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  • Bill Cosby Asking Supreme Court to Review Janice Dickinson Defamation Lawsuit

    06/05/2018 11:43:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    HR ^ | JUNE 04, 2018 1:19pm PT | Eriq Gardner
    Bill Cosby has a lot of legal problems, and he is now preparing to ask the U.S. Supreme Court for review. But it's not over the comedian's sexual assault conviction in April. That case may eventually get to the high court, but for now, Cosby wants the justices to weigh in on a defamation lawsuit he's defending against former supermodel Janice Dickinson. On Friday, in an application for an extension, Cosby's lawyer told Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy of a coming petition for writ of certiorari.
  • 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...
  • 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’s lawyer falls asleep during testimony

    04/26/2018 6:35:32 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post PageSix ^ | April 25, 2018 | 11:17pm | Emily Saul
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. — As rapt jurors listened to the judge overseeing Bill Cosby’s sex assault retrial read back prior testimony, the entertainer’s lead lawyer snoozed in his chair. Tom Mesereau, mouth open, drifted in and out of consciousness Wednesday as Judge Steven O’Neill read pages and pages of Cosby’s own words about Quaaludes and his sexual contact with accuser Andrea Constand into the record. Cosby, now 80, sat for the civil deposition over 2004 and 2005, in connection with a lawsuit Constand filed against him that would later be settled for $3.4 million. Mesereau slept at the defense table for...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • The Latest: Defense says schedules show Cosby wasn't around

    04/20/2018 9:35:35 AM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 20, 2018 | AP
    Jurors are seeing Bill Cosby's travel records as his lawyers make the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the month he's accused of drugging and molesting a woman there. Cosby's lawyers are challenging the prosecution's contention that the alleged assault happened within the 12-year statute of limitations. The defense produced logs for Cosby's private jet flights in January 2004, as well as several days' worth of schedules listing his whereabouts and media appearances. The 80-year-old comedian's personal assistant testified the flights coincided with comedy performances and other events on Cosby's schedule. The schedules do not show...
  • 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 Jokes in 1st Show Since 2015 He 'Used to Be' Comedian

    01/22/2018 10:28:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 22, 2018 | Michael Sisak
    Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case. The 80-year-old entertainer took the stage for about an hour Monday night at a Philadelphia jazz club for his first show since May 2015. Before a friendly crowd, he told stories, honored old friends and finished by leading the band in a set, first using his mouth to scat in place of a missing horn...
  • 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...
  • Here's Bette Midler in 1991 Talking About Geraldo Rivera Drugging and Groping Her Without Consent

    11/29/2017 5:12:44 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Jezebel ^ | November 29, 2017 | Megan Reynolds
    As the world grapples with the recent revelations of Matt Lauer’s alleged inappropriate sexual behavior towards his colleagues and the button under his desk that turned his workspace from an office to a playground for sexual misconduct, many have Taken to Twitter to share their thoughts. This includes Geraldo Rivera: @GeraldoRivera Sad about @MLauer great guy, highly skilled & empathetic w guests & a real gentleman to my family & me. News is a flirty business & it seems like current epidemic of #SexHarassmentAllegations may be criminalizing courtship & conflating it w predation. What about #GarrisonKeillor? 4:00 PM - Nov...
  • 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...
  • Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson's lawyer for sex assault retrial

    08/21/2017 2:18:42 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 19 replies
    Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson's former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania. Cosby's spokesman announced Monday that the 80-year-old comedian is bringing in Tom Mesereau to lead a retooled defense team. Lawyers from the first trial in June had said they wanted off the case. Mesereau won an acquittal in Jackson's 2004 child molestation trial. He has also represented boxer Mike Tyson, actor Robert Blake and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight. Mesereau will be joined by Sam Silver, who represented now-imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania in a corruption...
  • Bill Cosby wants to teach kids how to avoid being accused of sexual assault

    06/22/2017 3:05:10 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | 06/22/2017 | Michelle Garcia
    Bill Cosby is apparently wasting no time firming up his summer plans, after a jury couldn’t decide last week as to whether he drugged and sexually assaulted accuser Andrea Constand in 2004. And what do those plans entail? Embarking on a town hall tour across the country to educate young people on how to avoid being accused of sexual assault. Cosby’s spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson, announced the initiative on Thursday to a Fox News affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • REVEALED: Ten of the 12 jurors in Billy Cosby's sex assault trial thought he was GUILTY but couldn't

    06/22/2017 11:08:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/22/17 | Jennifer Smith
    Full Title.....................REVEALED: Ten of the 12 jurors in Billy Cosby's sex assault trial thought he was GUILTY but couldn't persuade the others - as one juror tells how some in the group cried and punched walls during heated deliberations................................ Ten of the 12 jurors thought Bill Cosby was guilty of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand on two of the three counts he was charged with They were convinced by the prosecution that he digitally penetrated her and slipped her drugs without her knowing but two thought he was innocent Only one of the 12 jurors thought Constand was unconscious or unaware...