Andrea Constand Wiki, Age, Gay or Lesbian, Ethnicity, Parents, Facts
Updated On: 26 May, 2019
|Date of Birth||April 11, 1973|
|Age||46 Years 9 Month(s)|
|Net Worth||Not Disclosed|
|Height||6 Feet (183 cm)|
|Parents||Gianna Constand (Mother), Andy Constand (Father)|
|Siblings||Diana Constand Parsons (Sister)|
Andrea Constand is best known as the professional basketball player who was a member of the Canadian Women's National Basketball Team. She is the first woman to accuse the actor Bill Cosby of the sexual assault and settled the case out of court with the undisclosed cash settlement in 2006. She recently won her case in April 2018 against the sex predator.
Andrea And Her Meeting With Cosby!
The native of Ontario, moved to the United States to play college basketball. She played for the University of Arizona before moving to Europe to become a professional player. Andrea later returned to work as the staff of coach Dawn Staley at the Temple University and met with Bill in 2002.
There she became a prominent member of the personnel and then became the Director of Basketball Operations. A mutual friend introduced Andrea and Bill and from then his “romantic interest” started to build with her. Bill also had the intention to meet Andrea, so he called her in midnight at his residence in January 2004.
According to the arrest warrant, Andrea admitted that Bill gave her pills and was sexually involved, touching her private parts. During the same period, Andrea was also having an affair with an unidentical woman. Her relationship with a woman hints at her sexuality being that of lesbian.
After a year of the incident, Andrea’s mother Gianna Constand admitted that her daughter had sleepless nights and always preferred to stay away from her friends.
An Alleged Assault On Andrea By Cosby
After being a good friend with Cosby, Andrea started attending several dinners and social gatherings with him. He was a mentor to her and would help her get into sports broadcasting. It all changed one night when she went to his Philadelphia mansion in 2004.
After being there, the comedian Cosby gave her three blue pills after having dinner which he told would ‘take the edge off.’ She lost consciousness after that, and while waking up, she could felt that her legs were not strong making her realize that she had been drugged and raped.
Andrea’s Decision To Go To Court. Is She Bisexual or Lesbian?
Andrea age 46, is one of the 60 women, who have accused the actor of sexual abuse against them. As per the reports, Bill Cosby who was married at the time liked her and developed a romantic interest in her at the moment he met her for the first time. Not realizing that she was gay, he advanced towards her which she rejected. She at that time was in a relationship at the time with an unnamed mysterious woman.
It resulted in him assaulting her, and when she confronted after the days of the incident, he said that he thought she had an orgasm. With the help of the attorney, a year after the assault, she went to the police and then to the court. She is the first one to file a lawsuit against him which happened in 2005. However, it settled out of the court after being dismissed for ‘insufficient credible and relevant evidence.
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The case went for a second trial on 5 June 2017. After a year of testing, on 26 April 2018, he was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault and is on a house arrest at his Philadelphia mansion outfitted with a GPS ankle Bracelet to monitor his activity. He is allowed to leave his house only to meet with his lawyers or go to the doctors after getting a permit.
Later, the comedian was taken to a courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on 24 September 2018 for the sexual misconduct. Andrea had also attended the sexual misconduct of Bill during the hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pennsylvania.
Andrea Constand at Bill Cosby’s misconduct hearing on 24 September 2018 (Photo: zimbio.com)
On the next day, the attorney Steven O’Neill declared that Bill might serve three to ten years imprisonment as a sexually violent predator.
Settles Defamation LawSuit With Bruce Castor
Andrea sued her former prosecutor, Bruce Castor for defamation for which the trial was set on the month of April 2019. Constand sued Bruce Castor for defamation after he claimed that she added details to her story over the years.
However, in February 2019, it was asserted that their lawsuit was settled. Constand current lawyer, Dolores Troiani claimed that the terms remained confidential and that both sides had agreed not to comment about the incident.
As for her offender Bill, he is currently serving time in prison. However, Bill has accused the judge on his case of being a racist and having a racist plot against him. Various reports claim that judge Steven O'Neil found judge guilty because of the color of his skin. Along with that, Bill also sued his former lawyers with a claim that they took advantage of him and his inability to read the letters properly.
How Much Is Andrea's Net Worth?
Andrea has summoned her net worth primarily from her basketball career. She was a professional basketball player for Sicily and Canadian national women’s team. Later she came to the United States and started working as a director of operations for the women’s basketball team at Temple University, Philadelphia
Andrea Constand has received £2.4million as a settlement for her case against actor Bill Cosby in 2006 civil settlement. The amount was kept private initially in their 2006 hearing but was revealed in the retrial on April 2018.
Apart from that, she earns her fortune as a massage therapist in her hometown.
Andrea Constand was born on 1 April 1973 in Toronto Canada as per wiki. She was born to white parents in Ontario, Canada. Andrea's mother also took the stand to testify against her daughter’s abuser. The former athlete holds Canadian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Unknown Facts About Andrea Constand
Some unknown facts about Andrea Constand are:
- Andrea completed her graduation from a Toronto High School and later obtained her communication degree from the University of Arizona. After that, she played professional basketball for Italy for two years.
- According to Andrea, Bill Cosby took her spirit and crushed it.
- Andrea on her civil case admitted that Bill did not know she was a gay. And when Andrea did not accept Bill’s coziness, she was sexually exploited.
- After the sexual misconduct, Andrea parted ways with Temple University and worked as a massage therapist after relocating to Canada.