Changed your story'

"I apologize to Andrea and I apologize to you mommy," she quoted Cosby as having said in reply. "He admitted that he was a sick man." After an hour on the stand, Constand broke down in tears, burying her head in her hands.

Cosby Marvin Jones Jr Youth Jersey , one of the towering figures of US popular culture in the second half of the 20th century, was once adored by millions as "America's Dad" for his seminal role as a lovable father and obstetrician on hit TV series The Cosby Show.

The defense grilled Andrea Constand earlier on Wednesday for nearly five hours, focusing on inconsistencies in her past testimony, on which much of the case rests in what experts say will boil down to her word against his.

Constand says she went to his home to seek career advice after coming to regard the pioneering black comedian, movie actor and television star as a mentor.

Cosby says that he gave Constand the antihistamine Benadryl only to relieve stress, insisting that their sexual relations were consensual and accusing her of lying.

Defense lawyer Angela Agrusa zeroed in on statements Constand gave to police in early 2005.

She originally said the alleged assault took place on March 16 Golden Tate III Youth Jersey , 2004 and initially failed to disclose other meetings with Cosby.

"You changed your story," Agrusa told Constand in the Montgomery County Court as Cosby sat in court averting his gaze from his accuser.

During breaks, the defendant - who maintains that he is legally blind - appeared upbeat and exchanged pleasantries with the aide accompanying him.

'Bath salts?'

Just weeks after the alleged assault, Constand joined Cosby at a dinner with other guests and gave him a present on behalf of one of her friends.

"You're coming to the man that assaulted you and you're bringing him bath salts?" Agrusa asked.

Constand maintained her cool, correcting statements she thought inaccurate, speaking firmly Barry Sanders Youth Jersey , often looking at the 12 jurors directly and smiling regularly.

After the defense had finished, assistant district attorney Kristen Feden counter-attacked, hammering home certain key points.

Asking Constand to read passages from her evidence in 2005, she emphasized that if she made various mistakes and omissions here and there, her detailed account of the alleged assault itself had not changed.

"You did not consent," Feden said three times Graham Glasgow Womens Jersey , to which Constand replied in the affirmative each time.

Thirty years old at the time, Constand was director of women's basketball at Temple University, where Cosby sat on the board of trustees.

ROME, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Genoa head coach Gian Piero Gasperini on Sunday warned his side against a different team in AC Milan when they meet on Monday.

Genoa are to host the Milan side who have improved a lot on those they met last time, according to Gasperini.

"At San Siro earlier this season we earned a valuable point in difficult circumstances, down to 10 men for much of it A'Shawn Robinson Womens Jersey , but these are two different teams now," he said.

"Milan have rediscovered their pace and have players in attack who can hurt you. The quality of the squad is not reflected in their position in the table," he said.

Gasperini praised his Milan couterpart Clarence Seedorf for advocating attacking football.

"Clarence Seedorf was an idol when he played, as he was a fantastic player and a very likeable man. Even if he jumped a few steps to the big time, as a coach he is making Milan play attacking football," he said.

By Ben Ochieng

NAIROBI T.J. Jones Womens Jersey , June 15 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's athletics officials took the fight against doping in sports to the country's elite athletes on Thursday by sensitizing them on the menace.

The elite athletes were taken through the implications that doping entails, which include jail term and financial penalties.

"It is a requirement by the International Association of Athletics Federations to carry out training for athletes like the upcoming World Athletics Championships scheduled for August in London," Athletics Kenya (AK) CEO Susan Kamau told Xinhua.

"We have a list of probable athletes who foresee will make the team to the London event and we .


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