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State's Highest Court Considers Cosby Case

Bill Cosby wants his 2018 sexual assault conviction overturned

(Newser) - Pennsylvania's highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby's alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults involve drugs or alcohol. Cosby, 83, hopes to overturn his 2018 sex assault...

Bill Cosby Smiles in New Mugshot
Bill Cosby Smiles
in New Mugshot

Bill Cosby Smiles in New Mugshot

New photo taken as part of routine procedure

(Newser) - Bill Cosby is wearing a mask around his neck and a smile on his face in his new mugshot. TMZ reports it was a routine photo update; Cosby was simply due for a new one. The picture was snapped Sept. 4 at the SCI Phoenix state prison in Pennsylvania, where...

Court to Look at 2 Issues in Cosby Appeal

Hearing in felony sexual assault case will be Dec. 1 in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear Bill Cosby's appeal of his felony sexual assault conviction on Dec. 1. Cosby, 83, is serving a three- to 10-year prison term. A lower appeals court had upheld his conviction, but the state's high court agreed this year to review two key...

Cosby's Lawyers Repeat Argument, Ask for New Trial

They argue 2018 trial was 'fundamentally unfair'

(Newser) - After nearly two years behind bars, Bill Cosby is still fighting to get out. Lawyers for the 83-year-old appealed for a new sexual assault trial on Tuesday because, they claim, the one in which Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand during a 2004 encounter was "...

Cosby Gets 'Long-Sought Chance' to Overturn Conviction

Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider his appeal

(Newser) - Bill Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The 82-year-old Cosby has been imprisoned in suburban Philadelphia for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. He's serving a three-...

Bill Cosby Wouldn't Survive COVID-19: Lawyer

But convicted sex offender is denied compassionate release

(Newser) - Bill Cosby is apparently hoping to be among the currently incarcerated set free amid the coronavirus pandemic, reports NBC News . The convicted sex offender's lawyer asked Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf for a compassionate release, saying that the 82-year-old has a litany of underlying medical issues that mean the virus...

This Gayle King Battle Is Now Full-Blown War

With Snoop Dogg and Susan Rice piling on, it's getting ugly

(Newser) - The ruckus over a Gayle King interview clip has morphed into a vicious social-media battle including harsh words from Snoop Dogg and Susan Rice, NBC News reports. The spark was a clip of King interviewing WNBA legend Lisa Leslie, and asking her about the 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant....

Cosby Rep Calls Eddie Murphy a 'Slave'

He attacks comedian over 'disparaging' SNL jokes

(Newser) - Bill Cosby is serving time in a Pennsylvania prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, so it's not clear whether he saw Eddie Murphy's return to Saturday Night Live —but his spokesman certainly wasn't happy. In an Instagram post , Andrew Wyatt slammed Murphy as a...

Court Has Unanimous Answer for Cosby: Nope

Appeals court rejects his request to overturn conviction

(Newser) - Bill Cosby says he will never show remorse as a way to shorten his prison stay, but that doesn't mean he won't keep trying to undo his conviction. On Tuesday, however, Cosby got some bad news on that front: Pennsylvania's Superior Court unanimously rejected his appeal, reports...

Bill Cosby: I'll Never Show Remorse
Bill Cosby:
I'll Never Show Remorse

Bill Cosby: I'll Never Show Remorse

Comedian says he doesn't care if it might get him a shorter sentence

(Newser) - Bill Cosby won't show remorse, even if it means more time behind bars. In an interview with BlackPressUSA Sunday, the comedian didn't mince words: "I have eight years and nine months left" of his 10-year sentence for sexual assault, he said. "When I come up for...

At 1-Year Mark in Prison, More Bad News for Cosby

He is hit with $2.75M tab after losing dispute over 'egregious' lawyer bill

(Newser) - Bill Cosby has been hit with a $2.75 million legal bill as he marks the end of his first year in prison. The 82-year-old Cosby had challenged a California arbitration award that upheld nearly $7 million of a $9 million bill submitted by just one firm in the run-up...

Bill Cosby Wishes Himself Happy Birthday With 'Bizarre' Post

Cosby wants men to be 'men of valor'

(Newser) - Bill Cosby celebrated his 82nd birthday from prison with a message to fans that Newsweek calls "bizarre" and BET calls "deeply ironic." "I would like to thank all of my friends, supporters and family members for wishing me a Happy 82nd Birthday," posted Cosby, who...

Bill Cosby Files Lengthy Appeal
Bill Cosby Files Lengthy Appeal

Bill Cosby Files Lengthy Appeal

Challenges testimony from other accusers

(Newser) - Bill Cosby has filed a lengthy appeal of the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison, complaining the testimony of five other accusers was "strikingly dissimilar" to the pending felony charges and should not have been aired in court, the AP reports. The appeal Tuesday challenges Judge Steven...

Cosby Is a Hit With Fellow Inmates, Aide Says

Former comedian speaks to groups and works out

(Newser) - Nine months into his sentence, Bill Cosby is adapting well to prison life, his spokesman said—giving speeches, working out, and meeting one-on-one with inmates. Cosby is serving a three to 10 years at a maximum security prison near Philadelphia for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. “...

Bill Cosby's Father's Day Tweet Does Not Go Over Well

Post refers to imprisoned comedian as 'America's Dad'

(Newser) - The most unpopular Father's Day tweet over the weekend surely belongs to none other than Bill Cosby, one in which the imprisoned comedian refers to himself as "America's Dad." It appears that Cosby's representatives put it up at his request, reports USA Today . "Hey,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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