After a mistrial last summer:
A jury found Bill Cosby guilty Thursday of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home near here 14 years ago, capping the downfall of one of the world’s best-known entertainers, and offering a measure of satisfaction to the dozens of women who for years have accused him of similar assaults against them.
The jury returning on the second day of deliberations at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Philadelphia to convict Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, who at the time was a Temple University employee he had mentored, each of the three counts felonies punishable by up to 10 years in state prison, although each count could be served concurrently.
And perhaps as a vignette of his true character rather than the man once beloved as the mild Dr. Cliff Huxtable on his hit NBC sitcom The Cosby Show:
Bill Cosby has a few words for the court (nytimes.com).
The 80-year-old actor, a fixture in American family entertainment for decades, erupted in response to a suggestion by the Montgomery County district attorney, Kevin R. Steele, that his bail should be revoked because he was a potential flight risk and owned a plane.
“He doesn’t have a plane, you asshole!” Mr. Cosby shouted.
Updated 25th September 2018
A judge in Pennsylvania has jailed comedian Bill Cosby for three to 10 years for sexual assault.
The 81-year-old comedian formally dubbed “America’s Dad” was categorised as a sexually violent predator, meaning he must undergo counselling for life and be listed on the sex offender registry.