"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 Los Angeles Times. It notes the 81-year-old opted not to address the courtroom in Norristown, Pa.; Variety adds Cosby "showed no visible reaction" to the sentence. The AP reports that "afterward he sat and chatted with his spokesman and a lawyer, seemingly in good spirits." His wife, Camille, was not present for the sentencing. The latest on the downfall of America's Dad:
- How the AP describes that downfall: "His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby ... [became] the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison."
- O'Neill "appeared incredulous" as he turned down Cosby's lawyers' request that the comedian remain free on bail pending appeal, per the AP. The New York Times reports the lawyers pushed the point further, and O'Neill withdrew to his chambers to consider the request. But he ultimately rejected the request, and Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs, per the AP. He must serve a minimum of three years before being eligible for parole.
- He was processed at Montgomery Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Penn., before being moved to State Correctional Institution at Phoenix; at the state prison, his health and other needs will be evaluated for a period of weeks to months as officials determine which prison he will ultimately be sent to.
- Cosby, who was also fined $25,000 plus the costs of prosecution, now has a mug shot, which was released Tuesday afternoon.