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Cosby trial: Prosecutor says actor paid accuser over $3 million; topless protester disrupts proceedings

District Attorney Kevin Steele highlighted the 2006 civil settlement during his opening statement, in an apparent attempt to suggest Cosby wouldn’t have paid out so much money if the accusations against him were false. Cosby’s lawyers have signaled they intend to use the settlement to argue that Andrea Constand falsely accused the former TV star in hopes of landing a big payoff.

The amount had been confidential ‘ and was kept out of the first trial ‘ but a judge ruled that both sides could discuss it at this one.

Cosby, 80, is charged with drugging and molesting Constand, a former employee of Temple University’s basketball program, at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Constand says he gave her pills that made her woozy, then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay incapacitated, unable to tell him to stop.

Ahead of opening statements, a topless protester who appeared on several episodes of "The Cosby Show" as a child jumped a barricade and got within a few feet of Cosby as the comedian entered the courthouse.

The protester, Nicolle Rochelle, 39, of Little Falls, New Jersey, was charged with disorderly conduct and released.

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Bill Cosby topless protester identified as Nicolle Rochelle, who appeared on ‘The Cosby Show’

Rochelle reportedly noted that she didn’t have any bad experiences with Cosby when she was on the show, nor did she intend to physically hurt him. The actress, who has also appeared on Law & Order and Chapelle’s Show, is a member of the European feminist group Femen, which is known for staging topless protests around the world. Cosby’s spokesperson has asked for increased security.

Janice Dickinson is one of five women who will be testifying against Cosby during the retrial. The model is one of more than 50 women who have come forward to accuse the Cosby Show star of allegedly drugging and/or raping them. Cosby has denied all allegations.

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Watching: District Attorney Kevin Steele, Andrea Constand, Temple University

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Apr 09th, 2018 12:26 UTC Bill Cosby might have recognized the protester. On Monday, 39-year-old actress Nicolle Rochelle charged toward the disgraced comedian topless with the words . The actor pleaded not guilty to the charges against him before his first trial last year.

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