Bill Cosby Found Guilty On All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

27 April, 2018, 01:17 | Author: Sheri Evans
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Temple University is considering rescinding Bill Cosby's honorary degree after a jury found him guilty of sexual assault.

BREAKING: Bill Cosby lashes out at prosecutor in expletive-laden tirade in courtroom after conviction in sexual assault retrial.

Cosby faces up to 30 years in prison.

"He doesn't have a plane, you asshole!" Then as now, Cosby pleaded not guilty and has repeatedly denied allegations of wrongdoing.

Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women in the past few years, but Ms Constand's allegations are the only ones that became the subject of a criminal case. She and Cosby were once friends.

Less than year ago, a different jury was deadlocked after six days of deliberations on the same charges, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial.

Cosby lowered his head and took a deep breath when the verdicts were announced, while three of his accusers who attended the trial burst into loud tears of joy. But for the retrial, prosecutors were able to call on five other accusers who testified that they too were drugged by Cosby. In "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992, he played the wise and witty Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, the father of an affluent black family. They awarded Cosby a degree in 1987.

Much like the initial trial, Cosby did not take the stand at the recommendation of his legal team.

Cosby's new defense team, led by Mesereau, the celebrity attorney who won an acquittal for Michael Jackson on child-molestation charges, launched a highly aggressive attack on Constand, calling her a "con artist" and "pathological liar" who framed Cosby to get rich.

The star witness for the defense was Marguerite Jackson, Temple employee who testified that Constand once spoke of setting up a prominent person and suing.

It was Cosby's reputation as a public moralist that prompted a federal judge, acting on a request from The Associated Press, to unseal portions of the deposition.



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