Accuser living in New Mexico satisfied with Bill Cosby's sentence
September 25, 2018 10:25 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Donna Motsinger, who accused Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1972, now lives a quiet life in northern New Mexico.
On Tuesday, she heard, with the rest of the country, that Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania estate in 2004.
Just like Constand, Motsinger remained silent for years.
“I met him in ‘72 at a place called the Trident, which is a place in Sausalito, California and it happened to be the hub of every celebrity and the place to go,” Motsinger said. “At that time, Bill Cosby was one of the most famous men in the entire world.”
Motsinger thought she was Cosby’s only victim until she heard Constand come forward in 2004.
“From that point, I contacted her lawyer and gave the deposition for that,” Motsinger said.
Motsinger said she met Constand a decade later. She said the two were like mother and daughter.
After Tuesday’s sentencing, she’s hopeful Constand can move forward.
“She can now have a new beginning and really move on from this. This has been in her life for so many years,” Motsinger said. “The real punishment was his exposure and the fact that he can no longer hide behind all the things that he had done. That was the real victory for me.”
Motsinger said she hopes the sentence sends a message to others.
“Hopefully men will understand they can no longer use their power in the ways they have in the past,” she said.
Motsinger was one of the 12 Jane Does in Andrea Constand's lawsuit against Cosby. The case was settled out of court.
Updated: September 25, 2018 10:25 PM
Created: September 25, 2018 09:30 PM
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