District Attorney Kevin Steele reportedly focused on the payment during his opening statement, apparently trying to suggest that Cosby wouldn't have paid so much money unless the accusations had some truth to them.
Cosby, now 80, is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The defence will nearly certainly attack her credibility with questions about why she maintained contact with Cosby after the encounter and why she took a year to come forward to police, both issues Cosby's lawyers raised in the first trial.
In another difference, the judge this time is letting Cosby's legal team call as a witness a former co-worker of Constand's at Temple University who said Constand spoke of setting up a "high-profile person" so she could sue and enjoy a big payday.
His lawyers say he and Ms Constand shared a romantic relationship after they met at Mr Cosby's old university.
Prosecutors and the defense gave their opening statements on Monday afternoon, and the prosecution revealed that Cosby had paid Constand almost $3.4 million in 2006 to settle her claim that Cosby had drugged and molested her. Prosecutors argued that he would not have paid out so much money unless he had a reason to.
Although parts of that settlement have been made public - including Cosby's admission that he got prescription sedatives to give to women he wanted to have sex with - the price tag of that agreement had remained a secret.
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She went on: 'When I was 12 years old I did recur on the Cosby Show but regardless of whether I had been on the show or not, I would have been there today protesting on behalf of Femen and for the rights of women worldwide'. Nicolle wrote the group's name on her torso along with the names of more than 50 of Bill's accusers when she protested outside the courthouse.
In an interview after her arrest on disorderly conduct charges, Rochelle said she is a performing artist and activist who now lives in Paris.
Constand first approached authorities with her accusations against Cosby in 2005.
The first trial, in June 2017, ended when the jury failed to reach a verdict.
He argued that this timeline proves Constand approached police before she was paid almost $3.4 million in 2006.
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He has also threatened to reduce USA aid to Honduras, the home country of numerous marchers. -Mexican border to beef up security. But Mexico responded admirably and we thank the government for the way it handled this caravan", he said.
Almost every potential juror questioned for the case this time knew about #MeToo.
This is the second trial for Cosby on these charges.
The actor, who starred in the 1980s TV series The Cosby Show, has faced allegations from dozens of other women but has denied them all.
NORRISTOWN, PA - MAY 24: Invoice Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary listening to, Might 24, 2016, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. "To attract attention to the fact that women are not laying down peacefully and taking this kind of treatment, and that people are against Cosby".
Steele encouraged the jury to avoid falling into a "he said, she said" confusion by considering how similar Constand's account of events was to other evidence that will be presented to the court in the course of the retrial.
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