Bill Cosby

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After Cosby Case, Calif. Ends Statute of Limitations for Rape

New law takes effect next year

(Newser) - The emotional stories of women who say they were sexually assaulted more than a decade ago by Bill Cosby prompted California state lawmakers to approve a bill to eliminate the state's 10-year limit on filing rape and related charges. On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he has approved... More »

Judge: Bill Cosby Can Sue Accuser

Whether tweets were a breach of contract remains to be seen

(Newser) - A federal judge has ruled in Bill Cosby's favor, Vanity Fair reports, saying he can sue a woman accusing him of sexual assault for breach of contract. In the "mixed ruling," US District Judge Eduardo Robreno said the disgraced actor can move forward with a lawsuit against... More »

Trump, Swift, Cosby, More Get Naked in Kanye's New Music Video

Or at least their likenesses do

(Newser) - Here's something you never thought you'd see: Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, and George W. Bush naked in bed together. Enter Kanye West's new NSFW music video for "Famous," which depicts 12 celebrities sprawled out in their birthday suits on a giant bed. Also... More »

Can Bill Cosby Be Convicted?

'Too much time has passed,' leading lawyer says

(Newser) - Will one of the biggest celebrity trials of the decade complete Bill Cosby's downfall? The 74-year-old has been ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges , but it is far from clear whether prosecutors will be able to secure a conviction in the case, which involves allegations from 2004... More »

Cosby Must Stand Trial on Sex Assault Charges

Faces 10 years in prison if convicted

(Newser) - Bill Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on sexual assault charges after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police report in which a woman said the comedian gave her three blue pills that put her in a stupor and made her unable to stop his advances. District Judge... More »

Cosby: I Had Sex Encounter With 17-Year-Old

Newly published 2005-2006 depositions reveal more explosive confessions

(Newser) - Bill Cosby appeared in a Pennsylvania courthouse Tuesday for a preliminary hearing in a criminal sex-assault case brought against him by ex-Temple University employee Andrea Constand, but newly revealed court papers from depositions he gave in 2005 and 2006 for Constand's civil suit are also making headlines. In those... More »

Camille Cosby Gets 'Combative' When Questioned About Bill

She refused to answer dozens of questions over eight hours of deposition

(Newser) - Camille Cosby refused to answer dozens of questions about her famous husband during two days of deposition back in February, USA Today reports. According to ABC News , a transcript of the deposition released Friday shows Camille cited "spousal privilege" in her refusal to answer questions more than a dozen... More »

Suit: Hugh Hefner 'Complicit' in Cosby Assault

He introduced Cosby to sex assault victim: suit

(Newser) - A woman who accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault now says Hugh Hefner was "complicit" in the act. In a lawsuit, Chloe Goins says Hefner introduced her to Cosby during a party at the Playboy Mansion in 2008. Goins says Cosby drugged her, then led her to a room... More »

Ronan Farrow: Media Gives Woody Allen, Cosby a Pass

He takes on PR, reporters, himself for being complicit in silencing sex-abuse survivors

(Newser) - Woody Allen's star-studded Cafe Society is the opening flick Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival , and in a probably-not-coincidentally-timed piece in the Hollywood Reporter , his son with Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, pens a scathing essay on the "culture of acquiescence" surrounding his famous filmmaker dad, specifically regarding Allen'... More »

Cosby Wants Home Insurance to Cover Legal Costs

AIG is fighting him on his 'personal injury' claims for defamation lawsuits

(Newser) - Why anyone other than Bill Cosby should care about Bill Cosby's homeowners insurance may at first seem a mystery. But the beleaguered comedian is apparently taking advantage of the personal injury coverage linked to his AIG policy to deflect his growing legal costs as he fights the defamation suits... More »

Security Tight as Camille Cosby Testifies

She invoked spousal privilege more than a dozen times

(Newser) - "I get the feeling she didn't want to be there," a lawyer for seven women suing Bill Cosby told reporters after Camille Cosby spent more than seven hours giving a deposition at a Massachusetts hotel on Monday. NBC News reports that security was tight at the Springfield... More »

Bill Cosby's Wife: Don't Make Me Testify

Camille Cosby wants to postpone her deposition

(Newser) - Lawyers for Bill Cosby's wife have filed an emergency motion to postpone her deposition while she appeals a magistrate judge's order, the AP reports. The motion filed late Saturday says the 71-year-old Camille Cosby's deposition scheduled for Monday should be delayed because she "has had no... More »

Cosby Is Suing Accuser for Breach of Contract

Sues Andrea Constand for violating confidentiality agreement in 2006 settlement

(Newser) - Two days before a judge moved forward with the sexual assault case against him, Bill Cosby sued his accuser, claiming she breached a confidentiality agreement signed as part of a 2006 settlement. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports specific allegations weren't made clear on Tuesday when a judge partially lifted a... More »

Kanye West's Cosby Tweet Raises Eyebrows

'INNOCENT!!!!!!!!!!'

(Newser) - Kanye West weighed in on the Bill Cosby sex case on Tuesday in his usual understated manner. "BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!" tweeted the star, with no further explanation. Observers weren't entirely sure what to make of the declaration, though many suspect that Kanye is saying outrageous things to... More »

Judge Won't Throw Out Sex Assault Case Against Cosby

The move ignores claims a former DA granted Cosby immunity in 2005

(Newser) - A judge refused to throw out the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside claims that a previous district attorney had granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago, the AP reports. The case now moves to a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough... More »

DA Rails Against Ex-DA's 'Secret Agreement' With Cosby

Cosby is back in court trying to get sex assault charges dropped

(Newser) - The prosecutor in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby argued Wednesday that his predecessor had no legal authority to make a deal a decade ago that would shield the comedian from ever facing charges. District Attorney Kevin Steele said that the 2005 supposed no-prosecution deal—which was never put... More »

Bill Cosby Is Trying to Get Sexual Assault Case Tossed

Former DA is called to the stand in Tuesday's hearing

(Newser) - Bill Cosby is in court in Pennsylvania attempting to get the sexual assault case against him tossed. According to the 78-year-old's defense team, when Cosby was first accused of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, he made an immunity deal with then-District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. in... More »

Email Could Doom Cosby Sex Case

Former DA says he promised deposition wouldn't be used

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania prosecutor's sexual assault case against Bill Cosby could be in deep trouble, according to an email obtained by CNN . In the email, former Montgomery County DA Bruce Castor tells a successor that he made an agreement with Cosby that a deposition from a 2005 civil case brought... More »

Time to End Rape's Statute of Limitations

For victims, 'it could be everything,' argues lawyer

(Newser) - The felony charges filed against Bill Cosby this week stem from an alleged assault on Jan. 15, 2004, in Pennsylvania. And the timing was no accident: The statute of limitations for rape in the state is 12 years, meaning prosecutors had to move soon or drop the case forever. That... More »

Attorney: Cosby Charges Are Just 'Political Football'

Lawyer also defends comedian's demeanor, says he's blind

(Newser) - Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with felony sexual assault, and the comedian's attorney has already started her public defense campaign. In her view, the whole case is just a game of "political football" initiated by a new Pennsylvania district attorney, Reuters reports. "What we have is the... More »

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