Accuser Lili Bernard confronts Cosby supporters outside courthouse

While the jury for the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial remained deadlocked, alleged victim Lili Bernard confronted the comedian’s supporters who had gathered outside the Montgomery County courthouse Thursday. Bernard, who went public with her sexual assault claims against Cosby in 2015, isn’t a witness in the Andrea Constant case currently being tried in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

“I experienced it first hand,” Bernard is heard saying to a Cosby fan in video recorded by Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Laura McCrystal. “When he drugged me. When he raped me. When he threatened me to silence.”

“I feared for my life, I feared for my safety,” Bernard told a supporter who asked why she waited over 25 years to come forward, “and then I became suicidal.”

Bernard is one of approximately 60 women who have shockingly similar accounts of being drugged and sexually assaulted by the 79-year-old defendant.

[Screenshot: @LMcCrystal]