Bill Cosby

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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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. “... More »

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,... More »

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 »

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