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Famous comedian Bill Cosby convicted on sexual assault charges

Team SoOLEGAL 27 Apr 2018 1:37pm

Famous comedian Bill Cosby convicted on sexual assault charges

80 year old Cosby who was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a lady by the name of Andrea Constand in his Pennsylvania home in 2004 was found guilty of the charges by jury of seven men and five women. In the first trial jury could not come to a decision, so retrial was held and in retrial he was found guilty on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault. Cosby is likely to get 10 years prison term.

Andrea Constand had accused Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004.Constand, was the director for the women’s basketball team at Temple and for the first time she met Cosby, both developed genuine friendship. Since she was much juniour to him, she took him as mentor. He made several sexual overtures towards her but she always rejected them. One day when she went to meet Cosby at his home in 2004, he gave her some blue pills which made her unconscious and incapacited. During that time Cosby forced himself on her and sexually assaulted her without her consent. Constand's mother also testified in the case and how her daughter told her about the incident and how Constand used to scream during nights while sleeping.

Documents show that $3.4 m was paid as settlement by Cosby to Andrea Constand but he insisted that physical relationship were consensual in nature.

Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by several other women too. He in his defense says that all the relationship he had were consensual in nature.

Cosby’s defense pointed to inconsistencies in her story. It tried to show her as an opportunist who showed romantic interest in him with the objective of filing false law suit against him. It also brought to the notice of the jury that she called Cosby twice on Valentine Day month after alleged assault. Constand on this told that it was related to work.

When verdict was announced, Cosby was emotionless but rained abuses when plea for revoking of his bail was made. Ultimately the judge refused revoking of the bail.

His defense team said they will appeal the verdict.


Tagged: Comedian Cosby   Andrea Constand   Sexual assault  
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