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  • Roman Polanski threatens lawsuit against motion picture academy over expulsion

    05/09/2018 7:12:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 8, 2018 | Josh Rottenberg
    Just days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel Roman Polanski from its ranks, the director's attorney sent a letter to the organization Tuesday morning, arguing the move was unlawful and threatening to take legal action if Polanski is not granted a hearing. In his letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Times, Polanski's attorney, Harland Braun, said the academy had failed to follow both its own rules and California law in denying the Oscar-winning director a chance to present his own case. "We are not here contesting the merits of the expulsion...
  • Film Academy Expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski From Membership

    05/03/2018 11:33:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Variety ^ | May 3, 2018 | Kristopher Tapley
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to expel actor Bill Cosby and director Roman Polanksi from its membership ranks. The move comes a week after Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault brought against him by Andrea Constand, and after disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was first expelled from the organization last year. Polanski has been on the lam for 40 years, ever since fleeing the country while awaiting sentencing for statutory rape in 1978. The decision to remove Cosby and Polanski from the membership was made Tuesday,...
  • Camille Cosby Calls Bill Cosby’s Guilty Charge “Mob Justice” In Startling Statement

    05/03/2018 6:40:54 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 3, 2018 | Peter White
    Camille Cosby has spoken publicly for the first time since her husband Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004 – calling it “mob justice”. Camille Cosby, who has been married to The Cosby Show star since 1964, has gone after the Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, the media and Cosby’s accusers in a statement that alludes to racial injustice. “The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which guarantee...
  • Watch: The Hannibal Buress Comedy Set that Triggered Bill Cosby’s Downfall

    04/27/2018 10:25:31 AM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART NEWS
    Standup comic Hannibal Buress, whose 2014 remark about sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby went viral, is getting another serious surge of attention. The path to Cosby’s conviction on Thursday on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home arguably started 3 1/2 years earlier in a Philadelphia comedy club, where Buress during his standup act mocked Cosby’s smug preachiness and called him a rapist. “I’ve done this bit on stage, and people think I’m making it up,” Burress said. “Bill Cosby has a lot of rape allegations. … When you leave here, Google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’”...
  • In Rendering Guilty Verdict, Did The Cosby Jury Rely On Policy Or On The Facts And The Law?

    04/27/2018 5:39:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Bill Cosby was found guilty on all 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in Philadelphia. I have to wonder how much the prosecutor’s closing arguments had to do with the jury’s decision. The government made policy arguments to the jury during their closing argument. The prosecutor argued that Cosby questioning the complaining witness’ intentions is “the exact reason that women and victims of sexual assault don’t report this crime.” The government was shaming Cosby for confronting his accuser, for exercising a Constitutional right enumerated in the Bill of Rights. The effect of the argument...
  • Jury in Bill Cosby's trial asks: What is consent?

    04/25/2018 11:52:08 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 1:25 PM ET, Wed April 25, 2018 | Eric Levenson and Aaron Cooper, CNN
    The jury in Bill Cosby's indecent assault trial asked a question Wednesday that goes to the heart of the case against the former TV icon: "What is the legal definition of consent?" The question came around 1 p.m., less than two hours after the 12-person jury began deliberating the case. Cosby is on trial for three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Montgomery County court Judge Steven O'Neill told the jurors that he could not answer the question. "The jury will decide what consent means to them," he said.
  • Topless protester who lunged at Bill Cosby retrial gets underway once acted on his show (tr)

    04/09/2018 1:19:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | April 9, 2018 | By CHRIS FRANCESCANI BILL HUTCHINSON
    The retrial of Bill Cosby got off to a wild start this morning when a topless woman who once acted on "The Cosby Show" allegedly charged at the comedian as he arrived at a Pennsylvania court. The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office identified the suspect as Nicolle Rochelle, 39, of Little Falls, New Jersey. As a young girl, Rochelle appeared in four episodes of "The Cosby Show" between 1990 and 1992, playing a character named Danielle. She was charged with disorderly conduct, which the district attorney's office defined as "the intent to cause a public inconvenience annoyance or alarm or...
  • Cosby lawyer tears into Gloria Allred during testimony

    04/12/2018 12:12:56 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 16 replies
    https://pagesix.com ^ | 04/12/2018 | Emily Saul
    Attorney​-to-the-stars​ Tom Mesereau laid into legal adversary Gloria Allred on Thursday during ​testimony in ​Bill Cosby‘s sex assault retrial, repeatedly questioning a witness about Allred’s suggested $100 million fund for the comedian’s accusers. “If [Allred] puts this $100 million fund together, she gets 30 to 40 percent of it, correct?” Mesereau asked accuser Janice Baker-Kinney, who says she was raped by Cosby in Reno in 1982. “I don’t know what her percentage would be, you would have to ask her,” the 60-year-old California stage manager responded. Allred, who represents a number of Cosby accusers​ ​—​ ​including three of the women...
  • Cosby goes berserk moments after guilty verdict is read

    04/26/2018 7:04:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    NY Post PageSix ^ | April 26, 2018 | Emily Saul
    <p>NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby went berserk Thursday — just moments after he was convicted of sexual assault — as lawyers argued over whether he should be allowed ​to remain ​free on bail.</p> <p>Prosecutors in Montgomery County Court were arguing that the fallen comedian was a flight risk and someone with “limitless wealth.”</p>
  • Bill Cosby lashes out in court after being found guilty in sexual assault retrial

    04/26/2018 12:21:18 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 73 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 04/26/18 | Michael R. Sisak and Claudia Lauer
    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 assaulted Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He claimed the encounter was consensual. Cosby stared straight ahead as the verdict was read but moments later lashed out loudly at District Attorney Kevin Steele...
  • Bill Cosby found guilty of drugging, molesting woman

    04/26/2018 11:11:34 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 201 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4-26-2018 | Emily Saul
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Nearly 14 years after Bill Cosby drugged and molested a woman 30 years his junior, a jury found him guilty Thursday of all charges in his sex assault retrial......
  • Cosby convicted of sexually assaulting woman

    04/26/2018 10:41:21 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 135 replies
    AP NEWS ^ | 26 APR 18 | staff
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 1:25 p.m. The jury is heading back to the courtroom and Bill Cosby’s defense team is saying there’s a verdict in his sexual assault retrial. The panel of seven men and five women have been deliberating about 14 hours. The 80-year-old comedian is accused of drugging and violating a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He’s charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. A conviction could put him in prison for up to 10 years on each count.
  • Bill Cosby prosecutors: This is why sexual-assault victims don't report this crime

    04/24/2018 11:36:12 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 48 replies
    Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | April 24, 2018 | Jeremy Roebuck & Laura McCrystal
    Montgomery County prosecutors lashed into Bill Cosby in their final pitch to jurors Tuesday, painting him as a serial sexual predator who hid for decades behind his reputation as “America’s Dad” to lure unsuspecting young women into situations where they were powerless to resist his advances. “He is nothing like the image he plays on TV,” Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said in an impassioned address to the panel of seven men and five women hearing the case. “He utilized that image and cloaked it around himself, so he could gain the trust of young, unsuspecting women to sexually assault...
  • Bill Cosby's daughter Ensa dies aged 44 of unknown causes just one month before her father's...

    02/26/2018 11:37:55 AM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Bill Cosby's daughter Ensa dies aged 44 of unknown causes just one month before her father's retrial is set to start The daughter of Bill Cosby passed away on Friday night at the age of 44. TMZ reports that Ensa Cosby died in Massachusetts, where the family has a large estate. The cause of death is not known at this time, but Ensa did have a number of medical issues during her life. Her passing comes one month before her father is set to be retried on rape charges in Pennsylvania this April. This is the second child...
  • Chris Matthews Misses ‘Meet The Press’ Appearance Amid Harassment Scandals [VIDEO]

    01/14/2018 12:47:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2:48 PM 01/14/2018 | AMBER ATHEY
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, host of “Hardball,” was conspicuously absent from a scheduled “Meet The Press” appearance on Sunday morning. Matthews announced the scheduled appearance on a pre-taped episode of “Hardball” on Friday, and it was noted in the Friday edition of POLITICO’s Playbook. Matthews may have chosen to sit out the appearance because of a 2016 video uncovered by New York Magazine’s The Cut late Friday, which showed him joking about drugging and raping then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “This was a terrible comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines,” Matthews told The Cut....
  • Chris Matthews Apologizes For "Bill Cosby Pill" Joke

    01/14/2018 10:59:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/12/2018 | Jeremy Barr
    "Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?" he said in leaked audio published by 'New York' magazine. MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews has apologized for making an inappropriate joke about Bill Cosby before an interview with then-candidate Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in January 2016. "Can I have some of the queen's waters? Precious waters?" Matthews is heard and shown saying in a clip obtained and published by New York magazine's The Cut on Friday. In the clip, Matthews then asks: "Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?" (His crew looks visibly uncomfortable, and a man...
  • Exclusive: Watch Chris Matthews Joke About His ‘Bill Cosby Pill’ Before Interviewing Hillary Clinton

    01/12/2018 6:04:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    The Cut ^ | January 12, 2018 | Noreen Malone
    On January 5, 2016, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews interviewed Hillary Clinton in an Iowa fire station during the Democratic primary season. Network footage obtained by the Cut shows Matthews, during the interview setup, making a couple of “jokes” about Clinton. He asks, “Can I have some of the queen’s waters? Precious waters?” And then, as he waits for the water, he adds, “Where’s that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?” Matthews then laughs, delighted with the line, for an extended moment, as the staffers around him react with disbelief, clearly uncomfortable. (Cosby has been accused of sexual impropriety...
  • Speaking Truth to Power

    11/30/2017 5:23:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-30-17 | MOTUS
    Power’s most current interlocutor, Denzel Washington:  In an interview, Washington told The Grio where positive change in the black community needs to start: "It starts in the home," the actor said. He went on to argue: If the father is not in the home the boy will find a father in the streets. I saw it in my generation and every generation before me, and every one since. Washington isn't talking about boys finding a literal father figure to guide them on the right path. He's talking about the streets themselves raising kids, and that path is nothing but trouble:...
  • Janice Dickinson scores huge win over Bill Cosby in defamation case...

    11/22/2017 10:01:00 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 22, 2017 | Chris Spargo
    The former supermodel, 62, filed a complaint against Cosby, 80, over his response to a 2014 interview with Entertainment Tonight in which she said that the actor had sexually assaulted her in 1982 after giving her an unknown pill. Soon after that interview aired, Cosby's attorney Marty Singer responded to requests for comment by disputing Dickinson's claim that she was drugged and raped by his client and calling the allegation 'an outrageous defamatory lie.' The judge ruled on Tuesday that because he sent out that statement and a subsequent press release Singer too will face claims in the case. 'We...
  • Obama's Valerie Jarrett retweets the Al Franken grope photo!

    11/16/2017 3:58:55 PM PST · by ETL · 73 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 15, 2017
    Link provided below.https://twitter.com/ValerieJarrett https://web.archive.org/web/20171116230959/https:/twitter.com/ValerieJarrett https://web.archive.org/web/20171116230959/https:/twitter.com/ValerieJarrett