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Entertainment Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

21:07  26 april  2018
21:07  26 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

'That Was Bill Cosby Depravity 101': Accuser Slams Actor’s Profane Outburst After Guilty Verdict

  'That Was Bill Cosby Depravity 101': Accuser Slams Actor’s Profane Outburst After Guilty Verdict Bill Cosby’s profane outburst following his conviction for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand didn’t surprise other women who have accused him of sexual assault. “This is the side of Bill Cosby that we know that nobody else believed because I think the general public believes the character that he portrays. They don’t see the real person behind that character,” accuser Victoria Valentino, a former Playboy Playmate who alleged the actor drugged and assaulted her in 1970, told Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Today. According to multiple news outlets, Cosby’s outburst came as the district attorney for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, pushed to have the 80-year-old’s bail revoked, arguing that the entertainer could be a flight risk because he owns a private plane and could travel “any place.” “He doesn’t have a plane, you a——!” Cosby yelled, according to NBC News, as well as journalists Jim Melwert and Stephanie Wash.

(AP) — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era The verdict came after a two-week retrial in which prosecutors put five other women on the stand who testified that Cosby , married for 54 years, drugged and violated

— Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America's Dad. Cosby , 80, could end up

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, April 16, 2018. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP) © The Associated Press Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, April 16, 2018. (Dominick Reuter/Pool Photo via AP)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America’s Dad.

Cosby, 80, could end up spending his final years in prison after a jury concluded he sexually violated Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He claimed the encounter was consensual.

Cosby conviction could mean hefty damages in civil cases: legal experts

  Cosby conviction could mean hefty damages in civil cases: legal experts By Brendan Pierson

(AP) — Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-in-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America’s Dad.

Bill Cosby was found guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault in his trial on Thursday. Cosby was convicted for drugging and sexually

The verdict came after a two-week retrial in which prosecutors put five other women on the stand who testified that Cosby, married for 54 years, drugged and violated them, too. One of those women asked him through her tears, “You remember, don’t you, Mr. Cosby?”

The panel of seven men and five women reached a verdict after deliberating 14 hours over two days, vindicating prosecutors’ decision to retry Cosby after his first trial ended with a hung jury less than a year ago.

Cosby could get up to 10 years in prison on each of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He is likely to get less than that under state sentencing guidelines, but given his age, even a modest term could mean he will die behind bars.

Bill Cosby's Kennedy Center Honors and Twain Prize rescinded .
The Kennedy Center has voted to rescind two of its biggest honors it awarded Bill Cosby _ the Kennedy Center Honors and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In a statement, the center says the comedian's recent criminal conviction has "overshadowed the very career accomplishments these distinctions from the Kennedy Center intend to recognize."In a statement, the center says the comedian's recent criminal conviction has "overshadowed the very career accomplishments these distinctions from the Kennedy Center intend to recognize.

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