Bill Cosby

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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 »

Cosby 'Probably Biggest Rapist in US History': Accusers React

Responses from Andrea Constand, Janice Dickinson, and others after Cosby found guilty

(Newser) - Most people have heard about Bill Cosby's reaction to being found guilty Thursday on three counts of sexual assault against Andrea Constand, but now it's time for the women to speak. One of the first to respond to the 80-year-old comedian's conviction: ex-model Janice Dickinson, who testified... More »

Cosby's 'Sickest' Joke? His Huxtable Persona

Wesley Morris of the 'New York Times' reflects on the verdict

(Newser) - As an African-American kid growing up in the 1990s, Wesley Morris loved the Cosby Show. Now as an adult, Morris has to reconcile the character he once idolized with the sexual predator who portrayed him. Thursday's guilty verdict against Bill Cosby can't undo what the entertainer did to... More »

Cosby's Alma Mater Snubs Him After Verdict

Temple rescinds his honorary degree

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's alma mater has revoked an honorary degree given to the comedian more than two decades ago. Temple University in Philadelphia says the school's board of trustees accepted a recommendation Friday to rescind the 1991 degree it awarded to Cosby, per the AP . A statement released by... More »

Bill Cosby Guilty on All Counts; He Yells at Prosecutor

Jury convicts 80-year-old of sexual assault, and he'll remain free pending sentencing

(Newser) - He got a mistrial the first time around, but now Bill Cosby is guilty and facing the possibility of prison time. A jury in Pennsylvania on Thursday convicted the 80-year-old comedian on all three counts of sexually assaulting a woman in his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004, reports the AP... More »

A Cringeworthy Day on the Stand for Cosby's Drug Expert

Dr. Harry Milman admitted he got his drug stats from Google

(Newser) - A toxicology expert brought in by Bill Cosby's legal team for his sexual assault retrial faced some embarrassing cross-examination questions Thursday, drawing both yawns and wide-eyed looks of disbelief from attendees with what Jezebel deems his "gibberish." Per ABC News , Maryland toxicologist Dr. Harry Milman was being... More »

Witness: Cosby Accuser Wanted to 'Get That Money'

She claims Andrea Constand spoke of plot

(Newser) - The chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified Wednesday as the TV star's lawyers began setting out their case. Marguerite Jackson, an academic adviser at Temple University, said... More »

Jury Hears Cosby Admit It: He Used Quaaludes

'You gave them to other people?' 'Yes.'

(Newser) - Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial on Wednesday heard his damaging testimony about giving a sedative to women before sex, the AP reports. Cosby, who was deposed in 2005 and 2006 as part of his chief accuser's civil suit, was asked about quaaludes, a 1970s party drug... More »

Cosby's Chief Accuser: 3 Pills, Then an Assault

Andrea Constand again takes the stand

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's chief accuser took the witness stand Friday at his sexual assault retrial, declaring for a second jury that he knocked her out her with three blue pills and then sexually assaulted her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. "I was weak. I was limp, and... More »

Janice Dickinson at Cosby Trial: 'Here Was 'America's Dad' on Top of Me'

Model testifies before Andrea Constand takes the stand Friday

(Newser) - The day before Bill Cosby's chief accuser was to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial, a former model and TV personality on Thursday gave jurors her own harrowing account of being drugged and raped by the comedy star in 1982, the AP reports. Janice Dickinson, one... More »

Accuser Addresses Cosby Directly From Witness Stand

'You remember, don't you, Mr. Cosby?' Chelan Lasha asked Wednesday

(Newser) - The first accuser to testify at Bill Cosby's retrial, Heidi Thomas, described the comedian Wednesday as "a serial rapist" as she parried with his lawyers, while second accuser Chelan Lasha tearfully confronted the comedian over a 32-year-old assault allegation: "You remember, don't you, Mr. Cosby?" The... More »

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