Bill Cosby Found Guilty On All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

Bill Cosby Found Guilty On All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

Bill Cosby Found Guilty On All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

Comic and entertainer Bill Cosby has been found guilty on all three counts in his retrial on charges of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from a non-consensual sexual encounter 14 years ago.

The prosecution also revealed for the first time, with Cosby's permission, that he'd paid Constand $3.38 million to settle the sexual assault lawsuit she brought against him in 2005.

The verdict comes a mere 12 days after the trial began and the 80-year-old could be looking at some serious jail time as each count is punishable with up to a decade in prison.

In a deposition he gave over a decade ago as part of Constand's lawsuit, Cosby acknowledged he had obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with, "the same as a person would say, 'Have a drink.'" The sedative was a popular party drug before it was banned in the US more than 30 years ago.

"He doesn't have a plane, you asshole!"

The case against Cosby centered on testimony from Constand, a former employee with Temple University women's basketball team.

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Government lawyers then chose to retry Cosby.

The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges. In "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992, he played the wise and witty Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, the father of an affluent black family. But for the retrial, prosecutors were able to call on five other accusers who testified that they too were drugged by Cosby.

Much like the initial trial, Cosby did not take the stand at the recommendation of his legal team.

Deadline shares that Bounce has been airing reruns of The Cosby Show since 2016 while many other networks had dropped the show from their lineups once the sexual assault allegations surfaced in 2015.

It was Cosby's reputation as a public moralist that prompted a federal judge, acting on a request from The Associated Press, to unseal portions of the deposition.

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