Jury: Bill Cosby Guilty on All Counts

Jury: Bill Cosby Guilty on All Counts

The jury found Cosby, 80, guilty also of drugging and and molesting the victim, technically aggravated indecent assault.

Trying to keep him out of prison, Cosby's lawyers launched a withering attack on Constand and five other women who told the jury that the former TV star had drugged and assaulted them, too.

On Thursday afternoon, Bill Cosby, once among the most beloved and influential celebrities in American pop culture, was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.

Constand, 45, a former Temple women's basketball administrator, told jurors that Cosby knocked her out with three blue pills he called "your friends" and then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay immobilized, unable to resist or say no.

The defense team pointed to the settlement as evidence that Constand was a con artist who fabricated her accusations for a big payday, in their attempt to counter prosecutors' portrayal of Cosby as a serial predator, .

One other main distinction within the retrial was Choose Steven O'Neill's choice to permit prosecutors to have 5 further accusers testify - together with mannequin Janice Dickinson - as they tried to indicate Cosby made a behavior of drugging and violating ladies.

After the trial concluded, Constand left through a side door in the courtroom, walking into a hallway with her arms around two women and a huge smile on her face. Now the judge is conferencing with Cosby's attorneys to determine if he will be able to stay free until his sentencing. Constand then filed a civil suit against Cosby, and they settled out of court for a considerable sum - $3.38 million - that would remain a secret until brought to light at the retrial this April.

"Effective immediately, Bounce is removing "The Cosby Show" from our schedule", the network said in a statement to media outlets including The Hollywood Reporter.

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Cosby's defense team argued that their interaction was consensual.

A jury in Montgomery County Pennsylvania returned the verdict in the comedian's second sexual assault case after deliberating for 14 hours.

"This case is about betrayal, and that betrayal leading to the sexual assault of a woman named Andrea Constand".

Constand faced withering questions from Mesereau on cross-examination, as part of a multipronged defense focused on shaking her credibility and that of the other witnesses.

Cosby verbally lashed out at the prosecutor inside the courtroom.

The jurors completed a marathon, 10-hour session on Wednesday that failed to produce a verdict.

"Jurors don't live in a vacuum, and they could be responding sympathetically to the movement, even on a subconscious level", Yeretsian says.

During closing arguments, Cosby's lawyers slammed #MeToo, calling Cosby its victim and likening it to a witch hunt or a lynching.

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