Bill Cosby

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Cosby 'Ruined' 'Baby, It's Cold Outside': Songwriter's Daughter

Susan Loesser says father Frank Loesser would've been 'furious' at the hubbub over his song

(Newser) - A new person is weighing in on the controversy over a Christmas classic : the daughter of the man who wrote the song. Susan Loesser, 74, tells NBC News that songwriter Frank Loesser would've been "furious" at his tune being pulled from the radio, noting that it was a... More »

More Bad News for Bill Cosby

Judge rejects his bid for a new trial, sentencing

(Newser) - A judge on Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby's bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing, leading the comedian's wife, Camille, to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband. The ruling by the same judge that presided over Cosby's trial also led the entertainer's lawyers... More »

Here's Where Bill Cosby Will Serve His Sentence

SCI Phoenix opened in June

(Newser) - Inmate NN7687, otherwise known as Bill Cosby, spent his first night behind bars at Pennsylvania's State Correctional Institute at Phoenix on Tuesday. CNN takes a look at the maximum security prison, which opened in June in suburban Philadelphia some 20 miles from Cosby's home and has 3,830... More »

Publicist Says Cosby Had 'Most Racist Trial' in History

He says his client is the victim of a 'sex war'

(Newser) - Bill Cosby was labeled a "violent sexual predator" by the judge who sentenced him to three to 10 years in prison on Tuesday, but his publicist had a different description: one of the "greatest civil rights leaders" in history and one of the "greatest educators of men... More »

Here's Bill Cosby's Mug Shot

And more on the 81-year-old's sentencing

(Newser) - "Mr. Cosby, this all circles back to you. The day has come. The time has come." So said Judge Steven O’Neill in sentencing Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in state prison on Tuesday in connection with the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand, reports the... More »

Bill Cosby Is Going to Prison

Judge sentences him to 3 to 10 years

(Newser) - Bill Cosby will be going to prison at 81. The judge in the case said Tuesday that he will put Cosby behind bars for three to 10 years, per AP , for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago in what led to the first celebrity trial of... More »

Cosby Sentencing: 'What Does an 81-Year-Old Do in Prison?'

Prosecutors want 5 to 10 years, defense basically asks for house arrest

(Newser) - Declaring Bill Cosby doesn't deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless to... More »

What to Expect at Cosby Sentencing

He could get anything from probation to 30 years

(Newser) - Bill Cosby will learn his fate at a sentencing hearing this week—and he could be in prison by Tuesday night. After a two-day hearing beginning Monday in Norristown, Pa., Judge Steven O'Neill will have the option of sentencing the disgraced entertainer to anything between probation and 30 years... More »

Judge Rejects Cosby Wife's Long-Shot Request

Camille Cosby wanted Judge Steven O'Neill to step down days before sentencing

(Newser) - Days before sentencing, Bill Cosby's trial judge denied a defense motion to step down from the sex assault case because of what Cosby's team called a long-ago grudge with a pretrial witness, reports the AP . Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill has seen the case through two trials,... More »

'Serial Rapist' Written on Cosby's Walk of Fame Star

It's not the first time the star has been defaced

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was found vandalized early Tuesday, the words "serial rapist" written on it with black marker. Los Angeles police are investigating, reports the Los Angeles Times , which has a picture of the defaced star. Cosby, 81, received the star in... More »

Cosby: 'Predator' Label Will Hurt My Reputation

Defense lawyers say it would also hurt disgraced comedian's relationship with his grandkids

(Newser) - Bill Cosby isn't about to lie down and be labeled a "sexually violent predator." In a motion filed Monday, lawyers for the convicted rapist say the label recommended by Pennsylvania's Sexual Offenders Assessment Board—which comes with a lifelong requirement to register as a sex offender,... More »

State Board Thinks Cosby Is Officially a 'Predator'

Panel recommends 'sexually violent predator' label, and a judge will decide

(Newser) - If a state panel gets its way, Bill Cosby will be known from here on out as a "sexually violent predator." If a judge agrees, the 81-year-old entertainer would have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, reports . He'd also... More »

New Drama on 2 Fronts in Cosby Camp

Cosby spox shoots down rumors of Camille Cosby moving out, fires entire legal team

(Newser) - Bill Cosby is now killing time as he awaits his September sentencing after being convicted of sexual assault in April, but is his wife killing time with him? Radar cites a source who claims that 74-year-old Camille Cosby has left their Pennsylvania home and moved into a home they own... More »

Bill Cosby's Main Accuser: 'I Forgive Him'

Andrea Constand says he's sick and needs help

(Newser) - The woman whose accusations against Bill Cosby just resulted in him being convicted as a sex offender is happy to see justice delivered, but she's made her personal peace with the man. "I forgive him for what he did to me," Andrea Constand tells NBC's Dateline... More »

Cosby Victim Speaks: 'I Was a Limp Noodle'

Andrea Constand opens up in interview with NBC

(Newser) - "I was crying out inside, in my throat, in my mind, for this to stop and I couldn't do anything," says Andrea Constand, recalling the abuse she suffered at the hands of Bill Cosby in her first interview since the comedian was found guilty of three counts... More »

Cosby Will Be Sentenced in September

He's expected to get up to 10 years

(Newser) - Bill Cosby will be sentenced Sept. 24, almost five months to the day after he was convicted of sexual assault, a judge said Tuesday. Lawyers for the comedian, who turns 81 in July and faces the prospect of the rest of his life in prison, had asked Judge Steven O'... More »

Film Academy Boots Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences boots them after sexual assault scandals

(Newser) - The organization that bestows the Academy Awards announced Thursday that it has voted to expel two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, from its membership. It's the first major decision since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences implemented revised standards of conduct... More »

Camille Cosby: Undo Bill's Conviction for America

Comedian's wife fires off lengthy statement attacking legal system, 'unconstitutional frenzy'

(Newser) - In the wake of his conviction for sexual assault, we've heard from Bill Cosby and the women who've accused him . Now Camille Cosby, who's been married to the disgraced comedian for almost 55 years, is taking her turn at the podium, via a statement released Thursday that... More »

Why Yale's Move Against Bill Cosby Stings

He's first in university's history to have honorary degree rescinded

(Newser) - Bill Cosby has been the recipient of at least 60 honorary degrees from colleges and universities, more than 20 of which revoked the honor in advance of his guilty verdict last week, per the AP . Several others—Carnegie Mellon University, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, and Cosby's alma mater,... More »

Juror: Cosby's Own Words Doomed Him

Harrison Snyder cites the entertainer's deposition

(Newser) - For at least one of Bill Cosby's jurors, it was the entertainer's own words that led to a vote of guilty. In an interview that aired on Good Morning America, 22-year-old Harrison Snyder said Cosby's 2005 deposition in a civil suit is what swayed him, reports the... More »

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