Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby's Retrial Date Set

He was ordered to be ready for trial on Nov. 6

(Newser) - Bill Cosby will be retried in November on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago, after a Pennsylvania jury deadlocked on the question after deliberating over six days. Cosby, who turns 80 in July, was ordered Thursday to be ready for trial on Nov. 6,... More »

Trial Date Set in Another Cosby Assault Case

California case likely won't go to trial until after Pennsylvania re-trial

(Newser) - Bill Cosby has another trial date coming up in another alleged assault case: On Tuesday, a Los Angeles judge set July 30, 2018, as the tentative start date for a trial in the civil case from Judy Huth, who says Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974,... More »

Cosby Team Blames Media for Town Hall Reports

They'll be about 'restoration of legacy,' not about sexual assault, publicist says

(Newser) - Bill Cosby has definite plans for this summer, but those plans don't involve what was initially reported, his publicity team now claims. Although his reps revealed last week that the 79-year-old comedian, whose sexual assault case ended in a mistrial earlier in June, would be hosting a series of... More »

Cosby Juror Explains Why He Didn't Believe Accuser

'She went up to his house with a bare midriff and incense and bath salts'

(Newser) - Another Bill Cosby juror has spoken out anonymously, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer that votes were split "up the middle: young and old, black and white, men and women." He blamed that on the language to describe the charges being confusing and "too legal," saying jurors debated... More »

Cosby to Lecture on How to Avoid Sex Assault Allegations

His spokespeople revealed plans to 'Good Day Alabama'

(Newser) - Bill Cosby wants to get back to work, his spokespeople said Wednesday on Good Day Alabama , and one of his first plans is to host a series of town halls starting in July to educate young people. About what, exactly? Sexual assault. "Laws are changing. The statute of limitations... More »

Cosby Juror Reveals What Happened

2 jurors refused to convict

(Newser) - After 52 hours of tense deliberations, two holdouts in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian, a juror told ABC News , per the AP . The juror, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said 10 of the 12 jurors agreed that Cosby was guilty on the... More »

Cosby Lawyer: Next Time, We'll Get an Acquittal

Judge says trial No. 2 could start within months

(Newser) - Though it’s only been two days since a judge declared a mistrial in the sexual assault case of Bill Cosby, the comedian’s criminal defense attorney is already expressing confidence that his client will be acquitted if he's tried again. "[W]e have a wonderful criminal justice system... More »

Camille Cosby Rips Into Prosecutor ... and the Judge

While Cosby's team claims victory, the judge made some clarifications

(Newser) - Bill Cosby, the comedian once known as "America's Dad" for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable, is declaring victory this Father's Day after a jury deliberated 52 hours without reaching consensus on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004. District Attorney Kevin Steele... More »

Judge Declares Mistrial in Cosby Sexual Assault Case

The jury had deliberated for more than 52 hours

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges has ended without a verdict after jurors failed to break a deadlock, the AP reports. Jurors deliberated more than 52 hours over six days before telling a judge they couldn't reach a unanimous decision on whether The Cosby Show star drugged... More »

As Cosby Jury Passes 50-Hour Mark, Judge's Patience Tested

Jurors will get back to work Saturday morning

(Newser) - The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ended a fifth day of deliberations Friday without reaching a verdict, testing the patience of defense lawyers and even the judge as it struggled to break a deadlock by making repeated runs through testimony given by the TV star, his accuser,... More »

The Bill Cosby Jury Is Deadlocked

Judge instructs them to 'keep trying'

(Newser) - The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is deadlocked, the AP reports. After 30 hours of deliberation over four days, jurors told Judge Steven O'Neill they could not reach a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault. O'Neill instructed them to... More »

Exasperation and Tears as Cosby Jury Struggles

No one is certain when it will all end

(Newser) - As deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial continue into a fourth day Thursday, nerves are frayed, patience is shot, and no one is certain when it will all end. Some jurors appeared angry, the judge sounded exasperated, and accuser Andrea Constand's mother broke down in tears Wednesday.... More »

Quiet Then Noise as Cosby's Trial Barrels Toward Its Close

Comedian's defense lasted just minutes, but closing argument is thunderous

(Newser) - Monday's million-dollar question was whether Bill Cosby would testify in his own defense at his sex assault trial, and the answer came shockingly quickly. The Washington Post reports his defense rested after just six minutes. BuzzFeed offers a tighter, 3-minute timeline. It reports Judge Steven O'Neill asked the... More »

Wife Heads to Trial With Cosby for First Time

Monday's big question: Will the comedian testify?

(Newser) - Bill Cosby arrived at court Monday morning for Day 6 of his sexual assault trial and the start of the defense side of the case, accompanied by his wife of 53 years, Camille. Camille Cosby's arrival marked the first time during the trial of the comedian once known as... More »

Judge Rejects Cosby Team's Strategy on Accuser

Lawyers wanted to make an issue out of Andrea Constand being gay

(Newser) - Andrea Constand, the accuser at the center of Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, told police during a 2005 interview that she is gay, though she had a boyfriend as a teen and sexual contact with a man in her 20s. It turns out that Cosby's defense team wanted... More »

Cosby Told Police He Fondled Accuser After Giving Her Pills

He said Constand showed no ill effects from the Benadryl tablets

(Newser) - Bill Cosby acknowledged to police more than a decade ago that he fondled Andrea Constand after giving her what he said were cold-and-allergy pills to help her relax, according to a statement introduced Thursday at the comedian's sexual-assault trial. But Cosby also told police that Constand showed no ill... More »

Cosby Accuser Doesn't Stumble in 7 Hours on Witness Stand

Andrea Constand wrapped up her testimony on 3rd day of assault trial

(Newser) - The woman who accused Bill Cosby of drugging and violating her more than a decade ago stood by her story at his trial Wednesday, withstanding hours of cross-examination that didn't produce the stumbles Cosby might have hoped for, the AP reports. Andrea Constand brushed off suggestions she and Cosby... More »

What Cosby's Chief Accuser Said on the Stand

Highlights from Andrea Constand's testimony

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's chief accuser said she shot down the actor's casual advances twice before she found herself paralyzed and unable to fight him off the night she took pills that he convinced her were safe herbal supplements, the AP reports. Andrea Constand, a former Temple University basketball administrator,... More »

First Cosby Witness Explains What He 'Made Me' Do

Prosecutors say there is a pattern to his assaults

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial opened Monday with testimony from one of the scores of women who accuse the star of drugging and sexually assaulting them. The woman, identified in earlier reports as "Kacey," testified that when she worked at the William Morris talent agency in Los... More »

Expected at 'He Said-She Said' Cosby Trial: His TV Daughter

And maybe his 'Cosby Show' wife and son, in addition to Keshia Knight Pulliam

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's trial for allegedly assaulting Andrea Constand begins Monday, and at least one member of his former TV family will reportedly be watching from the sidelines, per NBC News . Keshia Knight Pulliam, 38, who played little Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show, is expected to be in the... More »

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