Rochelle was photographed topless outside the courthouse, with the words "Women's Lives Matter" and the first names of Cosby accusers painted on her chest and arms. Rochelle, who also goes by the stage name Nicole Leach, was charged with disorderly conduct after entering a restricted area outside the courthouse and charging topless at Cosby as the 80-year-old comedian entered the building with his legal team.
"The main goal was to make Cosby uncomfortable because that is exactly what he has been doing for decades to women and to show him that the body can be aggressive and empowered", she said afterward.
Acknowledging that the charges against Bill Cosby amount to largely a "he said, she said" case, a prosecutor told jurors in the entertainer's retrial Monday that he was nonetheless confident they will convict him of drugging and molesting a woman at his home outside Philadelphia in early 2004.
Steele also disclosed that Cosby paid $3.38 million to settle the civil lawsuit brought by Andrea Constand, then the operations manager of the women's basketball team at Temple University and now the woman at the heart of the sexual assault case.
In a 2005 deposition, Cosby said he gave Constand an over-the-counter antihistamine to relieve stress and that they had consensual relations, but admitted obtaining sedatives with a view to having sex.
Ms Constand, 45, is now the accuser in a criminal case brought against Mr Cosby, 80, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which is being reheard after a trial a year ago ended with a hung jury.
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Twelve jurors - five women and seven men, 10 white and two black - together with six alternates, are to be sequestered. "Like, that would have been me, I may've undergone the abuse as nicely", she says. That media obsession and the members' use of their breasts as a protest tool have drawn criticism from feminist groups and others who see Femen protests as a distraction.
Almost every potential juror questioned for the case this time knew about #MeToo.
Following her arrest, Rochelle issued a statement explaining she's a member of an global women's movement called Femen, in which "topless female activists painted with slogans" are on a mission of "protesting the patriarchy and reclaiming our bodies". His first trial ended in a hung jury.
Cosby wasn't touched during the incident and remained unharmed. The #MeToo movement caught fire four months after the first trial, raising awareness of sexual misconduct as it toppled Harvey Weinstein, Minnesota Sen.
After a minor delay, he proceeded into court where opening arguments were due to take place after pretrial issues were resolved.
Last week, Judge Steven O'Neill ruled that it could be revealed to the jury in the course of the new trial.
They're attacking Andrea Constand as a greedy liar and casting the other women testifying as bandwagon accusers looking for a share of the spotlight.