After four years, Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexual assault. Cosby, the creator of the HBCU media staple A Different World, was found guilty of drugging and molesting a woman in his home in 2004. Before this, the other allegations from the 60 other women went outside the statute of limitations. Because this trial is based on an incident in 2004 the prosecution was able to bring this to trial.
According to NBC News, Cosby has been charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He’s facing up to 10 years for each count. Bill Cosby is 80-years old. Prosecutors used Cosby’s previous comments about drugs and sex along with testimonies from five other women.The case is based on testimony from accuser Andrea Constand, a former employee with Temple University women’s basketball team. She testified that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her when she visited his home to ask for career advice.
His lawyers argued that the allegations lobbied against him were false and were accuser Andrea Constand’s attempt to sue and get a large civil settlement. The panel was made of seven men and five women.
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Levenson, Eric. “Bill Cosby Guilty on All Three Counts in Indecent Assault Trial, Jury Decides.” CNN, Cable News Network, 26 Apr. 2018, www.cnn.com/2018/04/26/us/bill-cosby-trial/index.html.