Cosby found guilty of sexual assault

Cosby found guilty of sexual assault

Bill Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia-area home in 2004. Cosby responded in a booming voice as he leapt to feet.

Cosby faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $75,000. In "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992, he played the wise and witty Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, the father of an affluent black family. She and Cosby were once friends.

"We are so happy that finally we can say, women are believed, and not only on #MeToo, but in a court of law", Allred told reporters.

"I feel like my faith in humanity is restored", Bernard said.

The panel began deliberating Wednesday around 11 a.m., and worked for more than 14 hours over two days to reach the verdict.

His defense team tried to paint Constand as a con artist who showed romantic interest in the comedian in order to concoct false assault allegations and secure a almost $3.4-million civil settlement, at one point calling her a "pathological liar".

Now it is apparent that many others are suffering from Cosby's misconduct, including his former cast-mates from The Cosby Show.

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At Cosby's first trial, which ended in a deadlocked jury less than a year ago, only one additional accuser was allowed to testify. His lawyer called Constand a "con artist" who leveled false accusations against Cosby so she could sue him.

She said the pills made her feel woozy, and when she was jolted awake Cosby was digitally penetrating her vagina, touching her breasts and masturbating himself with her hand.

It was the only criminal case to arise from a barrage of allegations from more than 60 women who said the former TV star drugged and molested them over a span of five decades.

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