Cosby, 80, is charged with drugging and molesting Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
The case forever tarnished the legacy of an actor once adored by millions as "America's Dad" for his seminal role as a loving father and obstetrician on hit 1984-92 television series "The Cosby Show".
The pioneering black entertainer's first trial ended in a hung jury in June previous year, with a sequestered panel hopelessly deadlocked after six days of testimony and 52 hours of deliberations.
Rochelle garnered worldwide media attention after staging a topless protest against Bill Cosby at the site of his sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Rather than focus completely on the night in 2004 that Bill Cosby allegedly assaulted Andrea Constand, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele chose instead to take the jury behind the scenes of the investigation in his opening statement today as Cosby's sexual assault retrial got underway in Norristown, PA. "After this was released, we go to her", Steele told the jury.
Kristen Houser of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center said that could help prosecutors overcome the skepticism some jurors had last time about Constand's yearlong wait to report her allegations to the police.
In that same deposition, Cosby admitted obtaining sedatives with the aim of having sex. If convicted of aggravated indecent assault, he could face up to 10 years in prison. Rochelle ended up in bushes as she and officers engaged with each other. She told reporters that the star had never mistreated her. The names of women who have accused Cosby of assault were written on her torso, as was Femen, the activist group, which gave her a nod on Twitter. He says the encounter was consensual.
The interim period between his initial trial and Monday's retrial has also seen the birth of the #MeToo movement that erupted on social media and exposed numerous cases of alleged sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, politics, the media and many other walks of life.
After questioning all 12 jurors and six alternates behind closed doors, Judge Steven O'Neill ruled the juror could stay, saying all the panelists told him they stuck to their pledge to remain fair and impartial.
This time, O'Neill is letting prosecutors have five additional accusers testify - including model Janice Dickinson - as they try to show that Cosby made a habit of drugging and violating women.
The defense will deliver its opening statement Tuesday in a trial expected to last a month. That strategy got a raise this week as soon as the judge stated he would allow testimony from a lady who claims Constand mused aloud about falsely accusing a famed man to find funds.
Protesters from the National Organization of Women were at the event, according to The Temple News, but Rochelle was not affiliated with NOW, according to the student newspaper - which has been covering the case of Cosby, a former university trustee. She will take the stand again a second time around.