Jury has reached verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial

Sheila Mcguire
April 27, 2018

The business fallout from the verdict was nearly immediate: Bounce, a TV network that caters to black viewers, announced it would drop reruns of "The Cosby Show".

Now that he has been read the guilty verdict, all aspects of Bill Cosby's life are suffering.

A video from inside the courthouse showed women running out and weeping after comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty in his sexual assault trial on Thursday afternoon. As many will recall, Cosby's first trial regarding these allegations ended in a mistrial as the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision.

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Constand, 45, a former Temple women's basketball administrator, told jurors that Cosby knocked her out with three blue pills he called "your friends" and then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay immobilized, unable to resist or say no. Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual said he gave her 1½ pills of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl to help her relax. Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III are two of the founders.

No criminal charges were brought at the time of Constand's assault in 2004, and after she settled her civil lawsuit the next year in exchange for her silence, that's where it would have likely stayed. When she was alive, Ensa defended her father against the slew of sexual assault allegations that he was facing. Cosby yelled, according to multiple reporters who attended the trial. Cosby's wife, Camille Cosby, finally made an appearance in the courtroom on Tuesday.

The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges.

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Wesleyan University would become the second university in CT to revoke an honorary degree for Cosby, a once lauded comedian and public figure who has faced numerous accusations of sexual assault in recent years.

Sentencing was expected within 60 to 90 days, after Cosby submits to a "sexually violent predator assessment".

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