Bill Cosby

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Camille Cosby Has Harsh Words for Judge

Claims Judge Stephen O'Neill tried to turn husband into 'the brutal, black buck'

(Newser) - Montgomery County Judge Stephen O'Neill filed his long-awaited opinion on the Bill Cosby case on Tuesday, and the 81-year-old actor wasn't too pleased with the judge's take on him and his "signature" crime. Neither was Cosby's wife. In a statement provided to Fox News , Camille... More »

Judge: Cosby Accusations Had 'Chilling Similarities'

Accounts pointed to a 'signature' crime

(Newser) - The judge who presided over Bill Cosby's criminal case said he let five other accusers testify at the sex-assault trial because their accounts had "chilling similarities" that pointed to a "signature" crime. A jury last year convicted Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004,... More »

Bill Cosby's Attempt to Get Out on Bail Fails

Pennsylvania Superior Court doesn't share its reasoning

(Newser) - Bill Cosby wanted to be released from prison on bail while he appeals his sex-assault conviction. On Monday, a Pennsylvania appeals court said no. The New York Times reports the Pennsylvania Superior Court did not share its reasoning behind the decision. It came just days after Cosby filed a motion... More »

Cosby Wants to Be Released on Bail, Rips Into Judge

He files application for bail pending appeal

(Newser) - Bill Cosby reportedly said it's "amazing" behind bars , but he wants out. Lawyers for the 81-year-old on Wednesday filed an application for bail while he appeals his conviction. An official statement posted to Cosby's Instagram account rips into Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill. In order to... More »

Cosby Slams His Insurance Company's 'Egregious Behavior'

American International Group Inc. has settled lawsuit with accuser ahead of deposition

(Newser) - Bill Cosby says his insurance company is settling another accuser's lawsuit without his permission, a week before his scheduled deposition. Cosby in a statement accuses American International Group Inc. of "egregious behavior." He says he could have proven he was in New York during the alleged 2008... More »

Filings Show Cosby Has a Deal on Accusers' Lawsuits

Posts say insurance company settled with women

(Newser) - Bill Cosby has agreed to settle defamation lawsuits filed by seven women after he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations, the Guardian reports. Terms of the settlement, which would require the approval of the judge handling the case, are confidential. The actor and comedian, 81, is in prison... More »

Bill Cosby Speaks From Prison for the First Time

Says he's a 'political prisoner'

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's name grabbed headlines Tuesday after rep Andrew Wyatt said in an interview with NBC 10 that the 81-year-old told him he was having an "amazing" prison experience . More headlines came on Wednesday, this time thanks to words that came straight from Cosby. NBC News reports it... More »

Bill Cosby's Prison Experience in a Word? 'Amazing'

That's what a rep quotes the comedian as saying

(Newser) - What adjective do you think Bill Cosby uses to describe his prison experience? If you picked "amazing," you'd apparently be correct. In an interview with NBC10 , Cosby rep Andrew Wyatt was explicit: "Yeah, he used the term amazing experience." And Wyatt had some updates on... More »

Drone Targets Cosby in Prison Yard

His rep thinks it was a media drone attempting to take photos

(Newser) - A drone targeted Bill Cosby as he was in the yard of SCI Phoenix prison in Collegeville, Pa., last week, the actor's spokesperson tells USA Today . The rep says a drone was spotted flying overhead; he says he assumes it was a media drone with a camera, attempting to... More »

Cosby Goes After Judge in Appeals Filing

Lawyers for disgraced comedian outline nearly a dozen issues with his trial

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's attorneys have been hard at work trying to overturn his sexual assault conviction, and their latest move in the appeals process spells out why they think their client should be freed—as well as temporarily freed while he's waiting on more permanent liberation. Per the AP... More »

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 »

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