Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 00anon00, Nov 22, 2014.
I hope Anonymous helps these women get the truth out....it is despicable how they are being ridiculed...
Mark Ebner exposed Cosby on his site, Hollywood Interrupted years ago. Here he discusses how he attempted to get media to cover the allegations to no avail:
Phylicia Rashad -- Bill Cosby is Being Framed | TMZ
Bill Cosby Accusers -- Phylicia Rashad is an Embarrassment | TMZ
Bill Cosby -- Gloria Allred - I Got 3 More Accusers | TMZ
Bill Cosby - Accuser Filing Criminal Charges | TMZ
The woman claiming Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion just over six years ago is filing criminal charges.
Model Chloe Goins and attorney Spencer Kuvin are heading to LAPD headquarters right now, claiming she's the victim of sexual assault at the hands of Cosby.
As TMZ reported, Goins alleges in 2008 she woke up naked in a bedroom with Cosby sucking her toes and masturbating after he slipped something in her drink.
Here's what's unclear: the alleged incident occurred more than 6 years ago, and in California the statute of limitations for every sexual assault except rape is 6 years. We don't know if she's alleging rape.
Bill Cosby Becomes Punchline at Golden Globes
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The Nightly Show - Jamilah Lemieux Responds to Bill Cosby Allegations
Two former models accuse Bill Cosby of drugging them | LA Times
Two former models on Thursday became the latest to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct. Flanked by their attorney Gloria Allred, Lise-Lotte Lublin and Linda Brown told reporters that they were young models at the time Cosby is accused of drugging them in hotel rooms. Brown said Cosby sexually assaulted her.
New Bill Cosby Accusers: He Is "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" | The Hollywood Reporter
All this news came as a shock- all I heard before that he allegedly used a car regularly to pick up 2 prostitutes at a time (from the mustang ranch? idk, but I believe it was in Vegas.) Heard this from someone allegedly involved. Totally changed my take of him. He was married.
The rapes? Those poor women.
A CNN report "No Laughing Matter: Inside the Cosby Allegations" airs tonight at 9 pm.
New Cosby accuser: 'Do you remember me?' | CNN
Heidi Thomas has one question for Bill Cosby, "Look me in the eyes. Do you remember me? Do you remember me?"
Thomas says she has held a secret for 30 years. Now, for the first time, she wants to be heard.
Her secret is one that may sound familiar as she adds her name to the list of more than 20 women who have spoken out to various media outlets about allegations of sexual misconduct by Bill Cosby.
Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers' defamation suit | The Associated Press
In legal documents filed Friday, Cosby's lawyers say each woman has failed to identify a claim against the actor for which the courts can grant relief.
Somebody please find whereXxxx Mod edit: dox xxX (Dahvie Vanity - Blood On The Dancefloor) is on the registered sex offenders. I would like to see this guy finally put in jail for all the lives he ruined.
Why not use search engines for this quest of yours?
Hi megawatt. Please link data and links here. You can find Sate sex offender lists on each state. If you know his state you can find it there. We do not post names until we can see proof of an investigation.
and here it is
This is interesting. Although all the stories state he was convicted in Orlando his name is not in Florida's sex offender site. Anyone?
Three more women accuse Billy Cosby of sexual assault | The Guardian
Gloria Allred: press conference intentionally held before Cosby’s last tour date
Cosby has never been charged in more than three dozen allegations
Three more women on Thursday accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing them decades ago, as the veteran comedian gets ready for the final show in his US comedy tour.
Janice Baker Kinney, Marcella Tate and Autumn Burns said at a press conference hosted by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred that Cosby, 77, drugged and sexually assaulted them in separate incidents between 1970 and 1982.
Bill Cosby Speaks Out, But He's Impossible to Decipher (VIDEO) | TMZ
Bill Cosby is finally addressing the sexual assault allegations that have dogged him for years, but his explanations are bizarre and incomprehensible.
The questions were on point. "Nightline" reporter Linsey Davis asked Cosby if he's thought about how he'd deal with young people who only know about the lurid allegations. Cosby's answer is gibberish. Ditto questions about the allegations overshadowing the current message he's trying to send to raise awareness about underfunded schools in Selma, AL. Good luck with the answer.
And then Cosby's asked about his legacy. You gotta watch the video.
Bill Cosby Addresses Controversy: Exclusive
Exclusive: Bill Cosby Breaks Silence About Sexual Assault Allegations
He broke silence but it's giberish about his plans for TV shows and...he trails off...his emotional content is appropriate ( for him- self righteous) but his statements are incomprehensible. I think he's going for the Ciryl Smith defense- too sick to be brought to justice when alive.
Lisa Bloom @LisaBloom · 12 hours ago
Good summary of the case my law firm filed today on behalf of Janice Dickinson against Bill Cosby.
Model Janice Dickinson Sues Bill Cosby for Defamation | TIME
She seeks unspecified damages on defamation, false light and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims
Inside Amy Schumer - The People vs. Cosby
Published by Comedy Central on May 26, 2015
Bill Cosby's defense attorney presents irrefutable evidence of her client's innocence.
Bill Cosby Caught On Tape — Disgraced Star Rants About Rape, Molestation | Radar Online
He’s been accused of dozens of sexual assaults, but Bill Cosby once had no problem casually discussing rape in public.
The disgraced comedian, 77, also blabbed about “sexual trauma” and “molestation”— and it was all caught on tape!
Cosby ranted and raved during an April 2011 interview for Bullies & Friends, a proposed documentary about bullying, filmmaker Cassidy McMillan tells RadarOnline.com.
“It was supposed to be an innocuous interview,” McMillan says. “Instead, it turned into something else with Mr. Cosby offering varied statements and stories about rape.”
While randomly discussing the assault of an 11-year-old Texas girl by a group of men, Cosby called the incident “an act of violent, physical, trauma, sexual abuse, molestation…at a level of, I don’t even want to berate animals. Animals are not taught better.”
“We’re talking about human beings who enjoy doing this!” He also claimed to know a “young lady” who was raped. “Her father blamed her for it,” he recalled in horror. He also called the “rape thing” both “annoying” and “sickening.”
“I’m bringing my interview forward,” Cassidy adds. “I feel that I have an ethical obligation to do so.”
After comedian Hannibal Burress mentioned long ago allegations of Cosby’s sexual assault in October 2014, dozens of women, including former top models Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson, have come forward to accuse the aging actor of rape. The alleged incidents spanned over 40 years, from 1965 to 2008. His lawyers have repeatedly denied the allegations.
Watch the shocking video below.
Cassidy McMillan @CassidyMcM 2 hours ago
.@therealroseanne Hi Roseanne, Mr. Cosby's statements to me were revealing - including re about a "young lady" he said he knew - who was raped.
Cassidy McMillan @CassidyMcM 2 hours ago
.@therealroseanne Bill Cosby brought up to me, topic of rape, unasked. He said an 11-yr-old girl "can give permission" for sexual contact.
Cassidy McMillan @CassidyMcM 2 hours ago
.@therealroseanne There's more audio of my on-the-record discussion with Bill Cosby that I presented, that's not released yet. @PersephWrites
Cassidy McMillan @CassidyMcM 2 hours ago
.@therealroseanne I talked more about my interview with #BillCosby in my KABC790 Radio interview with #GloriaAllred
Roseanne Barr @therealroseanne 39 minutes ago Inglewood, CA
@CassidyMcM OH MY GOD! smoking gun - many of his victims were between 15-17 years of age.
Cassidy McMillan @CassidyMcM 3 minutes ago
.@therealroseanne Investigation pending in NJ where no statute of limitations re rape. Lili Bernard reported assault to Atlantic City Police.
Bill Cosby Wins Appeal To Block Material Linked To 2006 Assault Lawsuit
Bill Cosby Claims "Self-Defense" in Defamation Lawsuit
Kinda late to put the lid on the pot that's boiling over. He can't make thise bitches shut up so maybe he can sue them into submission. Sound familiar?
Bill Cosby - Insurance Co. Wants Off the Hook If Sexual Assault Allegations Stick | TMZ
Bill Cosby is being sued by a company that fears it might be on the hook if the comedian defamed 3 of his accusers by calling their claims BS.
Cosby's homeowners insurance company has filed a lawsuit claiming it has absolutely no duty to pay a judgment stemming from the sexual assault allegations and denials. Many policies cover various misdeeds of the homeowners, but AIG Property Casualty Company says it is not responsible for claims arising out of sexual misconduct.
AIG not only wants to block Cosby, it has also named 3 accusers -- Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz as defendants. All 3 claim Cosby not only molested them but defamed them when he called them liars. AIG wants a judge to tell them all, don't even try to collect a judgment from the company.
Bill Cosby’s lawyer says unsealing court documents from 2005 sexual assault case would cause comedian ‘embarrassment’ | Reuters
A lawyer for Bill Cosby argued that unsealing court documents from a 2005 Pennsylvania sexual assault case filed against the comedian would cause severe "embarrassment," court records show.
Attorney George Gowen asked in a motion filed in federal court on Wednesday to keep under seal records from the case brought by Andrea Constand, who alleged Cosby tricked her into consuming drugs before he sexually assaulted her.
Gowen wrote that Cosby had explained in a previous filing that "his embarrassment at the release of the discovery motions — deposition excerpts about sex, money, health, and marriage — would be severe."
While Constand's case was settled for an undisclosed sum years ago, the Associated Press has asked the court to release the documents. The wire service reported that Gowen brought the arguments before U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno on Friday.
Gowen argued in his brief that Cosby agreed to the settlement under terms that all discovery materials related to the case would remain confidential.
He also contended that since Cosby is not a public official, and the information would not benefit public health or safety there was "no public interest" in releasing the documents.
More than 40 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault dating back to the 1960s.
Cosby, best known for his role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the hit TV series "The Cosby Show," has never been criminally charged and his camp has consistently denied such allegations.
NJ prosecutor will not charge Cosby with rape
"As of this writing, the office of the Atlantic County prosecutor has terminated its investigation, closed its file and so notified (Lili) Bernard's lawyer," Edwin J. Jacobs, Jr. of the Jacobs & Barbone law practice said in a press release on Wednesday. Added Jacobs, "There will be no charges filed."
More at link:
This is the lead story on Anderson Cooper 360 tonight.
Anderson Cooper 360° @AC360 3 seconds ago
#BreakingNews on newly obtained documents in #BillCosby case. #AC360 begins right now.
He is saying it was a trade for sex instead of surreptitiously?
Cosby accusers claim vindication, friends reserve judgment
By Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press
While many of Bill Cosby's accusers feel vindicated by his decade-old admission that he gave at least one woman quaaludes before sex, some of his Hollywood friends are reserving judgment, saying the testimony doesn't prove he committed a crime.
The testimony, unsealed Monday by a federal judge, reignited the furor that erupted last year, when dozens of women came forward to accuse the comedian of sexual assault over the past four decades. Many said Cosby drugged and raped them.
"I never thought I would be validated or vindicated in this," said Joan Tarshis, of Woodstock, New York, who accused Cosby of drugging and attacking her when she was breaking into comedy writing in 1969.
"I mean, it's turned my life around 180 because now all the people that haven't believed me or us have come out, most of them, and said, 'We were wrong.'"
The testimony came from a deposition in a 2005 sexual abuse lawsuit brought against Cosby by a former Temple University basketball team employee, Andrea Constand. The case was settled on confidential terms, but it was the first in a torrent of lawsuits that have shattered Cosby's good-guy image as wise and understanding Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" in the 1980s and '90s.
Questioned under oath, Cosby acknowledged giving quaaludes to a 19-year-old woman before they had sex in Las Vegas in 1976. And he admitted giving the powerful, now-banned sedative to unidentified others. His lawyer intervened before he could answer questions about how many women were given drugs and whether they knew it.
The Bounce TV network, which is geared toward black viewers, said it is pulling its reruns of the 1990s-era CBS sitcom "Cosby" from the air immediately.
And Philadelphia singer Jill Scott, who supported Cosby through the barrage of recent allegations, changed her tune. "I'm not sorry for standing by my mentor. I'm sorry the accusations RTrue," Scott tweeted.
Cosby, 77, has never been charged with a crime, and the statute of limitations on most of the accusations has run out.
Cosby and his lawyers have not commented on the unsealed documents. His publicist, David Brokaw, said that a statement ABC attributed to Cosby's camp "was not authorized by a Cosby representative."
Attorneys for some of the women suing Cosby seized on the testimony as powerful corroboration of their accusations.
"The women have been saying they've been drugged and abused, and these documents appear to support the allegations," said Joe Cammarata, who represents Therese Serignese. She claims Cosby sexually assaulted her backstage in Las Vegas.
Bruce Castor, a former suburban Philadelphia prosecutor who declined to bring charges in the Constand case a decade ago, said Tuesday that Cosby's admission about giving quaaludes to women he wanted sex with didn't amount to evidence of a crime.
Castor, who is running again for district attorney in Montgomery County, said that if he is elected, he will review the unsealed court documents to see if Cosby committed perjury.
Disney World removing Bill Cosby statue | Orlando Sentinel
Walt Disney World is removing a Bill Cosby statue at its Disney's Hollywood Studios park tonight after it closes.
The statue's removal comes after court documents unsealed Monday revealed that Cosby testified in 2005 he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women in order to have sex with them. Dozens of women have come forward in the past year saying Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them years ago.
An online petition had circulated for months calling for the removal of the Cosby bust, which is one of many in front of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza.
Once again, I have to say that the world I grew up in was clearly not the world I thought I was growing up in. So many dark secrets.
indeed. I grew up with Cosby. (not literally, I mean TV and comedy wise)
I feel like I was duped.
It reminds me the way I felt when I received a book as a gift many moons ago. It was called "Hollywood Babylon" or something on that order. It contained stuff about James Dean and stars that had less than favorable stories about them. Stuff I didn't want to know. I didn't even finish the book. Who would give that as a gift? Geez! The book said something about cig burns on Dean's butt or something. Just something I didn't need to know.
Also reminds me of that book "You will Never Spa in this town again" where they name Travolta and others like Paul Giamotti as people who have "frequented" *ahem* spas. Don't need to to know this crap unless it is hurting others. To each their own.
But of course when it comes to Cosby, this stuff needs to come out, victims need closure and consequences will be paid. Whether it be jail time, or media assassination and or disassociation. (like Disney)
Bill Cosby’s wife says accusers ‘consented’ to drugs and sex | New York Post
Camille Cosby, 71, who is also her 78-year-old husband’s business manager, demanded last week at a crisis meeting with advisers that their lawyers and p.r. specialists “get back out in front of this,” the business source said.
“I created him, I knew what I was getting and we’ll fix this,” she told the gathering at a meeting at the couple’s Shelburne Falls, Mass., home Tuesday night.
Camille Cosby Is Gladly Going Down With The Ship | Dlisted
Just like Bill Cosby’s TV wife Detective Phylicia Rashad did, his real life of wife of 51 years is putting her hands over her ears, shutting her eyes and saying, “lalalalalala they’re all lying lallalalala,” over and over again. Camille Cosby has taken the definition of “ride or die bitch” to new levels of TOO FAR by sticking with Bill Cosby through all of the dozens upon dozens of drugging and rape allegations. Last year, Camille let us all know that pure delusion runs through her veins when she called Bill the “real victim” and she hasn’t changed her mind. As the S.S. Pudding Pop slowly sinks to the bottom of the ocean, Camille is staying onboard even after it came out that Bill Cosby admitted during a deposition in 2005 to buying quaaludes to give to women for “sex.” Camille reportedly thinks that all those women willingly took the ludes and willingly had sex with her husband.
The New York Post says that Camille, who is also Bill’s business manager, held a crisis meeting with advisers to discuss how they’re going to save whatever is left of his chewed-up Pudding Pop stick of a career. According to one of the Cosbys’ employees, Camille feels personally threatened by all the allegations since she helped build Bill’s career and she is not going to watch it slide into the sewers. So Camille has told herself that Bill Cosby isn’t a serial rapist, he’s a serial cheating slut. That’s what Camille thinks and she’s apparently okay with Bill screwing around on her. The source spilled this out:
“Camille still doesn’t believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent. She’s well aware of his cheating, but she doesn’t believe that her husband is a rapist. [She is] a proud, dignified but stubborn woman. You can say that she’s standing by her husband, but really, the more people stand against him, the more she perceives it as an affront to her and all that she’s done to make him a star.”
The source also claims that Camille declared during the meeting that she’s going to fix this and said that “they are making him out to be such a bad guy, a monster.”
I never knew that Camille is Bill Cosby’s business manager and now it all makes sense, but DAMN. Camille needed Olivia Pope at that crisis meeting, because Olivia Pope would’ve told her that it’s probably not such a good idea to go out onstage and sing, “Stand by your drugging and raping maaaaaaaaan.“
John Oliver Torches Whoopi Goldberg For Defending Everyone From Bill Cosby to Ray Rice | The Daily Beast
Senators Call For Revocation of Honorable Medal Awarded to Bill Cosby
Johnny, just admit it, we've all had bad, bad thoughts about LRH here on WWP, we'd never pass a security check and our crimes would stand a magistrate's hair on end.
That's the thing that scares me the most, seeing a magistrate's hair standing on end.
Obama weighs in on Bill Cosby assault allegations | New York Daily News
President Obama surprisingly weighed in Wednesday on the controversy surrounding the sexual assault allegations made against Bill Cosby, saying that there should be “no tolerance” for rape. “This country, any civilized country, should have no tolerance for rape,” Obama said during a nationally televised press conference that was mostly about the landmark Iran nuclear deal reached a day earlier.
When asked if the U.S. government would consider taking away Cosby’s Medal of Freedom, which he received in 2002, Obama said “there’s no precedent” for revoking such an award. “We don’t have that mechanism,” he said, before further addressing Cosby’s scandal. “If you give a woman or a man for that matter without his or her knowledge a drug, and then have sex with that person without consent, that’s rape,” Obama said.
Whoopi changes her mind. Do not care.
Special Report: Bill Cosby Scandal
The National Enquirer, July 15, 2015
From the details of secret police probes to victims’ accounts of their traumatic experiences at the hands of comedy legend turned America’s worst serial rapist, Bill Cosby, The National ENQUIRER has it covered!
In this week’s issue, The ENQUIRER brings YOU the scoop on all of Cosby’s cronies who enabled him to commit his heinous crimes for over two decades, plus how his longtime wife, Camille, might crack under all the pressure of the case.
99 Victims In 43 Years ... Continued
The National Enquirer, July 17, 2015
Father of five BILL COSBY – who played beloved Dr. Cliff Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” – saw his fate sealed after bombshell admissions from a 2005 deposition were made public July 6.
In the unsealed testimony, Cosby admitted to drugging young women before having sex with them, and confessed to buying Quaaludes as part of his sick seduction plan.
“I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex,” he testified.
National Inquirer and In Touch apparently are the
only journals that do investigative journalism
Bill Cosby, in Deposition, Said Drugs and Fame Helped Him Seduce Women | The New York Times
Bill Cosby - Tell Your Mom You Orgasmed So She Thinks It's Consensual | TMZ
Bill Cosby, in Deposition, Said Assistants Could Choose Not to Sign Confidentiality Agreements | The New York Times
DA who handled Cosby case in 2005: Deposition should prompt new look | The Washington Post
The Latest: Bill Cosby's words could be damaging in court | The Associated Press
Bill Cosby's decade-old testimony about his philandering could be used against him in court by some of the women who accuse him of sexual assault.
A lawyer in the one current civil case that accuses the comedian of drugging, then sexually assaulting women says a newly public transcript of Cosby's 2005 and 2006 deposition is a "treasure trove of admissions" that could be used in court.
In the deposition, Cosby talks about decades of affairs with women and giving women quaaludes for the purpose of having sex with them.
A lawyer not connected to the case tells The Associated Press that for Cosby to avoid having his statements brought into court in future cases, he would have to "navigate a virtual minefield."
The Nightly Show - Cosby Says the Darndest Things
Bill Cosby - Screw You Andrea Constand, I Want My Settlement Money Back | TMZ
Bill Cosby is trying to hit Andrea Constand where it hurts - in her checking account. Cosby just filed legal docs, firing back at Constand who now says she wants her entire court file released to the public. Until recently, her sexual assault case file and settlement with Cosby was confidential, but the judge has released selected portions.
But now Constand says she wants Cosby's entire deposition made public. Someone leaked it to the New York Times, but she now wants it available to everyone.
In Cosby's new legal docs, he says it's grossly unfair for her to break their confidentiality deal and at the same time keep the money he gave her to stay quiet.
Cosby's lawyer makes it clear - if she keeps on trying to make the confidential docs public, she should be required to return some or all of the money Cosby gave her.
Bill Cosby Got Quaaludes For His Sore Vagina, To Sex Ladies In Their ‘Rejection’ Holes | Wonkette
We already know that Bill Cosby put the rape drugs in the women, to do sex to them, because he told us. Here is a new gross factoid, though: He got those prescriptions for Quaaludes from a gynecologist. For those of you who are not a scientist, that’s a ladyparts doctor. For ladyparts. WEIRD.
Hollywood gyno Dr. Leroy Amar apparently had quite the reputation for “providing pills under questionable circumstances,” and was disciplined in several states, several times, and even had his license revoked. So of course he had no problem diagnosing Cosby with a sore vagina back, and giving him all the drugs, for his “pain”:
Atlanta’s Spelman College ends professorship tied to Bill Cosby | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta’s Spelman College confirmed that it has canceled a professorship associated with Bill Cosby and returned the money.
The action occurred in the wake of documents obtained by the Associated Press and the New York Times in which Cosby detailed his provision of drugs to young women with whom he wanted to have sex. Cosby has denied wrongdoing.
The Cosbys’ association with Spelman has been one of their longest, most generous, and perhaps the most prestigious.
Two Cosby daughters attended Spelman. Their parents Camille and Bill Cosby donated $20 million to the college in the late 1980s. At the time it was the largest ever personal gift to a historically black college or university. The family’s money helped fund a new academic center housing state-of-the art classrooms, labs and a fine arts museum; as well as the endowed professorship.
The college this weekend would not comment on how much money was associated specifically with the professsorship.
New York Daily News @NYDailyNews 2 minutes ago
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35 women tell New York magazine about being sexually abused by Bill Cosby | New York Daily News
We Asked a Lawyer What's Next for Alleged Serial Rapist Bill Cosby | VICE
"he says it's grossly unfair for her to break their confidentiality deal and at the same time keep the money he gave her to stay quiet."
Your tears are delicious.
Hope you enjoy your pudding pops in the pokey Bill.
And kudos to Spelman College for having the balls to make that move.
My heart goes out to his kids and wife who are also his victims of abuse. Another kind of abuse, but none the less, it's still abuse.
His wife needs to come forward and tell what she knows. She must know something, if not a ton of shit?
No more of this "stand by your man" mentality bullshit.
She's his publicist. She's deep into Cosby Koolaid and may be the cause of some of it.
The above-mentioned report in New York Magazine is now online.
‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen
she is still probably a victim in some sort of capacity. Even if she was the reason behind some of it.
She can leave him, cash in and also write a book. Hear that Bill?
Six eye-catching Bill Cosby cartoons draw their own verdicts | The Washington Post
Sexual-assault accuser says Cosby didn't realize she was gay | Reuters
The woman battling Bill Cosby to make public a 2006 settlement of her sexual-assault complaint against him said in court documents on Tuesday that she is a lesbian, despite his sworn assertions that their encounter was consensual and he has a knack for reading women's cues.
The revelation by Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee who has alleged the comedian tricked her into taking drugs before assaulting her in 2004, came in a legal memorandum filed in federal court in Philadelphia. In it, Constand's lawyers argue that Cosby, 78, breached the confidentiality clause of their settlement through a series of public comments by his attorneys as they mounted a media campaign seeking to put his "spin" on the widening scandal.
Her attorneys contend Constand's only recourse is for the judge to unseal the settlement and free her of the confidentiality restrictions so she can defend her reputation. Cosby's legal team has been fighting to keep the entire case under seal.
His lawyers took to the airwaves last week after excerpts from a sworn deposition he gave 10 years ago were recently made public, including his statements about being adept at deciphering sexual cues. Explaining why he viewed his sexual encounter with Constand as consensual, Cosby recounted that his accuser had not appeared angry afterward. "I think that I'm a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them," he said in the excerpt, published by the New York Times.
Striking a sardonic tone, Constand's lawyers fired back at that assertion in her latest court filing, saying, "despite his talent for interpreting female reactions to him, (Cosby) did not realize (Constand) was gay until the police told him."
LAPD's Bill Cosby investigation could help establish pattern of abuse
By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Of the many misconduct allegations made by women against Bill Cosby in Los Angeles over the decades, L.A. police are actively investigating just one. It involves claims by a woman who says Cosby assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, when she was 18.
She alleges Cosby gave her a drink that caused her to black out. When she awoke, she said, she found herself naked on a bed in the mansion with Cosby biting her toes with his pants around his ankles, according to her attorney. Cosby’s attorneys have denied the accusations. In January, Chloe Goins, 24, was interviewed for 2 1/2 half hours by an LAPD detective. Officials say they are continuing to investigate, and prosecutors say detectives have not presented them with a case.
Earlier this year, the L.A. district attorney rejected another Cosby case presented by the LAPD because it happened decades ago. Goins’ case is more recent but also faces challenges. Under California law, the legal deadline for prosecuting most rape cases involving an adult victim is 10 years. In most other adult sex-crime cases — including the type Goins is alleging — the statute of limitations is generally six years, said Laurie Levenson, a Loyola law professor and former prosecutor. That would place her case outside the time allowed for prosecution. But legal experts said there are other reasons for the LAPD to investigate, especially if Cosby is eventually charged with a crime.
California law allows victims to testify as witnesses even if their own cases never resulted in charges. The evidence is admissible due to a change in California evidence law in 1996 that allowed witnesses to prove a pattern of behavior or propensity to commit a crime, said Dmitry Gorin, a former L.A. sex-crimes prosecutor.
“Most judges would not exclude prior sexual-assault evidence, so jurors generally get to hear that evidence,” he said. These supporting witnesses were used in the trial of a Pasadena track coach accused of molesting students and in the case of celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander. In the Alexander case, six women whose cases did not result in criminal charges testified against him. The designer was convicted of sexually assaulting seven women.
Famed Singer Janis Ian Says Bill Cosby Tried to Get Her Banned from TV When She Was 16
By Roger Friedman, Showbiz411
Janis Ian is the Grammy winning singer songwriter of the classic “At Seventeen” among other hits. Her first hit, “Society’s Child,” came when she was 16. On Wednesday she posted to Facebook her recollection of Bill Cosby trying to get her banned from TV after the two of them appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. This is just insane, but as crazy as the rest of the Cosby stories. Janis responded to New York magazine’s extraordinary cover story this week with photos and stories from three dozen Cosby accusers.
Bill Cosby WILL face one of his alleged victims who says she was molested in the Playboy Mansion when she was just 15 as lawyer says judge will set a deposition date by end of September
Lawyer representing comedian Judy Huth said Cosby will answer claims
Ms Huth says he molested her in the Playboy Mansion when she was 15
She tried to bring a criminal case but the statue of limitations had passed
Attorney said they are looking forward to hearing Cosby's testimony
Bill Cosby ordered to give deposition in Los Angeles sex abuse lawsuit | Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles judge has ordered comedian Bill Cosby to give a deposition in a lawsuit by a woman who says she was molested as a 15-year-old at the Playboy Mansion in the 1970s.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge Craig D. Karlan ruled that Cosby, 77, must be interviewed under oath October 9 as part of a civil suit filed by Judy Huth. Huth will be deposed October 15, according to the ruling made public Wednesday.
“We are pleased that we will now be able to move ahead without further delay on Ms. Huth’s case, and we look forward to taking Mr. Cosby’s deposition on October 9, 2015,” Huth’s attorney, Gloria Allred, said in a statement.
Bill Cosby Ordered to Give Deposition in Judy Huth Lawsuit | NBC News
/r/ Bill Cosby in thread title, for obvious reasons. Other deserving names, too.
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Hollywood's Bill Cosby Amnesia: Gavin Polone Has a Cure (Guest Column)
By Gavin Polone, The Hollywood ReporterThe continuous disclosures about Bill Cosby’s alleged (I chuckle every time I write that adjective in connection with this story) misdeeds have been terrific in terms of bringing some justice for this vast collection of his alleged (I just laughed again) crimes. But has it done anything to protect vulnerable woman from being victimized by powerful men in the entertainment industry? I’d say no but, if we shift our focus a bit, it could. The Cosby Show producers Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner’s statement, after the story broke, that the allegations against Cosby were “beyond [their] knowledge and comprehension” is possibly true but I don’t believe it. I’ve worked on many film and TV sets, and keeping secrets is almost impossible. If Cosby were bringing a slew of women to the studio where his show was taped, many people would have seen it and it would have been a constant topic of gossip. Everyone on a production seems to find out if a sound mixer is having an affair with a hair stylist, and they aren’t even famous. When the star of the show picks a celery stick off the craft service table, everyone notices. And when that star is the biggest celebrity in America, as Cosby was, the attention paid is even greater. People then gossip about what is going on and the information flows from top to bottom. The executive producers of the show, or their minions, would be around this and would have very likely seen or heard it all.In a 1986 article published in Life magazine, an incident is recounted where Cosby had a violent physical altercation with a crew member. Included in the article was a scary picture of Cosby using an “Eric Garneresque” headlock on the man. In reference to this incident, Carsey-Werner executive Caryn Mandabach (then Caryn Sneider) said, “it was just nothing.” A Spy magazine article from that year recounts incidents on the set of Cosby bullying costumers and making an unflattering and public pronouncement about a guest star’s breasts. It would seem that Cosby wasn’t trying too hard to hide the ugly side of his personality and that there was an established precedent for ignoring and/or discounting his behavior. Further, NBC’s programming and publicity executives, and the heads of the network, would have been at the show often during its long run, talking to the producers and kowtowing to the star whose giant hit show saved their jobs. While 46 women have come forward with allegations (tee hee hee), it is evident that others have remained silent and some, probably many, were compelled to keep quiet after they initiated a legal process for redress and ultimately received compensation. It is unlikely that the public would know if any of those women had settled their cases against Cosby prior to filing a complaint. At the same time, if settlements related to abuses that occurred at The Cosby Show studio were made, it is also unlikely that the producers of the show wouldn’t know about it. The way these things work is that the plaintiff’s lawyer, like Ronda Rousey leaning down onto an opponent’s elbow, would want to use her leverage to the greatest extent possible and score a quick tap out. In these cases, the vulnerable joint isn’t the possibility that there could be a big court judgment but rather that the defendant could lose his big reputation in the court of public opinion, should the allegations (bahhhh!!!) become public. Therefore, the start of the process is the sending of a confidential demand letter, which lets the defendant know that they are about to be sued publicly. In every case I know, the plaintiff’s lawyer doesn’t only go after the alleged offender (oh dear lord, it never gets old) but also any other deep-pocketed person or company even remotely connected to the incident. In the Cosby case, that would most certainly include Carsey-Werner and NBC. Their respective heads of business affairs or general counsels would have also received the same demand letter. That letter would then most certainly have been discussed up the chain of command.In an interview with THR on July 31, Werner answered a question about the Cosby allegations (really, it’s like inhaling nitrous oxide) by saying, “Obviously it’s a challenging time for Bill Cosby and a challenging time for the show, but I’m hoping that people will still be able to watch the show and identify with the Huxtables.” Wait, what?!! Did he really say that? Does anyone give a fuck what challenges Cosby might be facing? Women were allegedly (not laughing now) fucking drugged and raped! Even if you believe Cosby’s story of what happened, he is a decadent, egotistical, misogynistic degenerate. Fuck him! And fuck that outdated sitcom, too. Even mentioning the idea that people should still watch the show and identify with a character so deeply associated with this man and his deeds is insensitive to the women on whom he preyed.Werner should immediately hire a law firm to investigate his company to find out who knew what and when. If these acts were truly “beyond [his] knowledge” and those of his partners and employees, it would be good to know for sure. If there were, as I suspect, people at his company who ignored or enabled Cosby, that should be known, too. The same with NBC. And, for that matter, the same with Playboy Enterprises, since much of this abominable behavior took place at the company-supported “mansion.” William Morris Endeavor should also be included on this list, since Cosby himself has said, under oath, that one of its agents delivered cash to an aggrieved woman, and maybe more than one, on his behalf. I’ve worked at talent agencies. They are warehouses of gossip. If an agent did this, probably his assistant knew and someone from accounting who handled the cash and reimbursement also probably knew. And, given how freely Cosby included those dependent on him into his circle of deceit, there might have been a deeper connection between his agents and how he managed his relationships with women. This has to come out.Now, why would any of the above voluntarily uncover their past when today there is no legal recourse against them? Because there is no statute of limitations on a reputation. Werner is an owner of a baseball team. The American public has shown with Donald Sterling that it cares about the character of the custodians of its sports teams. NBC is the holder of a government license, a public company and a journalistic enterprise: it would be damaged if it was proved to have hidden or condoned the mistreatment of women. Playboy and WME are privately-held companies, partly owned by private equity firms. They surely will attempt to either become public companies or be sold to public companies, in the near future. Proving that they are scandal-free will be important to the potential buyers of their stock. Waiting for the truth to come out some other way will only make any or all them look more complicit.I promise you, if any organization that may have played a part in this vile story self-exposes and then self-sanitizes, it will be far better off. Tom Werner is partially right, this is a “challenging time.” For him, for Cosby’s potential enablers, and for anyone who wants to prevent this from happening again.
Three New Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward, Attorney Gloria Allred Challenges Cosby's Lawyer
On Wednesday morning, attorney Gloria Allred revealed that three women she represents would come forward with accusations against Bill Cosby.
At a press conference that afternoon, Allred explained why former flight attendant Colleen Hughes and former actresses Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer and Eden Tirl decided to speak out now. Allred opened the press conference by discussing New York magazine's cover story with 35 of the 46 accusers and the powerful series of interviews and videos, referencing the one chair left empty on the cover. "Today that empty chair is filled by three new women, who alleged that they were victimized by Mr. Cosby," Allred said.
Before giving the podium to the women, Allred mentioned the comments made by Cosby's lawyer Monique Pressley, who stopped by HuffPost Live in July. During her interview, Pressley said that the women who came forward "waited too long" to report their experience. "I don't think that 10, 20, 30, 40 years later, people get to decide to come forward," Pressley said on HuffPost Live.
Allred called Pressley's comments a "pathetic attempt to defend Mr. Cosby," adding that "enough is enough." Allred then challenged Pressley to a public debate. "Instead of trying to change the subject from specific allegations to vague truisms about the criminal justice system, I challenge you to debate me," Allred said. "Stand up like a woman and do it and please do not give some ridiculous excuse as to why you will not accept the challenge."
holy pudding pops this is getting crazy.
Flight attendant and actress are latest women to come forward and accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault - taking the total number of alleged victims over 50
Ex-actress Charlotte Fox and woman named Elizabeth revealed accounts
Stood alongside attorney Gloria Allred, who represents 21 other accusers
Elizabeth, a flight attendant, said she was attacked after drinking his sake
She refused to reveal the details but said the experience was 'horrifying'
Fox said he 'engaged in sexual activity with her' at the Playboy Mansion
Claims she was incapacitated after falling ill from a drink Cosby gave her
ok, seriously. Over 50?
When will he be brought to justice? Will he ever be brought to justice?
How much of his money will it take to keep him out of jail?
This shit has to stop.
And his wife needs to dump his ass and come forward with what she knows. I don't care if she is his publicist or whatever she is. She doesn't need him any more. She can take his millions and write a book and sail off into the sunset. Unless she is also an accessory.
Anyone that worked on the Cosby set also needs to come forward and tell what they have witnessed. Whether it was something that just didn't seem right to them or if they actually witnessed something. I am still amazed that all the people this guy worked with who witnessed anything and the women who are accusing him have obviously had quite a different opinion of 'ol beloved Bill for ions. It still freaks me out that he is such a monster.
Bill Cosby Sex Abuse Scandal — Comedian Blames Racism In New Publicity Plan | Radar Online
Bill Cosby is claiming that he’s the victim of racism and a witch hunt after scores of women came forward claiming the disgraced comedian secretly plied them with drugs and raped them.
RadarOnline.com has learned that Cosby, 78, and his handlers mapped out a media plan during an intense strategy session, which his spokespeople and Washington, D.C. attorney, Monique Pressley, now plan to execute.
Cosby’s team will insist he’s been targeted because he’s black and famous. They are also determined to use terms like “lynching,” “witch hunt” and “persecution” in their public relations campaign to salvage what’s left of the actor’s image, a Cosby insider reveals to Radar.
Cosby’s team hopes the strategy will help their famous client gain the support of African-Americans, including black journalists, who Cosby has said should be “neutral” in their coverage of the scandal.
The insider, who has regular access to Cosby’s team, said Camille Cosby, the star’s wife, has agreed to go with the new plan.
Shame on them pulling out the race card. Desperate people are desperate.
FIFTY women! Come on now, really!
And screw you Camille! You are as dumb as a fence post. You can leave him, claim mental abuse, get half of what he is worth, write a book and tell all. But you decide to stand by your man, even if 50 women say he is a rapist. WOW
That is something a proud black women or ANY women OR man should never do.
Cosby: The Women Speak airs on A&E tonight at 9 pm, Friday at 1 am, Saturday at 10 pm, and Sunday at 2 am.
‘Cosby: The Women Speak’ Gives Forum to Bill Cosby’s Accusers on A&E | Variety
Anyone who has followed the Bill Cosby sexual-assault allegations must feel as if there’s not much more to learn, amid a steady drip of women who have come forward, culminating with the 35 featured in New York magazine. Still, it’s bracing to see the accusers — more than a dozen of them — calmly tell their stories on camera, as they do in the A&E special “Cosby: The Women Speak.” The one-hour production slowly builds a compelling case, as the women lay out details of what they say happened, without being flanked by attorney Gloria Allred or a bank of microphones.
“Cosby: The Women Speak” destroys damaging myths about women who dare to speak out | Salon
Last night's A&E documentary about Bill Cosby's accusers is a damning critique of rape culture and power.
Marquette and Fordham Void Cosby’s Honorary Degrees
In light of Bill Cosby's ongoing sexual-assault scandals, Marquette and Fordham on Thursday revoked honorary degrees they'd bestowed upon the comedian. According to reports, this is the first time both Jesuit institutions have made such annulments.
Sources: Cosby seeking a top defense lawyer
Representatives of Bill Cosby have quietly contacted prominent Philadelphia-area criminal defense lawyers to gauge their willingness to defend him, sources say - a step that signals the actor-comedian's expectation that he could soon face charges in Montgomery County stemming from a decade-old sexual-assault allegation.
Janice Dickinson's Lawyers File Motion to Depose Bill Cosby
Attorneys for model Janice Dickinson, who’s suing Cosby for defamation, have filed papers seeking to depose the scandal-plagued comedian, along with his attorney, Martin Singer.
Dickinson’s lawyers are asking for a stay of discovery to be lifted, so that they can prove malice on Cosby and Singer’s part in order to refute an anti-SLAAP motion to dismiss the case filed by Cosby’s team. Dickinson contends Cosby’s agents defamed her by making public comments branding Dickinson a liar.
Brown University rescinds honorary degree from Bill Cosby, becomes third university to strip comedian of degree
Brown’s president sent an email to university community saying the board voted Monday to yank Cosby’s symbolic honor, the Herald reported.
“It has become clear, by his own admission in legal depositions that became public this summer, that Mr. Cosby has engaged in conduct with women that is contrary to the values of Brown and the qualities for which he was honored by the University in 1985,” President Christina Paxson wrote, according to the Herald.
Bill Cosby accused of sex assault by 3 more women | New York Daily News
Pamela Abeyta, Lisa Christie, and Sharon Van Ert
L.A. prosecutors examine alleged assault by Bill Cosby at Playboy Mansion | Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County prosecutors are reviewing whether to charge Bill Cosby in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 after receiving the results of an investigation by the LAPD, officials said Thursday. The step is part of an ongoing effort by authorities to review allegations women have made against the entertainer.
Los Angeles police detectives presented the findings of their investigation to the district attorney’s office and they were now "under review," said prosecutor's spokesman Jane Robison.
Chloe Goins, 24, alleges that at a party at the Holmby Hills mansion in 2008, when she was 18, Cosby gave her a drink that caused her to black out. When she awoke, she said, she found herself naked on a bed with Cosby biting her toes and his pants around his ankles, according to her attorney.
In January, Goins was interviewed for 2½ hours by an LAPD detective, according to her lawyer.
Most of the allegations against the comedian date back decades and are too old to pursue criminally or in many cases even in civil suits.
Cosby, however, does face several civil lawsuits and is due to be deposed Oct. 9 in a suit filed by Judy Huth, who alleges that Cosby put his hand down her pants and kissed her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 16. His attorneys are seeking to keep that deposition from being publicly disclosed. The comedian has denied the allegations.
In another deposition taken a decade ago and revealed earlier this year, Cosby acknowledged he obtained a sedative for the purpose of sex with women.
"and are too old to pursue criminally or in many cases even in civil suits."
Cases shouldn't be too old!
Model sues Bill Cosby in federal court over alleged sexual assault at Playboy Mansion in 2008 | AP
A model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 sued the comedian on Tuesday for sexual assault.
Chloe Goins' lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles seeks punitive damages for a variety of problems she says she has endured since the incident, including mental anguish, loss of self-esteem and dignity.
"Bill Cosby touched an intimate part of Chloe Goins' body while she was seriously disabled and/or unconscious," the lawsuit states.
27 Bill Cosby accusers to share stories in NBC special | New York Daily News
Twenty-seven women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault will share one stage Friday night.
The women — who range in age from 46 to 80 — will detail their experiences and respond to skepticism about their claims in a group interview on NBC Dateline Friday.
“I believe it’s healing and it’s cathartic to be able to talk to each other. To look around and be together,” alleged victim Sunni Welles said in the upcoming “The Cosby Accusers Speak” special.
Bill Cosby Owes Every Woman in America an Apology | Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD
Bill Cosby to be questioned by Gloria Allred at deposition for allegedly molesting 15-year-old girl at Playboy Mansion in 1974
Bill Cosby will be on the hot seat again Friday when he gets grilled by the lawyer representing one of the more than 50 women who claim the comedian sexually abused them.
The disgraced comic will be facing off at a deposition in Los Angeles against one of his best-known tormenters — celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred.
This time Cosby will be forced to address accusations that he took Judy Huth, when she was just 15, to the Playboy Mansion in 1974 and molested her there.
Team Cosby tried and failed this week to get Huth’s civil suit tossed, arguing that Huth tried to sell the sordid story to the tabloids a decade ago.
Bill Cosby To Testify About Alleged Assault At Playboy Mansion | NPR
When Can You Read Bill Cosby's 2015 Deposition? It Will Remain Sealed For Months | Bustle
Celebrity lawyer Marty Singer reportedly tried everything he could to get Cosby out of the deposition, but to no avail. He did, however, get one concession: Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan agreed to seal the actor's statement until at least Dec. 22, when a hearing will take place and Cosby's team will then get a chance to argue in favor of continuing the seal — something you can be sure Allred will fight tooth and nail to keep from happening.
Baylor University rescinds honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby | Reuters
Baylor University, the world's largest Baptist university, has decided to rescind the honorary degree it awarded to comedian Bill Cosby in 2003, saying on Friday "acts of interpersonal and sexual violence" run counter to the school's values.
Massachusetts Judge Refuses to Throw Out Defamation Suit Against Bill Cosby Filed by Three Alleged Victims
A Massachusetts judge Friday refused to throw out a libel suit brought against beleaguered entertainer Bill Cosby by three women who say he sexually assaulted them – the same day he was scheduled to be deposed in a Los Angeles civil suit filed by another alleged victim.
Earlier this year Tamara Green, Linda Joy Traitz and Therese Serignese filed suit against Cosby alleging he defamed them in interviews his representatives did with media organizations that "impugned" their reputations and subjected them to "public contempt, ridicule, aversion or disgrace."
U.S. District Judge Mark Mastroianni not only refused to dismiss their case he ruled that Cosby is liable for comments made by his representatives.
"It does not take a speculative leap for the court to conclude Defendant would be personally involved in reviewing these types of allegations against him, crafting or approving the responsive statements, and directing the dissemination," he wrote.
27 Bill Cosby Accusers Speak Out in Emotional 'Dateline' Special | Hollywood Reporter
"It's insane that people actually think that any of us would've come together to bring down some celebrity whose celebrity has already started to fade long before we came forward," said victim Eden Tirl.
'I think Bill Cosby raped me, mom': 29 women who claim they were abused by Cosby come together to tell their harrowing stories - and how no one believed them for years
More than half of Bill Cosby's alleged victims shared horrific details of the abuse they claim to have suffered
Many of the women shared similar allegations of being drugged and then sexually abused by the hit TV sitcom star
Sunni Welles said she was drugged and raped twice by Cosby but even her own mother struggled to believe her
Actress Eden Tirl said Cosby's alleged victims had come forward to use their collective voices 'to say this isn't ok'
Editorial: Let's Admit Bill Cosby's Secrets Were In Plain Sight | NBC News
Another woman accusing Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her now suing comedian for defamation
Renita Hill – a former actress on Cosby's "Picture Pages” – has sued the disgraced comedian for defamation in Pennsylvania.
Ebony Magazine's 'Cosby Show' Cover Sparks Mixed Emotions on Social Media
November issue features a fractured image showing cast of Bill Cosby‘s iconic sitcom
Bill Cosby Loses Three More Honorary Degrees
Three more universities have announced their decision to revoke honorary degrees previously bestowed to Bill Cosby. Tufts University in Massachusetts, Goucher College in Maryland and Lehigh University in Pennsylvania are the latest educational institutions to rescind their awards.
Bill Cosby Suffers Series of Setbacks in Sex Assault Cases | ABC News
In both the court of law and the court of public opinion, the case is growing against Bill Cosby.
A year after allegations of sexual assault resurfaced and snowballed, women who've accused him of sexual assault are giving emotional interviews en masse, judges are ruling against him and colleges are continuing to revoke honorary degrees bestowed upon him when he was one of the country's most admired entertainers.
Cosby, 78, now faces five separate lawsuits, including one filed last week by a woman who says Cosby repeatedly sexually assaulted her beginning when she was 16. Earlier this month, a judge in California refused to throw out a lawsuit filed by a woman who accuses Cosby of molesting her when she was 15. Days later, a federal judge in Massachusetts rejected Cosby's bid to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought by three women who've accused him of sexually abusing them decades ago. He spent a day being deposed in Boston in connection with a lawsuit by attorney Gloria Allred. And more depositions are likely in the weeks ahead.
If that weren't enough, 27 of the women who say Cosby sexually assaulted them were interviewed together on "Dateline NBC." Ebony magazine ran a cover with a photo of "The Cosby Show" cast under broken glass. And at least three more universities rescinded honorary degrees in the past week.
Tufts University in Massachusetts delivered a double blow, withdrawing both an honorary doctorate of arts and an award for excellence in children's media, saying Cosby has "demonstrated a lack of character and integrity." It joined a growing list of schools — including Fordham, Marquette and Brown University — that have sought to erase any affiliation with Cosby.
Tamara Rice Lave, an associate professor at the University of Miami School of Law who was written extensively about sex offenders, said she expects Cosby "is going to be paying a lot of money" in civil judgments. But she said she is concerned that the current climate against Cosby could pressure prosecutors to file criminal charges.
"I think prosecutors might be less careful in reviewing criminal charges because they're so happy to have a case that falls within the statute of limitations and they also know that they're very likely to get a conviction because they have all of this propensity evidence," Lave said.
Bill Cosby Mural Restored After Defacement Outside Ben's Chili Bowl | NBC4 Washington
Franklin and Marshall College revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree | WPMT FOX43
'The Talk's' Aisha Tyler Blasts Bill Cosby: 'This Guy Is a Sociopath' | The Wrap
Eddie Murphy takes aim at Bill Cosby in Mark Twain Prize acceptance speech | LA Times
PBS Latest to Turn Against Bill Cosby, Says They’ll Run Eddie Murphy Impression | Showbiz411
What to Watch for in the Bill Cosby Depositions | Kevin Sali
Steele Attacks Castor over Bill Cosby in New TV Ad | PoliticsPA
Without a doubt, one of the biggest stories in 2015 has been the numerous sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby.
They have left many people wondering why nothing was done. Now, Democratic nominee for Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele is asking the same thing.
In a new TV ad, Steele hammers former DA Bruce Castor for not prosecuting the comedian.
“Bruce Castor, a former DA who refused to prosecute Bill Cosby,” the commercial’s narrator states.
The thirty-second spot also recounts Castor’s quote in a Bloomberg report last year that “in Pennsylvania, we charge people for criminal conduct. We don’t charge people for making a mistake or doing something foolish.”
“Many more victims came forward and Castor admitted he could’ve used their testimony against Cosby,” the narrator continues. “But Castor didn’t even try.”
“Bruce Castor was not looking out for the victims,” the ad concludes.
Cosby Replaces Longtime Lawyer in Two Lawsuits | The New York Times
Bill Cosby has replaced Martin D. Singer, a lawyer who is prominent as a protector of Hollywood celebrities, with a new firm in two civil suits, shaking up his legal team as he continues to face battles in courtrooms across the country.
Mr. Singer, who had been on Mr. Cosby’s legal team for years, has been replaced in both cases by the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, according to a court filing and Monique Pressley, another of Mr. Cosby’s lawyers. The firm specializes in business litigation and arbitration.
Bill Cosby Ditches Marty Singer for New Attorney in Sex Abuse Lawsuits | Variety
2 More Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Drugging and Sexual Assaulting Them
New accuser claims Bill Cosby drugged and raped as Philadelphia-area DA mulls charges for 2004 sex assault allegation
Two More Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Misconduct
Two more women come forward with Bill Cosby allegations
Bill Cosby Under Criminal Investigation In Pennsylvania For Sexual Assault
Former Montgomery County DA who didn't charge Bill Cosby backs out of debate | The Morning Call
Student organization, Lili Bernard ask Johns Hopkins University to repeal Bill Cosby's honorary degree | Baltimore City Paper
Bill Cosby Accuser Tamara Green Is Ready For Her Day in Court: 'It's a True Story And It Needed to Be Told' | People
Bill Cosby could face charges over 2004 sexual assault allegation after newly elected prosecutor vows to 'fight for victims' - but time is running out
New Pennsylvania district attorney Kevin Steele could file sexual assault charges against Bill Cosby
Prosecutor vowed before Tuesday's election that he would look to press charges over a 2004 case involving Andrea Constand
She claims Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at his mansion in Montgomery County
Prosecutor has less than two months to act as statute of limitations runs out in January
Legal experts say other alleged victims could testify against Cosby in court
Bill Cosby May Face First Sex Assault Charges From Newly Elected Prosecutor
Will new prosecutor charge Bill Cosby in Toronto woman's case?
Bill Cosby Becomes First to Have Honorary Cal State Degree Revoked
Activists Protest Garbage Rape Limitation Laws on Bill Cosby's Walk of Fame Star
Bill Cosby protesters demand changes in rape laws
Bill Cosby and Wife Camille Photographed for First Time in More Than a Year
Cowardly Bill Cosby Is Hiding Like A Rat
Bill Cosby Can’t Avoid Deposition, Janice Dickinson’s Lawyer Says
Swarthmore College Rescinds Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree | Philadelphia Magazine
“We find that his admitted personal behaviors are wholly inconsistent with our institutional values,” Swarthmore President Valerie Smith said of Cosby.
Bill Cosby's Wife Camille to Give Deposition in Defamation Case | ET Online
A deposition date of Jan. 6 has been set for Bill Cosby's wife of almost 52 years to answer questions under oath for the first time since more than 50 women have came forward accused the disgraced Cosby Show star of sexual abuse, Associated Press reports. Meanwhile, the comedian himself is set to be deposed on Feb. 22.
A lawyer for seven women suing Cosby revealed the deposition is set to take place in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the suit was filed.
Eddie Muprhy's Mark Twain award show last night...
He brought up Cosby after he accepted his award and went on pretty long about him.
I thought it was in poor taste. But at least people know he is not defending him.
Temple University faculty votes to condemn Cosby, urges his honorary degree be yanked | Associated Press
Temple faculty 'condemns' Cosby, wants university to withdraw his honorary degree | Philadelphia Inquirer
time to bring this mofo to justice
Bill Cosby files defamation suit against women who accused him of assault | The Guardian
Cosby said in the lawsuit that the women made ‘malicious, opportunistic and false and defamatory accusations of sexual misconduct’ against him.
Bill Cosby Files Defamation Suit Against Women Who Accused Him | The New York Times
Demonstrating that he is still prepared to fight, Bill Cosby struck back on Monday against seven of the women who have accused him of sexual assault and defamation by, in turn, suing them for defamation and denying their allegations.
Bill Cosby Sues Sexual Assault Accusers False Defamatory Claims | Radar Online
Bill Cosby is finally hitting back against his accusers. According to Roland Martin of NewsOne Now, the shamed comedian filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts’ federal court, suing sexual assault accusers Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie for “malicious, opportunistic, false and defamatory” claims.
“The honorable legacy and reputation that Mr. Cosby has long cultivated…has been tarnished,” the shocking court documents read. “Relying solely on unsubstantiated accusations, Counterclaim Defendants have engaged in a campaign to assassinate Mr. Cosby’s reputation and character by willfully, maliciously, and falsely accusing Mr. Cosby of multi-decade-old purported sexual misconduct.”
.@BillCosby sues Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, & Angela Leslie for "malicious, opportunistic & false & defamatory accusations
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) December 14, 2015
The lawsuit further alleges that Cosby’s accusers “extracted financial gain” from the public scandal.
In the suit filed in Mass. federal court, @BillCosby says the defendants have "knowingly published false statements & accusations.
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) December 14, 2015
“Despite the recent barrage of unsubstantiated accusations, Mr. Cosby has never been criminally charged nor found liable by any Court for any sexual misconduct,” the court filings –– addressed in a recent statement by Cosby’s attorney Monique Pressley –– declare.
In the suit, @BillCosby labels the sexual assault allegations as false and intended to damage his reputation and "extract financial gains."
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) December 14, 2015
The Cosby Show actor has reached new lows in recent months as claims against him continue to mount.
As Radar previously uncovered, the 78-year-old was even accused of sexually assaulting his own children’s nanny, forcing wife Camille to “compensate” the young caretaker to keep quiet. Cosby has yet to address these claims.
Meanwhile, Boston University has become the latest college to take away Cosby’s honorary degree, announcing their decision on Monday, Dec. 14.
This was written by a criminal defense lawyer:
Bill Cosby's countersuit strategy bizarre | The Toronto Sun
They say the best defence is a good offence. When you’ve been playing the first two periods short-handed, now may be as good a time as any for a change in strategy.
Perhaps that’s the thinking on Bill Cosby’s legal team as the comedian surprised many by filing a countersuit alleging defamation against seven women who had publicly accused him of sexual misconduct. The countersuit seeks unspecific damages, but serves to reignite the spotlight on the embattled superstar.
With seven women named in the action, many people are left scratching their heads wondering about the dozens of others who have come forward with serious complaints. If you’re keeping score at home, you’d need all your fingers and toes, while enlisting the aid of a friend or two, just to keep track of the number of women who have made allegations of sexual abuse against Cosby.
It seems at least passingly curious how a man who admitted in a 2005 deposition to giving young women Benadryl and Quaaludes, can now get his legal briefs in a bunch over “false and defamatory accusations” as his attorney has described the claim.
A defamation suit is about making someone pay for falsely tarnishing an otherwise sterling reputation. With a reputation already in tatters, and disturbing conduct conceded from his own mouth, perhaps it isn’t the best time to for Cosby to take a shift playing offence.
Hey Hey Hey!
It's Time to Pay!
What a scum bag move. Just further proves how scummy he truly is.
Oberlin College Rips Up Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree | ThinkProgress
“Mr. Cosby’s admitted actions are not congruent with Oberlin College’s commitment to supporting survivors of sexualized violence, as reflected in its sexual misconduct policy, and do not epitomize the high standards Oberlin considers in awarding honorary degrees,” college President Marvin Krislov said in a press release, apparently referring to a 2005 deposition unsealed earlier this year in which Cosby admitted to giving women Quaaludes. For that reason, Krislov said, the school’s board voted on December 4 to take back a doctorate of humanities Cosby received five years ago.
Cosby's Legal Woes Now Include Harassed Lawyers | LawFuel
The Bill Cosby defamation/sex assault legal mess just got messier. And now the lawyers are being deposed and allegedly “harassed” in the ongoing litigation.
Bill Cosby lawsuit: Wife shouldn’t be questioned about sexual assault allegations, lawyers claim | AP
Lawyers for Bill Cosby said Friday they will fight an attempt to require his wife to give a sworn deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who accused the comedian of sexually assaulting them decades ago.
Bill Cosby's lawyers fight subpoena against his wife, Camille Cosby | CNN
Bill Cosby's attorneys said information from the couple's private conversations is privileged. "Information that was the subject of confidential communications between Mrs. Cosby and defendant is protected by Massachusetts' spousal disqualification rule," they said.
Desperate Bill Cosby Claims He’s ‘Legally & Functionally Blind’ — Couldn’t Have Raped Victim
Exclusive: Stunning turnabout from disgraced TV dad revealed in court documents.
Larry Wilmore declares war on Bill Cosby | Salon
The War on Bill Cosby or “That’s right motherfucker, I haven’t forgotten about you.”
Oh no he didn't!!!
Well everyone knows if you are blind, 'yo dick don't work!
That's right Bill, you get on with your bad self. You are just continuing to prove what a slime ball you are.
Bill Cosby Is Charged With Aggravated Indecent Assault In Philadelphia-Area Case | NPR
Narrowly beating a statute of limitations deadline to file charges, prosecutors in Pennsylvania announced a felony sexual assault charge against comedian Bill Cosby Wednesday. A former Temple University employee says Cosby drugged and assaulted her in January of 2004.
Montgomery County prosecutors have charged Bill Cosby with aggravated indecent assault – a first-degree felony.
"These charges stem from a sexual assault" that occurred at Cosby's house outside of Philadelphia, prosecutor Kevin Steele said.
Steele said Cosby is expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon; he also urged any other victims to contact his office.
Pennsylvania has a 12-year statute of limitations on felony sex crimes, meaning prosecutors had until January to bring charges against Cosby, 78.
After the Temple employee, Andrea Constand, accused Cosby of the crime in Montgomery County, a prosecutor decided in 2005 that charges weren't warranted in the case. But that prosecutor lost his reelection bid last month to Steele, who made pursuing charges against Cosby an issue in his campaign.
Bill Cosby charged with aggravated indecent assault | CNN
Bill Cosby Accusers React to Criminal Charges | TMZ
Bill Cosby was charged Wednesday with aggravated indecent assault for an incident that happened in 2004 with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee.
Following the news, TMZ spoke with several of the women who accused Cosby of similar crimes.
Andrea Constand (via her attorney)
On behalf of our client, Andrea Constand we wish to express our appreciation to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, the County Detectives and the Cheltenham Police Department for the consideration and courtesy they have shown Andrea during this difficult time.
We have the utmost confidence in Mr. Steele, Ms. Feden and their team, who have impressed us with their professionalism. In that this matter is now being pursued in the criminal justice system, we will not comment further.
"I believe that now people are now seeing him for what he really is."
"If I could tell his wife something, I would tell her, 'Shame on you for being an accessory to his criminal act.' She should be charged also as an accomplice."
"I nearly lost faith this day might never happen. I am looking forward to seeing my rapist in an episode of 'Orange Is the New Black' and myself in a cameo visiting the bastard -- driving to the prison, jamming to some upbeat tunes, deciding what it is that I will say. Prisoners have little time to visit you know?"
"I know (it's a woman's prison), I don't give damn. Any prison is good enough as long as I see him behind bars. Please don't let him die without being convicted because it will save his reputation."
"Very, very, very happy that finally someone brought this down. I am pleased he will finally have consequences for his behavior. God bless Andrea."
"I'm very emotional about it. It feels like it's come full circle. I feel joy and hope it continues to keep the conversation about rape and assault and stats about how long it takes women to come forward."
"I hope this just isn’t about Cosby. I hope more women come forward when they are raped. The truth always comes out. Not in a mean spirited way ... just the truth always comes out."
Prosecutors Have Had Enough Information To Charge Him For More Than A Decade | ThinkProgress
After years of allegations, Bill Cosby was finally charged with sexually assault in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. But newly released documents suggest that, at least in this case, the delay was unnecessary. The essential information that underlies the charges against Cosby has been known to prosecutors for more than a decade.
Four accounts of encounter that led Bill Cosby to be charged with aggravated indecent assault
The Associated Press
Bill Cosby is accused of sexually assaulting then-Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in early 2004. He has said the encounter was consensual.
Here are summaries, from the criminal complaint and a deposition, of what Constand told police happened that night; what her mother says Cosby told her happened; what Cosby told police occurred; and what Cosby said when questioned in a civil lawsuit.
Justice comes for Cosby: Already guilty in the court of public opinion, America’s Predatory Step Uncle now gets his day in court
Legal Action Against Bill Cosby Is Still Important, Even With His Career in Shambles
How dare that predatory fuck denigrate those two particular words.
Bill Cosby's wife Camille must answer questions about hubby's 'proclivities' in deposition, judge rules
Camille Cosby got some bad legal news of her own Thursday. A federal judge in Massachusetts denied her attempt to avoid a deposition scheduled for Jan. 6 in a case brought by seven women against her famous husband.
The judge also refused to postpone or limit the scope of Camille's testimony, according to the 12-page opinion obtained by the Daily News.
"I find no merit in Mrs. Cosby's arguments and accordingly deny her motion in its entirety," U.S. Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy said in the ruling.
The decision came a day after Bill Cosby was charged with felony aggravated indecent assault in Pennsylvania and Camille filed new paperwork arguing she had a spouse's right to privacy and shouldn't be forced to answer questions about her husband's sexual "proclivities."
"Mrs. Cosby's dual role as defendant's wife and business manager render it at least plausible that Mrs. Cosby is in possession of information that 'is relevant,'" Judge Hennessy said.
"The marital disqualification law does not apply here, there is nothing precluding her deposition as a tool to discover information gleaned from conversations between Mrs. Cosby and the defendant," the judge said.
The spousal protection Camille was seeking applied to testimony used in trial, not the discovery process, the judge said.
The decision means opposing lawyers can question Camille about her knowledge of her husband's sexual liaisons and any drugs he may have used or possessed.
In her filing on Wednesday, Camille argued she had nothing to offer.
she is not going to throw him under the bus plain and simple
Not an ounce of brains in this woman's head. Although since she was a part of it, I would imagine she is saving her own butt.
BUT!!!! Come on Camiile, you don't need Bill any more! Spill the beans. Say goodbye as they tote him off to the puddin' pop palace and you can ride off into the sunset with a sweet deal from authorities, write a book and then comes the movie = profit and how!
Or you can donate it all to charity.
Or create a new show "Bill Says the Darndest Things" <--- see what I did thar?
And I am not saying to cash in on the victim's ruined lives, but we all know a movie is bound to come up somewhere down the line.
After all, he ruined your life.
OR you ruined your own life? Who knows?
If he pays his victims she'll lose that money.
The more I read on this unfolding case, the more strongly I feel this woman is also culpable on some level. If so, her wholesale betrayal of multiple young women to retain control of her golden goose disgusts me beyond measure.
Camille Cosby’s denial: How long can she continue to stand by her man?
By Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon
For decades, Camille Cosby has stalwartly stood by her man, no matter how loud the whispers about his extracurricular activities have been. Even over the past year, as a deluge of women came forward to say that her husband sexually assaulted them, she’s been in his corner. Now this week, as she prepares to give a deposition in the defamation lawsuit that seven women have filed against him, she’s likely rehearsing with her attorneys a series of statements that will support Bill Cosby’s contention that he is a good man who has been wronged by a slew of duplicitous females. But my God, you’ve got to wonder what she really believes about who her husband of more than fifty years is.
Over the past few days, gossip over how Cosby’s wife has been handling it all have been intense. A “close family source” told the Post’s Page Six that she says, “My husband doesn’t deserve jail, but he does deserve every bit of the hell he’s going through now even though he is still pretending that this hell doesn’t exist…. She has been thoroughly humiliated and believe me, her anger isn’t directed at the women. Bill has humiliated her, and the affairs he’s had have gotten out of hand and this [criminal charge] is him reaping what he’s sown.”
Yet whatever her private feelings may be, her public persona has always been entirely on her husband’s side. During a joint interview with her husband in November of 2014 — just as the accusations were beginning to gain steam — she brushed off the reporter who asked about the rumors with a terse, “No, no, we don’t answer that.” A few weeks later she issued a statement calling her spouse “a kind man, a generous man, a wonderful husband, father and friend,” and pointedly referencing the debunked Rolling Stone UVA rape story by noting, “An accusation is published and immediately goes viral…. None of us ever wants to be in a position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked — who is the victim?” Since then she has been largely silent.
Camille Cosby also happens to be a producer and business manager. Whatever she says this week, she remains a baffling cipher. She has invested both her entire personal and her professional adult life in one man. And she has been steadfast in her loyalty to him. She has been loyal when he had to admit he’d spent twenty years trying to conceal an extramarital affair. She was loyal throughout Andrea Constand’s 2005 lawsuit, a suit in which thirteen women testified they too had endured similar experiences to hers. But it’s one thing to turn a discreet blind eye to your famous spouse’s reported dalliances. There are plenty of high profile examples of wives of notorious womanizers who don’t seem to mind the price of the lifestyle they enjoy. It’s another to take seriously the accusations that the man you’ve spent your life with, the father of your children, is a serial rapist. Has Camille Cosby entertained that thought yet? Does she still believe he’s the “victim” here? Or is it possible that at least some part of her believes the legion of women who say they trusted her husband and he sexually assaulted them, who say they are traumatized by his actions — and that she’s decided she’s on his side anyway? And when you look at the man, you have to look at the woman next to him and wonder, what did you choose, Camille Cosby? And how do you live with it?
Bill Cosby will NOT face criminal charges over two separate allegations of sexual assault while court rules Janice Dickinson cannot depose actor in defamation suit
Bill Cosby will not face criminal charges in two separate alleged sexual assault incidents that occurred in Los Angeles
The first incident alleged occurred in 1965 when the victim was 17-years-old and the statute of limitations had run out in that case
The second alleged sexual assault involved Chloe Goins
Goins alleged she met Cosby at the Playboy Mansion, he gave her a drink and she awoke to find him biting her toes with his pants around his ankles
The District Attorney said there was not enough evidence to charge Cosby for this alleged assault
Also Wednesday, it was ruled that Janice Dickinson could not depose Cosby in her defamation suit against the actor
but not surprised.
Congressmen push to strip Bill Cosby of presidential medal of freedom
Congressman Paul Gosar drafted bill to give Obama unprecedented power to revoke highest US civilian honour from Cosby in wake of sexual assault charges
Secret Tapes That Will Put Bill Cosby Behind Bars! | National Enquirer
Prosecutors set to reveal damning evidence that could have Cosby dying in jail!
“I won’t die behind bars!”
Those were the defiant words of 78-year-old monster Bill Cosby after he was finally charged for a 2004 sex and drug assault in Pennsylvania, a source told The National ENQUIRER.
But in a bombshell world exclusive, The ENQUIRER has learned that America’s once-quintessential TV dad will most certainly draw his last breath in the slammer!
According to law enforcement sources, secretly recorded audiotapes made by his accuser — Andrea Constand — will be the “smoking gun” evidence that prosecutors will use to put Cosby behind bars for at least 10 years!
“Bill Cosby will be nailed by his own words on those tapes!” a police snitch told The ENQUIRER.
“After Andrea went to cops in Canada alerting them to her attack, Cosby initiated telephone conversations with her. What he didn’t know was that he was being recorded, and the tapes support Andrea’s allegations that he drugged and raped her!”
Bill Cosby's Wife Is Fighting Deposition In Defamation Lawsuit | Associated Press
Lawyers for Bill Cosby's wife are challenging a judge's decision allowing her to be questioned under oath in a Massachusetts defamation lawsuit filed by seven women who allege Cosby sexually abused them decades ago.
Last month, Magistrate Judge David Hennessy refused to quash a subpoena from lawyers who want to depose Camille Cosby. Hennessy found that a marital disqualification rule in Massachusetts doesn't apply to deposition testimony.
In an appeal filed Thursday, Camille Cosby's lawyers argued that the rule prohibits a spouse from testifying about private marital conversations in any court proceeding, including depositions.
EXCLUSIVE: Forced to testify? Bill Cosby's wife Camille is dragged into new legal battle as disgraced comedian's insurance company AIG lists her as key witness in its lawsuit against him
Powerhouse AIG Property Casualty plans to call and depose Camille Cosby, 71, under oath in case about Bill's infidelities and drug use
The insurance company is suing Cosby asking that it not be liable for any payout in his sexual misconduct legal battle with model Janice Dickinson
AIG says the comedian's insurance policy excludes claims arising out of sexual misconduct
Cosby's team had asked that AIG's suit be thrown out and the insurance company be ordered to pay any judgement won by Dickinson
A judge ruled the exclusion clause is ambiguous and AIG is still fighting
In another lawsuit against the disgraced comedian, Camille fought to avoid deposition but a judge ruled be deposed February 22
Email may derail case against Bill Cosby | CNN
A former district attorney in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, claims he agreed more than a decade ago that his office wouldn't use a civil deposition given by Bill Cosby in any criminal matters, an email obtained by CNN shows -- a revelation that could call into question the viability of the criminal case against the comedian.
The 2015 email -- sent by former District Attorney Bruce Castor to successor Risa Vetri Ferman -- details an apparent verbal agreement the prosecutor had a decade earlier with Cosby's attorneys for Cosby to testify in a civil sexual assault case brought against him in 2005. In the email, Castor writes that his intent in making the deal was to create an atmosphere in which Cosby accuser Andrea Constand would have the best chance of prevailing in her civil suit against the 78-year-old comedian by removing the prospect of Cosby invoking his 5th Amendment right.
The email was sent three months before criminal charges were filed against Cosby in Montgomery County in December, and could call into question the viability of the case, CNN has learned.
In it, Castor writes to Ferman: "I can see no possibility that Cosby's deposition could be used in a state criminal case, because I would have to testify as to what happened, and the deposition would be subject to suppression.
I cannot believe any state court judge would allow that deposition into evidence. .... Knowing this, unless you can make out a case without that deposition and without anything the deposition led you to, I think Cosby would have an action against the County and maybe even against you personally."
The deposition is a key piece of evidence, cited by prosecutors as the impetus for reopening the case.
At the center of the case are allegations made by Constand, a former Temple University basketball employee, who says Cosby sexually assaulted her in his home in 2004.
Dolores Troiani, an attorney for Constand in 2005, told CNN's Jean Casarez on Friday that she never knew about any such agreement between Cosby's attorneys and prosecutors.
Castor, when asked by CNN about the email, declined to comment.
The current district attorney, Kevin Steele, who was elected in November after serving as Ferman's longtime top deputy, told CNN on Friday: "There is a specific legal method to grant immunity. That was not done in 2005."
Steele also noted that in Castor's 2005 press release declaring there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Cosby that Castor himself said he would "reconsider this decision should the need arise."
Cosby faces three felony charges of sexual assault in Montgomery County, in connection with Constand's allegations.
Cosby sexual assault case in jeopardy after email surfaces showing prosecutor DID promise not to use crucial deposition in ANY criminal charges against the actor
Bill Cosby was charged December 30 with drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand inside his home near Philadelphia in 2004
It's the first criminal case brought against him after his sex scandal
Constand sued Cosby over the assault in 2005, which was settled
Then-District Attorney Bruce Castor made an agreement that, if Cosby testified, the deposition would never be used against him in a criminal case
The deposition is now being used against Cosby
In an email obtained by CNN, Castor explained to his successor last year how and why the agreement was formed
Cosby's lawyer says the criminal charges are illegal because of the deal
A judge will decide February 2 whether to dismiss the charges
Ex-prosecutor expected to be key defence witness at Bill Cosby hearing | Associated Press
An ex-prosecutor is expected to testify that he promised Bill Cosby would never be charged over a Pennsylvania sex-assault complaint, but a judge must decide if that constitutes an immunity deal.
Then-District Attorney Bruce Castor will be a key defence witness at a Feb. 2 hearing to determine if the case is thrown out.
The defence argues that prosecutors who arrested Cosby last month unfairly used his deposition testimony from the accuser's 2005 lawsuit against him. Castor supports their position.
But new District Attorney Kevin Steele says there's no evidence of a signed immunity agreement. And accuser Andrea Constand's lawyer says she doesn't know of one.
It's the Playboy Mansion..... money rules. If I was raped (I'm a guy) and drugged by a female celebrity, at the mansion, I'd avoid the place in the future.
Bill Cosby Accuser Renita Hill Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed
Bill Cosby accuser Renita Hill had her defamation lawsuit against the comedian thrown out on Thursday after a federal judge in Pennsylvania determined it was under the protection of the First Amendment when his camp implied she was a “liar” and “extortionist.”
Bill Cosby's Legal Win Points to Rupture in Judicial Reading of Defamation Law
Two judges. Two entirely different conclusions about the same exact statement.
Bill Cosby Loses Again In Sexual Assault Criminal Case
In the latest setback for disgraced sitcom star Bill Cosby, a judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed the latest attempt by the comic’s legal team to have sexual assault charges dismissed.
Cosby’s legal team was trying to get around a recent ruling by Judge Steven O’Neill — who previously declared that, despite Cosby’s claims, a deal that the celeb once made with a former Pennsylvania DA couldn’t get him off the hook for sexual assault charges.
Andrea Constand — then an employee of Pennsylvania’s Temple University — went to the police in 2004 to claim that Philadelphia native Cosby had just drugged and assaulted her at his Pennsylvania home.
Bill Cosby Sues Rape Accuser at Center of Criminal Charge
Fighting a sexual assault charge, Bill Cosby is now suing former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, the woman whose rape allegations have fueled a criminal proceeding.
Cosby has filed his complaint under the cloak of seal. A Pennsylvania judge ordered that he re-file a redacted copy by Tuesday, but thus far, Cosby has filed to do so. The new lawsuit targets Constand and the parent company of National Enquirer.
Bill Cosby Shot Down In Attempt To Postpone Second Deposition Conducted By Gloria Allred | Radar Online
Bill Cosby‘s attorneys rushed into court last week in Santa Monica — for an emergency hearing — in an attempt to postpone his second deposition, citing pending criminal prosecution on sexual battery charges in Pennsylvania.
Unfortunately for the disgraced comedian, he was denied, allowing Gloria Allred to grill him once the criminal preliminary hearing is finished. Allred is representing Judith Huth, who claims Cosby sexually abused her in a 1974 incident at the Playboy Mansion, when she was just 15.
Cosby was previously deposed in the case at an undisclosed location in Boston last year.
“The Court, having been informed of the preliminary hearing pending against the defendant in Montgomery, County, Pennsylvania, continued the previously ordered second deposition of the defendant after the current preliminary hearing date (currently set for March 8, 2016) and on or before April 8, 2016,” court documents, obtained exclusively by Radar, read. “The parties are to meet and confer regarding for the defendant’s second deposition session during that period.”
The motion also reveals that Cosby’s second deposition has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24.
EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby 'rape victim' Andrea Constand requests that court void her 2005 confidentiality agreement because disgraced comedian is using it to silence witnesses
Andrea Constand, 42, wants 2005 confidentiality agreement with Bill Cosby to be thrown out and voided by judge
The agreement is also preventing her from speaking out
This comes after comedian tried to get a judge to order Constand not to hand over police reports to a former Montgomery County District Attorney
Bruce Castor is the DA who made the decision not to press charges against Cosby in 2005
Constand filed a federal lawsuit against Castor for defamation over what she calls an attempt to smear her name in the press
Constand claims Cosby drugged, then sexually assaulted her at his home in January 2004
For more of the latest on Bill Cosby visit www.dailymail.co.uk/cosby
Judge defends ruling that denied Cosby quick criminal appeal | Associated Press
Judge: Cosby has no grounds to appeal | Philadelphia Inquirer
Why is Camille Cosby not protected by spousal privilege? | Christian Science Monitor
Camille Cosby Forced to Testify in Defamation Suit Against Her Husband | AllMediaNY
Camille Cosby ordered back next month for 2nd day of deposition | HueWire
further proving that Bill has pudding pops between his ears for a brain
Bill Cosby Drops Beverly Johnson Defamation Lawsuit -- for Now
Bill Cosby is setting aside his lawsuit against Beverly Johnson, at least for the time being.
The scandal-plagued comedian’s team has filed legal papers to dismiss his defamation suit against the model. However, they are asking the court to dismiss the case without prejudice, meaning that they can pick up the case again at a later date.
Lawyers for Cosby contend that the comedian is too busy for the time being with other legal issues — specifically, the criminal case against him in Pennsylvania.
“The case has been voluntarily dismissed at this time due to the pendency of the criminal proceedings in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, which impede Mr. Cosby’s ability to fully participate in litigating the civil case against Ms. Johnson,” a spokesman for Cosby’s lawyer Monique Pressley told TheWrap in a statement. “We fully expect to re-file the complaint against her prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations.”
Haverford College rescinds Cosby's degree | Philadelphia Inquirer
"Although his creative contributions at the crossroads of education, civil rights, and entertainment remain," the college's honorary degree committee wrote, "Dr. Cosby's admission that he acquired drugs for the purpose of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex undermines the educational and humanitarian principles for which the Haverford community honored him fourteen years ago. The College is deeply troubled by the nature of the conduct to which Dr. Cosby has admitted, which we view as gravely inconsistent with Haverford's institutional values."
Bill Cosby loses appeal as court rules criminal prosecution can proceed | The Guardian
Bill Cosby Loses Round in Defamation Case | The Wall Street Journal
"The founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture said on Thursday that while items relating to Bill Cosby would be included in a forthcoming exhibition about pioneers in comedy and television, references to the sexual assault accusations against COsby"
The founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture said on Thursday that while items relating to Bill Cosby would be included in a forthcoming exhibition about pioneers in comedy and television, references to the sexual assault accusations against Cosby would be incorporated.
“Like all of history, our interpretation of Bill Cosby is a work in progress, something that will continue to evolve as new evidence and insights come to the fore,” Lonnie Bunch said in a statement.
“Visitors will leave the exhibition knowing more about Mr Cosby’s impact on American entertainment, while recognizing that his legacy has been severely damaged by the recent accusations.”
Hugh Hefner added to lawsuit against Bill Cosby | New York Daily News
The dancer who claimed Bill Cosby doped and groped her inside the Playboy Mansion in 2008 is back with a new lawsuit — and this time she’s going after Hugh Hefner, too.
Chloe Goins first went to police with her claim in early 2015 and later filed a federal lawsuit against Cosby that she quietly dismissed in February.
Her new suit, filed late Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges the same creepy encounter with the disgraced comedian and claims Hefner was part of a “conspiracy” that made it possible.
Cosby, Catholic Church rape cases prompt states to rethink statutes of limitations | PBS NewsHour
Legislators in states such as California, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania are currently considering bills that would extend statutes of limitations for rape and sexual assault or eliminate them entirely.
When will this ever end. Hope there will be closure about this. But I have a feeling things are just going to get more convoluted and depressing as this goes on.
Bill Cosby ADMITS to sexual encounters with teens and says agency sent him young models on a weekly basis in deposition released the day before he learns if sex assault case will go to trial
Bill Cosby discussed sexual encounters he had with two teenagers in depositions given in 2005 and 2006
He admitted to having sex with Therese Serignese, 19, in Las Vegas in 1976 and giving her quaaludes before they had intercourse
Cosby also discussed how a teenage model masturbated him with lotion
Said an agency would send 'five to six' models weekly around 2000
Cosby to learn tomorrow if his sex assault case will go to trial
Andrea Constand alleges he drugged and raped her at his home in 2004
Bill Cosby Faces Prosecutors In Criminal Case Over 2004 Rape Claims | Deadline
Bill Cosby 2004 Alleged Rape Victim Was “Paralyzed” By Drugs Actor Gave Her, Detective Tells Court
Bill Cosby’s lawyers went on the offense fast at today’s preliminary hearing on criminal charges that could see the 78-year old actor in jail for 10-years for an alleged 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand. “At no point in time,” Cosby attorney Brian McMonagle asked the Montgomery County Detective Bureau’s Katharine Clark on Monday, “did she ever tell Mr. Cosby ‘no?’” The implication is that the occurrence between Constand and the actor was consensual.
Clark told Judge Elizabeth A. McHugh’s Norristown, PA courtroom that Constand did not say ever say “no” because she said she was “paralyzed” by drugs Cosby had given her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion on the day in question in January 2004.
Det. Clark then read out the original statement that the then Temple University employee had provided 12-years ago where Constand describes Cosby giving her pills and wine, and then she felt a sense of wooziness. Constand claims that Cosby then sexually assaulted her and she was unable to tell him to stop.
“I remember Mr. Cosby positioned himself behind me,” Constand told investigators in her statement. “I was unable to move my body. I was pretty much frozen… I was unable to speak. I was, like, paralyzed.”
It is unclear if Constand herself will testify in the preliminary hearing that could be the next step to a trial for Cosby.
The article above has been updated to include today's ruling.
Bill Cosby To Face Trial Over 2004 Alleged Rape, Judge Rules
Bill Cosby will face a trial on criminal charges of allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, Judge, Elizabeth McHugh has just ruled. Cosby has waived a formal arraignment so the process moves straight to a trial on three felony second-degree aggravated indecent assault charges – or a plea bargain.
Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in sex assault case | Associated Press
Cosby is due back for arraignment on July 20.
Bill Cosby Caught Fleeing The Country — World Exclusive! | National Enquirer
Arrogant serial rapist Bill Cosby is so intent on cheating justice that he’s stashed millions overseas. Now he's plotted his escape from America! In a blockbuster world exclusive, the new issue of The National ENQUIRER — on newsstands now — reveals why the disgraced funnyman should be locked up before he can get away!
Take with a grain of salt 'cause it's the Enquirer, but the authorities must know he is a HUGE flight risk. But are they watching him closely enough?
Bill Cosby Appeal Will Not Be Heard By Pennsylvania Supreme Court
The latest attempt by Bill Cosby's legal team to have charges thrown out against him has failed. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will not hear his pretrial appeal, according to a decision issued by the court's Middle District.
Cosby's lawyers had hoped that because his accuser, Andrea Constand, was not in court to personally deliver her testimony during a May 24 preliminary hearing, charges could be thrown out.
The one-sentence decision read simply "And now, this 20th day of June, 2016, the Petition for Review is denied."
The next hearing date in the ongoing case has been set for July 7 at 1 p.m. in Norristown, according to court documents.
Cosby will be tried for felony indecent assault and related charges connected to the 2005 allegations made by Temple University employee, Constand. According to NBC 10, Cosby and his defense team want the opportunity to cross-examine Constand during that hearing.
The former comedian has already waived his appearance at his formal arraignment, which had been set for July 20.
At the May 24 hearing, police read Constand's testimony, which detailed her allegations of Cosby's abuse.
A formal trial date still has not been set, according to Montgomery County Court News, although a pretrial conference will take place on September 6.
Ex-supermodel's lawsuit against Cosby on hold pending outcome of appeals
A judge Thursday kept former supermodel Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby on hold pending the outcome of appeals on both sides.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Debre Katz Weintraub also scheduled another status conference for Nov. 28, but invited the lawyers to come in before that date if the appellate process moves quicker than expected.
One of the accusers has just dropped her case? wtf?
"[Bill Cosby’s accuser’s now number 58. Here’s who they are.]
The withdrawal of Ruehli’s suit lessens slightly the legal pressure on the 78-year-old comedian, but he still faces half a dozen civil lawsuits filed by other accusers, as well as a criminal case in Pennsylvania, where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University women’s basketball official, Andrea Constand."
""I do not want Cosby's money, as I have wealth of my own," Ruehli told the Post. "And, at age 73, it's a little too late for celebrity."
There's a related post here:
Sorry, her reasoning blows.
She could have donated the money to MANY great causes if she doesn't need it. Like perhaps helping out victims of rape, or sex slavery.
73 is the new 50 anyways.
The media is now reporting that Cosby is completely blind and confined to his home!
He wasn't blind way back when the ALLEGED crimes were committed.... and even if he was blind, he wouldn't be not guilty now.
Funny when he is seen going to court now, he suddenly needs assistance in walking and tries to appear all feeble to pull on people's heart strings.
I just hope that people keep in mind that while he is busy pulling on people's heart strings, don't forget what he was busy pulling years ago!
Hmmmm... sounds familiar...
just like Baca claiming he now has dementia.
Shame shame! tisk tisk!
Seems like someone needs to put a tail on Cosby's ass and see if they can catch him in a lie?
You know, like the next time he plays golf.
^ Here's the article that seems to be the one that started talking about this:
Bill Cosby is ‘completely blind’ and homebound
By Emily Smith, Page Six, July 19, 2016
Bill Cosby is now “completely blind,” said a well-placed source, who added that the embattled comic is “in his own personal hell.”
The disgraced comedian once known as “America’s Dad” is now confined to his Pennsylvania home with only his incomprehensibly loyal wife, Camille, at his side.
The source close to Cosby told us, “His alleged victims may take some solace in the fact that he’s in his own personal hell. He has been suffering from a degenerative eye disease and is completely blind . . . All his Hollywood friends have turned their backs on him.
“He is confined to his house in Pennsylvania, and the only person on his side is his wife, Camille, who is masterminding his defense. His only friends are the small army of lawyers on his payroll.”
Oh poor baby .jpg
Bill Cosby again appeals order to trial on sex charges
Bill Cosby's lawyers are trying once again to dismiss, or at least delay, his pending trial on sexual-assault charges in Pennsylvania, citing his constitutional right to confront his accuser.
Cosby filed a notice of appeal Wednesday in Montgomery County outside Philadelphia, asking the state Superior Court to overturn a ruling denying his writ of habeas corpus and ordering him to trial on three felony charges of aggravated indecent sexual assault.
Bill Cosby Drops Lawsuit Against Rape Accuser
On Thursday, Cosby voluntarily dismissed his lawsuit against former Temple University employee Andrea Constand and her attorneys. The entertainer sued them for allegedly breaching the confidentiality provision of a 2006 settlement agreement. On July 18, a judge partially rejected a motion to dismiss.
According to a statement put out by Cosby's attorney Angela Argusa, "With a court validation of his ability to proceed forward in that action to protect his own rights, Mr. Cosby has today stepped away from that suit and will instead focus his efforts on defending himself against the claims that have been lodged against him."
As a result of the move, the parent company of National Enquirer also escapes claims of breaching contract over articles published about Constand's allegations and Cosby's deposition.
The criminal case against Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting Constand back in 2004 continues.
jessica testa @jtes 2 minutes ago
Prosecutors in Cosby case want to present 13 alleged prior incidents in the trial. (They had 50 to choose from.)
Steven Zeitchik @ZeitchikLAT 1 minute ago
The prosecution has filed a motion for 13 alleged #BillCosby victims to testify in the Andrea Constand trial.
Steven Zeitchik @ZeitchikLAT 1 minute ago
None of the 13 have been named yet. Future hearing will decide how many -- if any -- can testify.
Laura McCrystal @LMcCrystal 59 seconds ago
Today the judge did hear arguments about use of recorded phone call in Bill Cosby's trial.
After a break, we'll hear the call.
jessica testa @jtes 58 minutes ago
Bill Cosby's trial date has been set for June 5, 2017.
jessica testa @jtes 57 minutes ago
The court wanted the trial to be in the February-April range, but Cosby's attorney is "extraordinarily over-scheduled," the judge said.
Steven Zeitchik @ZeitchikLAT 49 minutes ago
Trial date of June 5 set for Cosby, though judge said it could well begin earlier .
Steven Zeitchik @ZeitchikLAT 28 minutes ago
Cosby prosecutor tells reporters all 13 women are willing to testify; does not say whether remaining 47 were not chosen or not willing.
Laura McCrystal @LMcCrystal 32 minutes ago
Cosby exits court. His lawyer: "The time has come to shine a spotlight on the trampling of Mr. Cosby's civil rights."
"The time has come to shine a spotlight on the trampling of Mr. Cosby's civil rights."
pfft! the nerve!
Cosby admitted he drugged a woman.
Civil rights my ass
As embattled comedy legend Bill Cosby enters the legal fight of his life, his attorneys have begun to invoke the concept of "racial bias" playing a role in the case being made against him.
The 79-year-old actor is scheduled to go on trial next summer for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, then an employee of his alma mater Temple University, in his home in 2004. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing in the case — which he had previously settled in 2006 — and has maintained that their encounter was consensual.
Prosecutors Seek To Use Decades Of Bill Cosby's Lewd Comments Against Him
Bill Cosby's defense team seeks to stop the prosecution from using his past public comments, suggesting sexual assault, in the coming trial.
Cosby on seducing women: 'They need chemicals'
As a 13-year-old boy, Bill Cosby secretly sprinkled what he thought was an aphrodisiac on girls' cookies. He wrote about it in a memoir and later joked about it on The Larry King Show. And he testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes to give to seduce young women.
"They're never in the mood for us. ... They need chemicals," Cosby told his friends, he wrote in Childhood, his 1991 book.
Now, prosecutors want those references to drugging females shared with jurors at the entertainer's sex-assault trial in June.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele cited the examples Thursday as he asked a judge to allow them as evidence at the trial. Steele's filing comes two days after Cosby's lawyers sought to exclude Cosby's decade-old testimony about Quaaludes and other women.
A chapter of his book, called "Or Maybe It's a Spanish Flea," recounts the tale of attempting to secretly sprinkle a chemical on cookies to give to girls at a party when they were 13. The drug: "Spanish Fly, an aphrodisiac so potent that it could have made Lena Horne surrender to Fat Albert," Cosby wrote.
"My style perhaps could have been smoother, but this, after all, was the first aphrodisiac I had ever pushed," he recalled.
Cosby suggested the drug was perhaps his only chance with the girls.
"I understood sex, but I was still too short and thin to expect that any girl, no matter how much she liked my smile, would ever surrender to me anything more than her rotating shoulder blades," he wrote.
Prosecutors said the book, alongside the 2005 deposition testimony about Quaaludes, proves Cosby's knowledge of date-rape drugs.
"These excerpts also suggest that he had a willingness and motive to push 'chemicals' to obtain sex from the otherwise unwilling victim," Steele wrote.
Prosecutors also cited Cosby's reference to Spanish Fly in a 1991 interview with Larry King, when he called it something that every boy "from age 11 on up to death ... will still be searching for," according to a transcript of the interview.
"It don't make a difference, and the girl would drink it and ... ?" Cosby said to King.
"And she's yours," King responded.
"Hello, America!" Cosby replied.
Continued at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Bill-Cosby--date-rape-Montgomery-County-trial.html
Jesus so he had the same pathology when he was a kid. He became rich so he could get away with it.
Bill Cosby's Insurance Company Will Foot the Bill in Sexual Assault Cases | TMZ
Bill Cosby just protected his pocketbook in a big way, after his insurance company agreed to foot the bill in 3 of his sexual assault cases.
Cosby's insurance company, AIG, had initially said it would not pay his costs or any civil judgment, on grounds the policy excluded "sexual molestation, misconduct or harassment."
A judge ruled AIG did indeed have a duty to defend Cosby, which apparently triggered the settlement. The insurance company has agreed to cover his costs in civil cases filed by 3 women -- Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz.
AIG agreed to reimburse Cosby $675,000 for attorneys fees and costs he's already incurred, and it appears they will cover future costs as well.
As for AIG's obligation to pay any judgment the women may eventually get against Cosby, it appears that issue will have to wait until a jury actually rules against the comedian.
Supreme Court shoots down latest Cosby appeal
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to take up Bill Cosby’s appeal challenging a judge’s decision earlier this year to spare his accuser from testifying until his sexual assault trial in June.
Continued at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/Supreme-Court-shoots-down-latest-Cosby-appeal.html
Jury selection for Bill Cosby's trial to begin May 22
Jury selection for Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial will begin May 22 in Pittsburgh, a Montgomery County judge ruled Tuesday.
The entertainer's trial is still scheduled to begin June 5 in Norristown. Jurors selected from Allegheny County will be transported to Montgomery County and sequestered during the trial.
Judge Steven T. O'Neill has said he plans to screen about 125 jurors per day. The judge denied a request from prosecutors to send questionnaires to as many as 2,000 potential jurors before they report to court.
O'Neill said lawyers on both sides can submit questions to ask potential jurors. Six alternates will be selected to sit through the trial in addition to 12 jurors.
Cosby, 79, is charged with aggravated indecent assault. Prosecutors say he drugged and molested former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home in Cheltenham in 2004.
Continued at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/p...Bill-Cosbys-trial-Pittsburgh-sex-assault.html
Cosby accuser calm and focused as trial nears, friends say | The Associated Press
When Andrea Constand takes the stand in the coming days to break her decade-long silence about Bill Cosby, jurors will hear from a free spirit who devotes her life to family, her French poodle, and her work treating cancer patients and others as a massage therapist.
Constand will be the star witness when the comedian dubbed America’s Dad goes on trial Monday in suburban Philadelphia on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted her. Cosby, 79, could get 10 years in prison if convicted.
Continued at https://apnews.com/197a2fa6073e4794903d1acf121a77a6
Bill Cosby's Rape Trial Is About To Start And This Is Everything You Need To Know | BuzzFeed
Cosby Case: Pretrial Rulings Decided What Jury Will and Won't Hear | NBC News
Bill Cosby Sex Assault Trial: Prosecutor Says Comic Exploited 'Power,' 'Fame'
By Tracy Connor, NBC News
Bill Cosby's trial opened Monday with a prosecutor portraying the comedian as a man who used fame and drugs to sexually assault women and his lawyer branding accuser Andrea Constand a liar.
"Trust. Betrayal. And an inability to consent. That's what this case is about, ladies and gentlemen," Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden told the Pennsylvania jury of seven men and five women, her voice dripping with contempt at times.
"This is a case about a man — this man — who used his power and his fame and his previously practiced method of placing a young trusting woman in an incapacitated state so he could sexually pleasure herself, so she couldn't say no," Feden said.
The prosecutor said Cosby's own words would show that he gave Constand three pills — he says they were Benadryl, but prosecutors said they could be Quaaludes — that he knew would intoxicate her.
"The last words she remembers is, 'I'm going to let you relax,'" Feden said. "And then as she went in and out of consciousness, she witnessed her body being used to sexually gratify the defendant. Because she was in that incapacitated state, she couldn't consent."
More at http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/bi...al-supporters-accusers-expected-day-1-n767866
Kelly Johnson testifies Cosby drugged and assaulted her | Daily Mail Online
Bill Cosby Trial: Ex-William Morris Staffer Details Assault On Witness Stand | Deadline
Bill Cosby trial: first witness says actor drugged and sexually assaulted her | The Guardian
Cosby Trial: First Witness Kelly Johnson Tells Tearful Story on Stand | NBC News
Bill Cosby Rape Trial Gets Marty Singer Cameo As Accuser’s Testimony Continues | Deadline
Marty Singer may no longer be Bill Cosby’s attorney, but the Hollywood legal heavyweight made an appearance today of sorts at the Norristown, PA criminal trial. On Day 2 of Cosby’s trial for the alleged rape of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004, a trio of telephone calls and messages played for the seven-man and five-woman jury Tuesday during Constand’s testimony included one from the self-described “passionate” lawyer Singer.
In the recording of a message left in early 2005 at the Toronto-area home of Constand’s parents, Singer was heard identifying himself as a representative of Cosby’s. Asking to have his message returned, an upbeat Singer could be heard wanting to discuss an “educational fund for Andrea.” The call by Singer, who parted ways with Cosby in 2015, was received about a year after the alleged drugging and assault occurred in the actor’s Philadelphia home. A transcript of the call was also entered into the case record.
The court hearing the calls came after a morning that saw Constand’s highly detailed and emotional retelling of the alleged sexual assault. The bulk the rest of her testimony this afternoon to Montgomery County Deputy D.A. Kristen Feden addressed how Constand revealed the assault to her mother.
“I told her that Mr. Cosby had sexually violated me and had given me pills,” Andrea Constand said today of what she revealed to her mother in early 2005. “It’s wrong and I don’t want him to do this to another person,” she added, part of a bad dream that prompted her to make the admission to her mother in Canada months after the event in question.
Accused of three felony charges of second-degree aggravated indecent assault, the 79-year-old Cosby could face up to 10 years behind bars if found guilty.
Taking the stand this afternoon and facing her alleged attacker for the first time face to face in more than 12 years, Constand also said that Cosby apologized to her in a January 2005 phone call that her mother instigated. There were also discussions about some sort of compensation. Specifically, as Singer’s call implies, that compensation would take the form of support by Cosby for Constand to go to graduate school.
Continued at http://deadline.com/2017/06/bill-co...ne-call-testimony-andrea-constand-1202108578/
Jury may soon hear from Cosby, even if he doesn't take stand | The Associated Press
A jury that heard seven hours of testimony from a woman who says Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted her may soon hear from Cosby himself — even if he doesn’t take the stand.
Prosecutors are expected to show jurors an earlier deposition in which Cosby said that he routinely gave women pills and alcohol before sexual encounters and gave at least one of them quaaludes, a now-banned sedative.
The suburban Philadelphia jury on Wednesday heard trial accuser Andrea Constand offer her most direct denial yet that any of their earlier meetings were romantic.
“It wasn’t a romantic time, no,” Constand, 44, of Toronto, said of an earlier fireside dinner with Cosby, a trustee at Temple University, where she directed the women’s basketball team.
The jury also heard Cosby’s voice on a 2006 telephone call, offering Constand money for graduate school after her mother called to confront him about the encounter at his home a year earlier.
“She could go to school,” he said. “If she wanted to do that, then I would be willing to ... pay for the schooling.”
Cosby, now 79, acknowledges in the deposition from Constand’s related lawsuit that he gave her three blue pills before fondling her breast and penetrating her with his fingers. The only question for the jury is how to interpret the encounter. Prosecutors say she was too impaired to give consent.
Continued at https://apnews.com/7403ece729874e1f8f53de0c2b6dff9e
Cop Who Investigated Bill Cosby Sasses the Shit Out of Cosby’s Defense Lawyer From the Stand
By Diana Moskovitz, Jezebel
“That’s his version, sir.”
My breath stopped when Cheltenham Township Police Sgt. Richard Schaffer said those words. I might have even gasped. Then I rushed to furiously type them down because typing them made it real, a record that I had actually seen what happened — a sworn member of law enforcement defending a woman’s account of the night she says she was sexually assaulted. And this was not something Schaffer did passively, or only with a bare minimum of “yes, sir”s. At times, he got downright sassy with defense lawyer Brian McMonagle, even drawing laughs from the gallery.
It was Schaffer who, back in 2005, was part of the team investigating the report from Andrea Constand that she had been drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby. He was called to testify by prosecutors and went over his investigation with them, including reading word for word the transcript of the police interview done then with Cosby with his lawyers in New York City. It was the cool, measured testimony that police are expected to deliver. And then, as trials work, he was cross-examined by the defense.
There were multiple times when, if he wanted, Schaffer could have just said “yes, sir” to McMonagle. But he didn’t. Like when McMonagle asked him to confirm that Constand had made a change to her statement to police. His response was reminding McMonagle that people are allowed to make changes to their statements, punctuated by, “They are allowed to, sir.”
Or when McMonagle went over the part of the police interview where Cosby gave his account. He went over each line, after it was correct. Again, Schaffer didn’t deliver the expected, “Yes, sir.”
“He was a gentleman, sir,” he said, eliciting a few chuckles from press row.
McMonagle read back another section.
“Again, he was a real gentleman, sir.”
Seeming to realize what was up, the lawyer pointed out, “He doesn’t say that here, does he?”
“No,” Schaffer responded. “That was me, sir.”
The gentleman jabs were over, but Schaffer didn’t quit just yet. At the end of another passage, Schaffer responded with, “You read it perfectly, sir.”
It was after this cross-examination, during more questions from assistant district attorney Stewart Ryan, that Schaffer was asked again about Cosby’s account, and whether it was what Cosby had told police. Once again, all Schaffer had to do was say, “Yes, sir.”
“That’s his version sir.”
McMonagle, though, was not done. He got a second chance to question Schaffer and he was out to get something, a callback to his opening statements — the idea that this was just a “he said, she said” case. First, he brought up a time that Constand said she had gone to Cosby’s place and sat by the fire. He described it as a “romantic” fireside dinner.
Schaffer shot back, “I think you’re characterizing her words.”
So McMonagle had to go back and read from the Cosby interview with police, word for word. It did include the fireside and drinking brandy, but it didn’t include the word “romantic.” Schaffer now told McMonagle, “You read it correctly.”
But McMonagle wasn’t done. He also wanted to backtrack to the time that Constand said Cosby had tried to reach inside her pants. McMonagle said that Constand had described it as Cosby touching her private parts. Schaffer said, no, he didn’t think she had said that. The two went back and forth over who said what, with Schaffer at one point talking over McMonagle and the defense lawyer shooting back “I’m not done!” It ended when the prosecutors objected, and the judge sustained it.
They moved on to another line of questions, but the battle continued. McMonagle kept asking questions that, if he had just said yes, would have had Schaffer saying Constand took the pills that night of her own free will. Schaffer wouldn’t budge. He asked if the pill taking was voluntary. Schaffer’s response was that it was “under the guise that she was taking herbal pills.”
“Under the guise?” McMongale asked.
“That’s what she said,” Schaffer replied.
Now McMonagle had what he wanted. He asked another question about if that was what Constand believed, and Schaffer answered that he was “going by what both people are telling me and trying to marry it up.”
McMonagle’s responded, “He said, she said, correct?”
McMonagle asked one more question, basically reminding jurors that the prior district attorney had closed the case with no charges, and he was done. He had what he wanted. But it wasn’t for lack of fight from Schaffer. I have no accurate measure of how often or how rarely a member of law enforcement vigorously defends a woman’s point of view on the stand; I can only say that, in my experience, it hasn’t happened much. In a world where it’s still routine to hear that a untold numbers of rape kits have never been tested, that police departments will downgrade sexual assault cases, and that police officers are convicted of raping the people they are sworn to protect, it felt so important to, for once, see an officer do his best to avoid a defense lawyers attempts to sleaze a woman and avoid — as best he could — the “that’s just her version” account.
No, instead, he pointed out that what Cosby said was just his version. It’s not a fact, just something a man said. Imagine that.
Bill Cosby May Testify At Rape Trial After All
By Dominic Patten, Deadline
After days of sitting in court listening to his accuser and other witnesses give impugning testimony in the criminal trial over his alleged 2004 rape of Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby is thinking of taking the stand in his own defense, I’ve learned.
The potentially dramatic change in tactics for Cosby and his defense team comes after previous assertions by the 79-year-old actor that he would not testify in the trial that just wrapped its fourth day in a Norristown, PA courtroom. While there were discussions behind closed doors earlier today that Cosby could be sworn in and questioned Friday, the actor’s team is now holding off to see how things go in front of Judge Steven O’Neill tomorrow and early next week.
On Thursday afternoon during a break in the proceedings, The Cosby Show creator’s PR rep Andrew Wyatt told Deadline that his client was in a “good mood” about the trial. If found guilty by the jury of seven men and five women for three felony charges of second-degree aggravated indecent assault, the actor could face more than 10 years behind bars.
Cosby’s team did not respond to request for comment on his potential testimony.
Originally set to last at least two weeks, the trial now looks ahead of schedule and could wrap mid-next week.
Bill Cosby admitted he STOCKPILED Quaaludes with the sole intention of giving them to 'young women he intended to have sexual contact with' | Daily Mail
Cosby admitted to giving Quualudes to Therese Serignese, a woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her after one of his shows in Las Vegas
The comedian claimed he gave Serignese the pills with her consent
He revealed he stockpiled the drugs and viewed offering the pills like offering 'a drink' - but never intended to take them himself
This morning, Judge Steven O'Neill denied Cosby's attorneys' attempt to have the case against him thrown out of court
The defense argued that expert testimony from a forensic and clinical psychologist was 'telling the jury that the defendant is guilty'
Veronique Valliere told the jury that victims often remain in contact with their assaulter especially when there is a pre-existing relationship of trust
Excerpts from a 2005 - 2006 deposition read in court today revealed Cosby claimed to have given Andrea an over-the-counter medicine, Benadryl
Cosby said he apologized because he was a 'dirty old man with a young girl'
Prosecutors Rest Case Against Bill Cosby | NBC Southern California
Bill Cosby's defense rests without hearing from famed comedian | CNN
Bill Cosby declined to testify in his criminal indecent assault trial on Monday, and his defense rested after calling just one repeat witness for further questioning.
The defense only called up police detective Richard Schaffer, who also testified for the prosecution, for brief questioning.
More at http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/us/bill-cosby-trial/
Toast. He is toast.
The Entire Bill Cosby Defense Closing Statement Was Essentially 'She's a Liar Who Wanted It'
By Diana Moskovitz, Jezebel
Finally, it came. The big, bombastic, “She’s a liar!” defense that’s always expected in the criminal defense of a sexual assault case, even one involving Bill Cosby. Defense lawyer Brian McMonagle delivered it with the drama, passion, and yelling he seemed to be holding back throughout the trial so far. On Monday, he let it all go.
Instead of putting up any defense, McMonagle called one witness, Cheltenham Township Police Sgt. Richard Schaffer. He talked to Schaffer for 10 minutes, using him to just get another police document entered into evidence. After that, the defense rested and then actually presented their argument, which essentially amounted to: Everything the prosecution just showed you is crap. Now, please, believe us instead.
While the defense witness took just 10 minutes, closing statements took close to an hour and a half. It hit every mark in the “don’t believe this woman” playbook: Didn’t she see all the romantic signals? She wasn’t acting raped. She’s a liar. And this is all the fault of the media and lawyers like Gloria Allred.
Continued at http://jezebel.com/the-entire-bill-cosby-defense-closing-statement-was-ess-1796006820
Margaret Gibbons @peggibbons 59 minutes ago
#cosbytrial jurors have been deliberating almost 3 hours; dinner brought into them
Graham Bowley @Graham_Bowley 58 minutes ago
After 1 hour of deliberation, Bill Cosby jury has first question. What was context when he called pills he gave Andrea Constand “3 friends?”
Graham Bowley @Graham_Bowley 46 minutes ago
Judge O’Neill reads for jury from Mr. Cosby’s deposition in 2005 civil case. “I have 3 friends for you to make you relax,” Cosby had said.
Claudia Rosenbaum @CJRosenbaum 16 minutes ago
Jurors, attorneys, and media peeps have been in this courthouse now for almost 12 hours today. Everyone is looking exhausted.
Graham Bowley @Graham_Bowley 17 minutes ago
Barbara Bowman, another of the many women who have accused Bill Cosby arrives at the courthouse in Norristown. At least three others here.
Anne Kingston @anne_kingston 14 minutes ago
Judge has put no time limit on jury deliberation -- yet. So could be late one
Graham Bowley @Graham_Bowley 8 minutes ago
Inside the courthouse, reporters sitting around in the hallways, waiting. Jury has been deliberating for only little over three hours.
Manuel Roig-Franzia @RoigFranzia 4 minutes ago
For those keeping score at home, we're closing in on 3 1/2-hour mark in Bill Cosby jury delibs. No word since they asked for more pill info
Anne Kingston @anne_kingston 4 minutes ago
Judge sends jury home for the night
Emily Saul @EmilySaul 1 minute ago
Jurors in #CosbyTrial call it quits Tuesday, having deliberated for 16 hours and 30 minutes in total. Back tomorrow.
Manuel Roig-Franzia @RoigFranzia 1 minute ago
Bill Cosby jurors tell court staff they're "exhausted." Heading home after 12-hour day of deliberations with no verdict.
Anne Kingston @anne_kingston 46 minutes ago
Jury discharged. After 27:11 hours/3 days of deliberation, they look like people in a hostage video.
Laura McCrystal @LMcCrystal 45 minutes ago
"It's been 12 hours. And that is enough," judge tells Bill Cosby jury.
They'll be back at it for day 4 of deliberations tomorrow.
Cosby jury announces it’s deadlocked
By Emily Saul and Lia Eustachewich, Page Six
The jury deliberating in Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial is deadlocked, they told a judge Thursday.
The jury of seven men and five women passed a note to Montgomery County Judge Steve O’Neill at 11:06 a.m. saying they were unable to reach a verdict after about 32 hours of deliberations over the past four days.
“We cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts,” the note said.
O’Neill sent the jurors back to continue deliberating.
“Each of you has a duty to consult with each other to reach a conclusion, if it can be done without violence,” O’Neill joked. “If, after re-deliberation, you are still deadlocked, you should report that to me.”
Continued at http://pagesix.com/2017/06/15/cosby-jury-announces-its-deadlocked/
Deadlocked jury is the ‘justice’ Cosby wanted
By Emily Saul and Lia Eustachewich, Page Six
Video: Tempers flare outside courthouse as threat of Cosby mistrial looms
By Laura McCrystal, Philly.com
Margaret Gibbons @peggibbons 1 minute ago
#cosbytrial jurors have now been deliberating 33 hours over 4 days.
Record breaking, say county officials.
Bobby Allyn @BobbyAllyn 3 minutes ago
Judge O'Neill: Juror deliberations continue for a 5th day tomorrow morning.
Jurors question ‘reasonable doubt’ ahead of Cosby verdict
By Emily Saul, Page Six
Jurors in Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial asked for a definition of “reasonable doubt” and said they want to hear — for the third time — a deposition the comedian gave as deliberations entered their fifth day Friday.
The jury of seven men and five women sent in their eighth note to Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill at 9:11 a.m.
“We would like to hear the testimony of Bill Cosby, of the sealed testimony that was opened. Also what is reasonable doubt? (the definition),” the note said.
Before bringing in the jury, the judge addressed the 79-year-old himself related to his spokesman’s call for a mistrial in the case.
“Mr. Cosby, the court’s gong to treat you as continuing to be under oath in that you were placed under oath at the beginning of the process, at which times I advised you there would be certain procedures,” O’Neill said to Cosby, who leaned forward, his hands clasped, listening attentively.
“And you have a spokesperson who is also speaking to the media about what a mistrial is, what its impact is, what it means, would make sure you understand the decision,” the jurist continued. “The decision is yours and yours alone and has important consequences.”
Continued at http://pagesix.com/2017/06/16/jurors-question-reasonable-doubt-ahead-of-cosby-verdict/
Manuel Roig-Franzia @RoigFranzia 44 seconds ago
For those keeping score at home, Bill Cosby jury deliberations just hit 51-hour mark.
I had to step over a napping reporter to get into court.
50 hours and counting: Prosecution of Bill Cosby could be on the brink of collapse as the jury remain locked in deliberations with no word of an imminent verdict
Five days into deliberations, after informing the judge they were deadlocked on Thursday, members had even more questions for the judge on Friday
The jurors asked the judge to clarify the definition of 'reasonable doubt' and requested Bill Cosby's testimony to be re-read
They heard his admission to having given Quaaludes to Therese Serignese, who was in court with other accusers
Cosby's lead attorney Brian McMonagle asked for a mistrial claiming the 40 plus hours of deliberation was 'extreme'
Bill Cosby smiled and greeted fans as he walked into Montgomery County Courthouse Friday
Audible sighs were heard from jury members Thursday as they were told by Judge O'Neill they had to return to the jury room and continue deliberations
The jurors in the case are sequestered and have been deliberating since Monday afternoon
More at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4611156/Grinning-Bill-Cosby-waves-fans-awaits-verdict.html
Bobby Allyn @BobbyAllyn 3 minutes ago
Judge says #CosbyTrial deliberations will pick up Saturday, marking the 6th day jurors are at an impasse discussing Cosby's fate.
Anne Kingston @anne_kingston 1 minute ago
Jury sent back to hotel. Will commence deliberations at 9:00 am. Everybody here feels like a hostage. #CosbyTrial
Despite calls for mistrial, Cosby deliberations roll into 5th night
Claudia Rosenbaum @CJRosenbaum 6 seconds ago
Jury DEADLOCKED on all charges
Sara Small @SaraSmallTV 34 seconds ago
BREAKING from #CosbyTrial courtroom: Jury says it remains deadlocked on all counts.
Sara Small @SaraSmallTV 1 minute ago
RIGHT NOW: Judge is asking jurors individually if they believe they are "hopelessly deadlocked" and cannot deliberate further. All 12 agree.
Bobby Allyn @BobbyAllyn 38 seconds ago
Jurors #CosbyTrial announce to judge that they are "hopelessly deadlocked," which is the second time they told court they are at an impasse.
Montgomery County DA @MontcopaDA 1 minute ago
The Cosby jury is hopelessly deadlocked after 52 hours of deliberation. Judge O'Neill is compelled to grant a mistrial.
Montgomery County DA @MontcopaDA 17 minutes ago
DA Steele announces we will retry this case.
Montgomery County DA @MontcopaDA 16 minutes ago
William H. Cosby Jr. remains free on bail. New trial date will be set.
Jeremy Roebuck @jeremyrroebuck 4 seconds ago
Constand lawyer, Dolores Troiani: "We're ready. Can we come back tomorrow?"
At least most of his money got chewed up and he is boo-ed in public. That's something.
I believe Bill Cosby
It’s time to start believing men who say they drug or sexually assault women.
By Laura McGann, Vox
Bill Cosby, let me say this: I believe you.
I believe you when you say in a 2005 deposition that “yes” you give women Quaaludes.
I believe you when you say you knew it was illegal to get the prescriptions. (I also believe that the gynecologist who gave them to you knew you really shouldn’t be his patient in the first place.)
I believe you when you describe your version of what consent means, one that isn’t so much based on “yes.”
“I don’t hear her say anything,” you say during the deposition, describing your encounter with the plaintiff. “I don’t feel her say anything. And so I continue and I go into that area between permission and rejection. I am not stopped.”
I believe you when you say that you’ve done this many many times, giving young, slim women strong sedatives before these encounters.
I believe you when you say you first started to think the idea of drugging and sexually assaulting women was funny when you were 13 years old. You’d heard about a mythical drug “Spanish Fly” that could make women do things they didn’t want to do.
I believe you when you said decades later you still thought it was funny, so funny you that you included it in your comedy routine.
“Go to a party and see five girls standing alone, boy if I had a whole jug of Spanish Fly I’d light that corner up over there. Hahahah,” you joked in 1969 about your younger days. You made the same joke for years and years after.
A jury couldn’t [unanimously] decide this week if you were guilty of three charges of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, who you settled a civil case with in 2006. That case involved an incident at your house where she said you tricked her into taking pills that left her dipping in and out of consciousness, while you assaulted her. This incident is the reason you sat for a deposition in 2005.
I believe you made a good decision when you decided it was best to settle that civil case with Constand. It wasn’t frivolous.
There are many people who don’t take you at your word, like I do. And to those people, I say, you don’t have to just take Cosby’s word for it. Here are 35 women who told New York Magazine about their own experiences with him. They use different words, but they paint a similar picture of strong sedatives and a man who doesn’t look for an affirmative yes. You don’t have to believe Cosby, you can chose to believe these women instead.
And, look, Cosby, it’s not just you. There’s an epidemic in this country of not believing men.
Take Brock Allen Turner, a swimmer at Stanford who was sentenced to just six months in jail after two bystanders caught him violently attacking an unconscious woman behind a dumpster.
I believe Turner when he testified in court that he laughed as the two men restrained him waiting for the police to arrive. Turner said he laughed because he found the situation “ridiculous.”
Or look at our president. When a tape surfaced last year of him joking at length about how he likes to treat women, I believed him. Here’s the full transcript. Here’s a key passage:
“You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them,” Trump says on tape. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
“Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
A lot of people rushed to say that Trump was lying -- it was all a bunch of “locker room talk.” Trump himself even tried to push that line, that we shouldn’t believe him. But I still do.
It’s understandable to see why some people would not think Trump was being honest, given his track record with the truth. But luckily for Trump, just like Cosby, there are many women who are backing up his first version. They say he’s done these very things to them. They’ve come forward and said so. He’s got credible people to support his original version. Here’s a timeline of the details.
This trend is deeply troubling. Even in the face of clear statements and corroborating evidence, we so often just don’t believe men when they say sexual assault is funny or when they say they do it.
It’s time for us to start believing men.
Cosby Prosecution to Retry 'As Soon As Possible' | Associated Press
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steel held a press conference Saturday morning following the announcement of a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case. He says they will retry 'as soon as possible.'
Prosecutors vow to retry Cosby | Page Six
As far as the court of public opinion is concerned, Bill Cosby’s guilt was all but decided in late 2014, when the floodgates opened and women’s stories began pouring out on what felt like a near-daily basis. And it felt like, for the first time, people were listening.
Of course, this was before the country had collectively propped up a man who bragged about grabbing women’s pussies without consent to our highest office. It was before more than 15 women had publicly accused a candidate for President of the United States of sexual assault with little to no tangible impact on his support.
In the cases of both Cosby and Trump, we’re reminded that women are viewed as unreliable narrators of their own experiences, and that powerful men who are accused of perpetrating sexual violence ― even by more than a dozen women ― are assumed to be victims.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...xception-the-rule_us_5943ebf0e4b0f15cd5baca95
I may have been somewhat content with that, had the piece of shit not grinned during the event testimony of Constand, and again when it was reread for the jury.
Bill Cosby plans ‘town halls’ on avoiding sexual assault accusations, his publicists claim
By Katie Mettler, The Washington Post
Just days after a judge declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case, his publicists have revealed what he plans to do next — a national tour educating young people on sexual assault — specifically, on how to avoid getting accused of sexual assault.
“Mr. Cosby wants to get back to work,” spokesman Andrew Wyatt told an Alabama TV anchor Wednesday morning. “We are now planning town halls.”
“Really?” responded the WBRC Fox 6 News anchor in Birmingham.
There was a hint of skepticism in the anchor’s voice, which ballooned into full incredulousness from women’s groups and victims’ advocates Thursday when news of Cosby’s plans began to spread.
“It would be more useful if Mr. Cosby would spend time talking with people about how not to commit sexual assault in the first place,” Jodi Omear, vice president of communications for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) told Newsweek.
As Wyatt explained it, these town halls will educate young people and married men on the law and the dangers they face from accusations of sexual assault.
“This is bigger than Bill Cosby,” Wyatt told the anchor. “This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today, and they need to know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things they shouldn’t be doing.”
“And it also affects married men,” he added.
Wyatt was joined on the morning show by Ebonee Benson, who works at his publicity firm, Purpose PR, and spoke for Cosby’s wife during the trial. When the TV host pushed back on the agenda for the town halls, asking whether it was a “ ‘do as I say, not as I do’ situation,” Benson put the issue in legal terms.
“Laws are changing,” she said. “The statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault are being extended, so this is why people need to be educated on a brush against a shoulder, anything at this point can be considered sexual assault. It’s a good thing to be educated about the laws.”
The element of time was a major factor in Cosby’s trial, which ended with the jury deadlocked on sexual assault charges against Cosby. The former comedian, 79, has been accused by some 60 women of sexual misconduct. The allegations stretch back decades and have sullied Cosby’s reputation as “America’s Dad.”
Continued at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ual-assault-accusations-his-publicists-claim/
I'd like to shit straight into Bill Cosbys mouth.
be carefull maybe he likes that
Bill Cosby opts not to testify in his sexual assault retrial | The Guardian
Bill Cosby's lawyers attack accusers and 'silly evidence' in closing arguments | The Guardian
Lawyers for Bill Cosby called his chief accuser a pathological liar who wanted a big payday, and urged a jury on Tuesday to acquit the 80-year-old of sexual assault charges they said were based on “flimsy, silly, ridiculous evidence”.
The first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era was poised on Tuesday afternoon to be handed to the jury, as both sides summed up their arguments. The defense declared that Cosby himself was the victim of an elaborate scam.
Cosby’s lawyers, Tom Mesereau and Kathleen Bliss, insisted that Cosby’s main accuser, Andrea Constand, consented to a sexual encounter at the star’s home in suburban Philadelphia in 2004, then leveled false accusations against him so she could sue him and win a settlement.
Prosecutors will deliver their closing argument on Tuesday afternoon, with the jury expected to begin deliberations on the same day.
Continued at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/24/bill-cosby-trial-latest-closing-arguments-sexual-assault-allegations
Bill Cosby trial: Guilty on all three counts, jury says | CNN
The jury in Bill Cosby's retrial found the TV icon guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004.
The 80-year-old comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but would likely serve them concurrently. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.
Cosby did not have an audible reaction to his conviction. Afterward, prosecutors asked the judge to revoke Cosby's bail because he is a flight risk and has a private plane.
Cosby, who did not testify in the trial and has sat quietly throughout the proceedings, then stood up and yelled in a loud, booming voice: "He doesn't have a plane, you asshole."
Judge Steven O'Neill ruled that Cosby should not leave his Pennsylvania home, and that he would need to be fitted with a GPS tracking device.
After the trial concluded, Constand left through a side door in the courtroom, walking into a hallway with her arms around two women and a huge smile on her face.
Continued at https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/26/us/bill-cosby-trial/
Oh my god thanks for this!
Gettysburg College rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree
Following Cosby's sexual assault conviction, the Gettysburg College Board of Trustees joined more than 20 colleges across the country in voting to rescind the comedian's honorary degree on May 4, according to Jamie Yates, the college's director of communications and media relations.
Kennedy Center rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honors and Twain awards
In a first for the Kennedy Center, the board of trustees voted to rescind the high-profile awards it has given the comedian, who was convicted on three counts of sexual assault last month.
In a statement released Monday, the arts center said that Cosby’s conviction eclipsed his decades-long performance career.
“The Honors and Mark Twain Prize are given to artists who, through their lifetime of work, have left an indelible impact on American culture. As a result of Mr. Cosby’s recent criminal conviction, the Board concluded that his actions have overshadowed the very career accomplishments these distinctions from the Kennedy Center intend to recognize,” the statement said.
Bill Cosby Won’t Be Sentenced Until September
By Natalie Hope McDonald, Vulture, May 15, 2018
After being found guilty last month of three felony counts for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in his home in 2004, Bill Cosby will be sentenced on September 24 and 25, according to a new court order issued today by Judge Steven O’Neill at the Montgomery County Courthouse outside of Philadelphia. Typically, sentencing occurs within a 90-day window from the date the verdict is announced.
Cosby, who turns 81 in July, faces up to 10 years on each of the three counts he’s been charged with for a maximum of 30 years in prison. While many legal experts predict it’s unlikely the elderly comedian will be sentenced to the maximum of three decades behind bars, Cosby will need to serve at least some mandatory time, even if it ends up being house arrest due to his legal blindness.
Depending on what the judge decides, Cosby is likely to be sent directly to jail following the September hearings, probably the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pa., or a state prison within the commonwealth.
The comedian is presently being evaluated by the court to determine his state of physical and mental health, and if he poses a risk to society. His lifetime of social work and philanthropic efforts will also be taken into consideration by the court upon sentencing. During the last few weeks, Cosby has been striped of many honorary degrees, and his famous sitcom The Cosby Show has been pulled from syndication.
Cosby is currently under house arrest on a $1 million bond, during which time he must wear a GPS tracking device. Cosby is not allowed to leave his home except for medical appointments and to meet with his lawyers. If he would need to leave the state, his travel must be arranged in advance and approved by the court. Cosby’s passport was revoked when he was found guilty after prosecutors cited concerns that he may be a flight risk.
Initially, the D.A. in this controversial case asked that Cosby be remanded to prison immediately following the guilty verdict. Judge O’Neill decided against it, opting instead to allow the comedian to await sentencing at his mansion due to his age and poor health.
During the two-day sentencing, it’s expected that witnesses will be permitted to give statements either for or against Cosby. There is no word on how many potential victims and accusers will be able to give their statements, or whether members of Cosby’s family will also appear at the hearing. Pennsylvania law allows Cosby to make a statement on his own behalf even though he did not testify in either of his two criminal trials.
It’s expected that his legal team will appeal the guilty verdict, and they have 10 days from sentencing in Pennsylvania to do so. Cosby also faces several civil trials in California starting this summer.
From May of 2015:
Janice Dickinson's defamation case against Bill Cosby gets good news, bad news from judge | New York Daily News
Model Janice Dickinson’s defamation case against Bill Cosby will continue toward trial in Los Angeles, but likely in a slimmed-down form, a judge said Wednesday.
“Mr. Cosby is not getting out of this case today,” Judge Randolph Hammock said...
Bill Cosby Using Bitcoin To Keep Creditors, Government & His Wife From $500M Fortune
Comic converting cash into virtual currency to salvage what's left of his estate.
By Radar Staff
Desperate to salvage what’s left of his $500 million fortune, Bill Cosby is converting cash into “virtual currency” — so he can keep it away from his creditors, the government and long-suffering wife Camille, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively!
“He moved close to $5 million in Bitcoin after an expert told him it’s practically untraceable and impossible for anyone but him to retrieve,” an insider revealed to Radar.
“The expert said it couldn’t be taken in a divorce, bankruptcy or by the government in any liens!”
As Radar has reported, the convicted sex fiend owes $25 million in unpaid legal bills for his failed criminal defense and has taken out mortgages on his New York and California homes to improve his cash flow.
But a source inside Cosby’s camp revealed the fallen comic has “no intention” of paying his legal fees.
What’s more, his humiliated wife, Camille, 74, is set to walk out on the twisted TV sleaze when he goes to prison — and sources said the pervert knows Camille will fight for every nickel in divorce court.
Cosby’s Bitcoin scheme could also finance a potential escape from justice, according to a fugitive expert.
To me, it raises a huge red flag,” said Frank Ahearn, author of “How to Disappear.”
“Cryptocurrency has decreased in value, and you’d have to be crazy to buy Bitcoin now. But it’s a great tool if you’re planning an escape.
“He could basically have a middleman in another country receive the money. He’d just need to go there to collect it.”
The sicko was convicted on April 26 of drugging and sexually abusing Andrea Constand in the same Cheltenham, Pa., estate where he’s now confined and wearing an ankle bracelet to track his every move.
The 81-year-old monster — who will be sentenced on Sept. 24 and faces up to 30 years behind bars — is now preparing for the worst by hiring a prison consultant to coach him on life in the big house.
Sources within his inner circle confirmed Cosby locks himself in a makeshift prison cell in his mansion’s third floor attic, eats prison-style meals prepared by his chef and demands his staff scold him if he goes off schedule!
“He moved a bed, a television, a table and a telephone into an old storage space,” an insider revealed. “He comes out of the ‘cell’ six times a day!”
The twisted funnyman has even had his lawyers draw up a proposal to fight his “sexually violent offender” designation, claiming that it would ruin his “reputation.”
“That label is the one thing you don’t want to carry into prison,” noted a prison expert. “Sex criminals are instant targets on the inside.”
No, Bill Cosby is probably not using bitcoin to hide assets | Finder AU
Even putting aside questions around the credibility of the original source, the rumours are far-fetched.
A tabloid website called Radar Online has sent out a rumour that Bill Cosby is using bitcoin to hide assets from creditors including his wife and lawyers.
It whipped up an anonymous source "inside Cosby's camp", cited someone who obviously has no idea whatsoever how bitcoin works and generally failed to lay any reasonable foundation for the rumours.
If nothing else, it might be a sign of how little most people know about cryptocurrency and of how badly mangled the information in the space can be.
Continued at https://www.finder.com.au/no-bill-cosby-is-probably-not-using-bitcoin-to-hide-assets
‘Brainwashed’ Bill Cosby Turns To Scientology To Gain Power Over Fellow Prisoners
Disgraced comic hopes to hypnotize inmates with 'subliminal mind control.'
By Radar Staff, September 6, 2018
Convicted sex creep Bill Cosby plans to use Scientology mind control techniques to manipulate fellow prisoners into doing his bidding when he goes to jail.
Members of the kooky cult recruited Cosby shortly before his 81st birthday on July 12, RadarOnline.com has learned.
“The Scientologists dropped off a book and an odd DVD that we converted to VHS for him to watch,” said a Cosby camp insider. “They told him he’s an immortal, spiritual being that is a resident in a physical body.”
Cult members also gave him a pocket watch and told him he can use it to hypnotize inmates with “subliminal mind control,” the insider told Radar.
Now, the “brainwashed” sex fiend is watching the tape daily and practicing the technique on a staff of yes-men — who pretend to be hypnotized.
Cosby’s enablers even hatched a scheme to bribe inmates into playing ball.
“His prison ‘coach’ said the best move is to let him think it works and add money into other prisoners’ commissary accounts,” said the source.
“That way, he’ll get some satisfaction out of this and make our lives easier!”
Bill Cosby's Prosecutors Want Him Immediately Locked Up Monday After Sentencing | TMZ
Cosby Accusers May Not Testify at Sentencing Hearing, Judge Says | The Root
Bill Cosby sentencing: Lawyers give closing arguments; hearing to resume Tuesday | USA TODAY
Bill Cosby sentencing - LIVE: First day of trials draws to a close with comedian facing up to 30 years jail time | The Independent
Andrea Constand's impact statement: Bill Cosby 'robbed me'
Victim impact statement submitted in writing by Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee whom Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting in 2004, and released by prosecutors at Cosby's sentencing Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania:
Judge Rules Bill Cosby as ‘Sexually Violent Predator’ | Variety
The judge presiding over the sexual assault case of Bill Cosby declared the disgraced entertainer a “sexually violent predator” – and said he will soon announce the sentence that Cosby will get for molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill said he will reconvene court at 1:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday to impose the sentence. “I have prepared for this extensively,” O’Neill said.
Cosby, meanwhile, declined an opportunity to address the judge.
The “sexually violent predator” designation means that Cosby, who is 81 and legally blind, will be subject to lifetime reporting requirements, meaning that he will have to advise law enforcement authorities of where he is residing.
District Attorney Kevin Steele asked O’Neill to impose the maximum sentence of five to 10 years in state prison, and to reject defense arguments that Cosby should be allowed to serve any sentence under house arrest.
Continued at https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/cosby-sentencing-sexually-violent-predator-1202955643/
Bill Cosby’s Career Achievement Award Rescinded by Television Critics Association | Variety
The Television Critics Association (TCA) has voted overwhelmingly to rescind the Career Achievement Award given to Bill Cosby in 2002, the group announced Tuesday.
This marks the first time the TCA has ever taken away one of its awards. The revocation of the honor will be noted in the organization’s official online records.
“Since the inaugural TCA Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Grant Tinker in 1985, this is the first time there has been a groundswell to vacate an honor,” TCA president Daniel Fienberg said. “It was essential that the entire membership have the opportunity to vote and the results were decisive.”
Continued at https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/bill-cosby-career-achievement-award-tca-1202956796/
MSNBC: "Three to ten years in state prison."
Joe Holden @JoeHoldenCBS3 1 minute ago
Judge Steve O’Neill hands down a sentence of no less than 3 years and no more than 10 years. Sheriff’s deputies are now advancing towards the front of the room. Bill Cosby’s lawyer is arguing for bail. @CBSPhilly
Joe Holden @JoeHoldenCBS3 2 minutes ago
MORE BREAKING— As Bill Cosby’s lawyer argues for bail, the judge pushes back saying he will not treat Bill Cosby differently under the law. @CBSPhilly
Joe Holden @JoeHoldenCBS3 59 seconds ago
“I’ve imposed sentencing at this stage, if you want to take it up with another court, you can.” - Judge Steven O’Neill #Cosby @CBSPhilly
Bill Cosby, 81, is handcuffed and led straight to prison after a judge sentenced him to between three and 10 YEARS for drugging and assaulting a woman over a decade ago - and branded him a 'sexually violent predator'
Bill Cosby, 81, was sentenced on Tuesday to three to 10 years in state prison
Comedian emerged from the courtroom in handcuffs and was taken to prison
Cosby, who must serve minimum of three years before becoming eligible for parole, was also fined $25,000 and ordered to pay prosecution costs
He will appear on a sex-offender registry after Judge Steven O'Neill earlier declared he is a 'sexually violent predator'
Cosby's sentencing comes five months after he was convicted for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia home in 2004
Prosecutors were seeking a sentence of five to 10 years in prison but his lawyers asked for house arrest, saying he is too old to do time in prison
His wife of 54 years, Camille, was not in court during the sentencing
Cosby was taken to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility outside Philadelphia where he will spend the first few days of his prison sentence
He will then be relocated to SCI Phoenix, a new state prison outside Philadelphia
More at https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...by-arrives-Pennsylvania-court-sentencing.html
'This is a very important day': Stars, advocates react to Bill Cosby's prison sentence
Bill Cosby Sentence Reactions ‘Justice, Just A Little’; Brett Kavanaugh Comparisons
Body language expert says Bill Cosby's mugshot is 'the epitome of defeat'
After Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault, his mugshot went viral for his downtrodden expression.
The photo was taken by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility and released shortly after Judge Steven O’Neill found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004, and shows the former actor looking downcast and avoiding eye contact with the camera.
On Twitter, people called Cosby’s mugshot “sad,” however, according to body language expert Susan Constantine, who trains law enforcement and intelligence agencies on deception, the pic illustrates the depth of his downfall.
“Bill Cosby seems lifeless and wilted as he collapses in front of the camera,” Constantine tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “His head is cast downward, his eyes are at half-mast, and his cheeks seem to be melting off his face — that’s associated with shame and despair. It’s the epitome of defeat.”
Continued at https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/bod...cosbys-mug-shot-epitome-defeat-000954227.html
Sex Felon Bill Cosby Plotting Secret Escape Plan From Inside Prison, Source Claims | RadarOnline
Jailbird hires man called the 'Googler' & other staff to fight for freedom.
Food Fight! Jailbird Bill Cosby Slapped With Chicken Patty In Prison | RadarOnline
The disgraced comic is already making enemies with fellow inmates.
Cosby Busted Trying To Sneak Food Into Prison: ‘He Refuses To Even Touch The Dinner’ | RadarOnline
Staff confiscated the grub & tossed it in a dumpster!
Bill Cosby Wasn’t Slapped with a Chicken Patty | Rare
NOT REAL: Food Fight! Jailbird Bill Cosby Slapped With Chicken Patty In Prison
THE FACTS: Comedian Bill Cosby, now inmate No. NN7687 in a Pennsylvania prison, was not slapped with a chicken patty or a hot dog bun during food fights, despite stories circulating online. Reports claiming inmates were throwing food at the 81-year-old Cosby began circulating on online news sites and social media soon after he was sent to prison for sexual assault. He was sentenced to three-to-10 years in prison Sept. 25, after being convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate in 2004. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections spokeswoman Amy Worden told The Associated Press that Cosby had not been involved in any food fights since his incarceration. And, she noted, he does not eat in the main dining room with other inmates.
Bill Cosby Swaps Defense Lawyers Again for Criminal Appeal, Legal Fee Suit | The Legal Intelligencer
"Four new lawyers have signed on to represent Cosby as he fights his criminal conviction and squares off with former attorneys over fees."
Bill Cosby Axes Legal Team, Latest In Long Line Of Fired Attorneys | Deadline
HE SURE AS HELL SHOULD HAVE BEEN!!!!!!
Joe Schiavoni Introduces Bill Eliminating Statute Of Limitations For Rape | WOSU Radio
Outgoing Democratic state Sen. Joe Schiavoni is pushing to eliminate the statute of limitations for civil cases of rape and sexual assault. The move was inspired in part by the Richard Strauss scandal at The Ohio State University, but the bill is unlikely to affect those cases.
Current limits are 25 years for criminal cases and two years in civil court. Schiavoni's bill would do away with both, but it cannot affect cases where the statute of limitations has already expired. Still, Schiavoni argues making the change is important to protect survivors in the future.
“There is no statute of limitations on murder, and there should not be a statute of limitations on rape,” he says. “Here in Ohio, we can establish our state as a place where we allow justice to be served to the survivors while adequately punishing the perpetrator, no matter when the act occurred.”
Because the measure isn’t retroactive, it likely wouldn’t help those alleging abuse against Strauss, a longtime Ohio State sports doctor who died in 2005. So far, 150 former students have come forward with first-hand experiences of sexual misconduct, and several dozen have filed class-action lawsuits against the university for failing to address the abuse.
Attorney Gloria Allred, who represented women accusing Bill Cosby of abuse, says Ohio's existing limitations mean one fewer legal avenue for Strauss survivors. But she’s not writing off their cases in federal court.
"It's an uphill battle for them,” Allred says. “I know there are lawsuits filed. I wish them success, but clearly there needs to be a change in state law."
Schiavoni says his bill is strictly forward-looking, but he notes some are lobbying for a kind of exemption tied to the Strauss case. Michigan lawmakers approved something similar, allowing people abused by Michigan State sports doctor Larry Nassar to file claims regardless of how much time had passed.
Schiavoni is unlikely to push the measure through the General Assembly before his term ends next month. But he says a number of Democratic co-sponsors are ready to pick up the bill in the new year.
Continued at http://radio.wosu.org/post/joe-schi...eliminating-statute-limitations-rape#stream/0
Cosby appeals sex assault conviction
Lawyers for the disgraced comedian say the judge in his case made 11 mistakes.
They claim Cosby was shouldn't have been named a sexually violent predator, because the testimony used was "unsubstantiated" and "uncorroborated."
Cosby's legal team also says the deposition from the Andrea Constand lawsuit shouldn't have been admitted into evidence. That's where Cosby admitted he drugged women with quaaludes.
More at https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/cosby-appeals-sex-assault-conviction/1661223093
Court Rejects Bill Cosby’s Bid For Release Pending Appeal For New Trial
Bill Cosby won’t be out on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a request from Bill Cosby to be released on bail while he appeals his sexual assault conviction.
Officials did not elaborate on the decision.
In April, a jury convicted Cosby of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.
Earlier this month, he filed an appeal for a new trial. Cosby said Judge Steven O’Neill had a feud with a key pretrial witness, and let five other accusers testify.
More at https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2...bid-for-release-pending-appeal-for-new-trial/
Seven Women Suing Bill Cosby Reach Settlement in Defamation Case | The New York Times
Seven women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, and then sued him for defamation when his representatives accused them of lying, have settled their claims in their long-running case, according to documents filed Friday in federal court in Massachusetts.
“The plaintiffs have settled their claims against Mr. Cosby,” a lawyer for the seven women, Joseph Cammarata, said in an interview. “Each of the plaintiffs is satisfied with the settlement.”
Mr. Cammarata said the details of the settlement were confidential. The deal still awaits a judge’s approval.
A spokesman for Mr. Cosby confirmed that a settlement had been reached, but insisted Mr. Cosby was not paying. Instead, he said, Mr. Cosby’s insurance company, American International Group, was.
“Mr. Cosby did not settle any cases with anyone,” said the spokesman, Andrew Wyatt. “He is not paying anything to anyone.”
Mr. Wyatt added: “A.I.G. decided to settle these cases, without the knowledge, permission and/or consent of Mr. Cosby. Mr. Cosby vehemently denies the allegations brought against him in these defamation suits, and he maintains his innocence.”
Continued at https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/arts/television/cosby-defamation-lawsuit-settlement.html
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