Bill Cosby's defense attorney told jurors on Monday that the "only thing" worse than sexual assault was a false accusation. “Sexual assault is a terrible crime,” attorney Brian McMonagle told jurors during the first day of Cosby's trial. "The only thing that is worse than that is the false accusation of sexual assault... It can destroy a man. It can destroy his life. It can destroy his future... I get a chance with your help to protect a man from the destruction of the rest of his life.” More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault. He is currently standing trial for one of these alleged assaults against former Temple University basketball manager Andrea Constand, who accuses Cosby of drugging and raping her. Constand's allegations mirror those of dozens who say Cosby drugged and assaulted them.