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  • #MeToo movement sends Hollywood figures into exile, not jail

    10/07/2018 8:58:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 06, 2018 8:26 PM EDT | Andrew Dalton
    The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual assault in New York, and Bill Cosby was sent to prison in Pennsylvania in the year since stories on Weinstein in The New York Times and The New Yorker set off waves of revelations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. But those two central figures are exceptions. A task force launched last November by Los Angeles...
  • A tawdry, disgusting, and distasteful week

    09/26/2018 6:04:17 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/26/18 | John David Powell
    September 26, 2018 A tawdry, disgusting, and distasteful week By John David Powell As the Grateful Dead said, what a long, strange trip it's been. And dude, the week is only half-over. I mean, like, there it was: the headline declaring that Bill Cosby, Mr. Jell-O Pudding, America's Dad, will spend the next three to ten years in prison trying to keep from being some bad boy's best girl while wearing the title of Sexually Violent Predator for the rest of his life. Will they make him sew SVP onto the front of his shirt? I received no reply on...
  • Bill Cosby Spokesman on Jail Sentence: ‘They Persecuted Jesus and Look What Happened’

    09/25/2018 1:41:01 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 09/25/18 | Jon Levine
    Bill Cosby’s PR team put on a brave face Tuesday after the once-beloved comedian was sentenced to three to 10 years in Pennsylvania state prison. “They persecuted Jesus and look what happened,” publicist Andrew Wyatt told reporters outside the courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, after Cosby was taken into custody following his April conviction for three counts of aggravated sexual assault. “Not saying Mr. Cosby is Jesus,” Wyatt quickly clarified. “But we know what this country has done to black men for centuries. So Mr. Cosby is doing fine. He’s holding up well and everybody that wants to say anything negative,...
  • Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison for sexual assault

    09/25/2018 12:17:06 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/25
    Judge Steven T. O’Neill made the decision Tuesday, the second day of the sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pa., court — saying, “I’m not permitted to treat him any differently based on who he is or who he was.” He also ruled that Cosby is a “sexually violent predator” and fined him $25,000. The sentence means that Cosby, once known as “America’s Dad,” will spend at least three years behind bars and then will become eligible for supervised release, although that’s not guaranteed. According to journalist Bobby Allyn who was in the courtroom, the judge will not grant bail and the...
  • BREAKING Sexual Predator Bill Cosby: Verdict 3-10 years

    09/25/2018 11:17:06 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 40 replies
    https://kfiam640.iheart.com/ ^ | 9/25/2018 | KFI AM radio Los Angeles
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  • Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3-10 Years Behind Bars For Sexual Assault

    09/25/2018 11:21:21 AM PDT · by billorites · 67 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | September 25, 2018
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Bill Cosby learned his fate inside a Montgomery County courtroom on Tuesday. The 81-year-old actor and comedian has been sentenced to no less than three years in state prison for sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee at his home in 2004. Judge Steven O’Neill handed down a sentence of no less than three years and no more than 10 behind bars. O’Neill also ruled Cosby as a “sexually violent predator.” The classification means that Cosby must undergo lifetime counseling and report quarterly to authorities. His name will appear on a sex-offender registry sent to neighbors,...
  • Cosby Judge Forbids Testimony by Other Accusers at Sentencing

    09/22/2018 3:41:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/20/18 | Graham Bowley
    The judge in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case on Thursday denied a prosecution request to allow testimony at his sentencing hearing from women who say he molested them but whose accusations never led to criminal charges. It was not immediately clear whether the judge intended to block all testimony from women who had given their accounts at Mr. Cosby’s trial in April because he asked for clarification on whether prosecutors intended to bring the women forward as part of the sentencing hearing. He asked them to clarify that point within 24 hours. Prosecutors in Pennsylvania had asked that an...
  • 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 · 21 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...