Bill Cosby Guilty In Sex Assault Trial

Bill Cosby Guilty In Sex Assault Trial

Cosby maintained he gave Constand the chilly drugs Benadryl and that she consented to a sexual encounter.

For the retrial, the jury of seven men and five women voted unanimously that the answer was yes.

Cosby's defense lawyers had presented logs from flights he took on a private jet in January 2004 as evidence that he wasn't in his suburban Philadelphia mansion during the month Constand said he sexually assaulted her there.

Invoice Cosby was discovered responsible of felony aggravated indecent assault.

Cosby faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $25,000 on each count. The Cosby Show star has faced allegations of similar assaults from more than 60 women, five of whom testified at the trial.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission.

More news: Mulvaney's Advice to Bankers: Up Campaign Donations to Diminish Consumer Watchdog

The judge ruled that Cosby will remain free pending sentencing.

The jury spent an hour listening to a court stenographer read back the testimony of defense witness Marguerite Jackson before they resumed talks.

But Cosby himself had long ago confirmed sordid revelations about drugs and extramarital sex. "When all is said and done, women were finally believed". And they heard from a witness who says Cosby's chief accuser talked about framing a high-profile person to score a big payday.

To bolster this argument, the defense called star witness Margo Jackson, who used to work with Constand at Temple University.

Their star witness was Marguerite Jackson, a former Temple University colleague of Constand's who testified that Constand spoke of framing a high-profile person for the goal of filing a lawsuit. Constand was also pressed about the almost $3.4 million Cosby paid her in a 2006 civil settlement, which was previously confidential. He pushed Constand on why she had stayed in touch with Cosby after the incident and portrayed her as a desperate, cash-strapped pyramid scheme participant. He says it was consensual.

"The most important person in our team was Andrea Constand", Steele, the district attorney, told reporters.

More news: Woman kills husband's mistress then turns gun on herself, police say

Cosby's lawyers rested their case Monday without calling the 80-year-old defendant to the stand. Constand remained stoic, then hugged her lawyer and members of the prosecution team.

During jury selection, the judge asked hundreds of potential jurors whether their feelings about #MeToo would get in the way of being a fair fact-finder in the Cosby case.

A Pennsylvania jury has convicted Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.

The verdict came after a two-week retrial in which prosecutors put five other women on the stand who testified that Cosby, married for 54 years, drugged and violated them, too.

The exhausted panel called it a night after rehearing excerpts from Cosby's old deposition testimony, including his admission he gave quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with in the 1970s.

More news: Comcast's $31 Billion Bid for Sky Could Crush Rupert Murdoch's Dreams

Related Articles

  • 'Golden State Killer' suspect to be arraigned on Friday

    'Golden State Killer' suspect to be arraigned on Friday

    He terrorized communities across the state for years and late Tuesday night, after decades, investigators made an arrest . In recent years, she had become active online and posted YouTube videos calling for answers in her mother's case.
    Sensex gains 147 points, Nifty reclaims 10600-mark

    Sensex gains 147 points, Nifty reclaims 10600-mark

    Bharti Airtel also ended 0.61 per cent higher while IDFC Bank dropped 1.24 per cent ahead of their Q4 results. Wall Street shares skidded overnight, with the S&P 500 falling 1.34 percent, the most in two-and-a-half weeks.
    Allison Mack Released On $5 Million Bond

    Allison Mack Released On $5 Million Bond

    Raniere was arrested last month on federal charges of sex trafficking , sex-trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy. Mack repeatedly reached out to " Harry Potter " star Emma Watson in 2016, asking her chat about joining a "women's movement".
  • Kanye West: I love Donald Trump - he is my brother

    Kanye West: I love Donald Trump - he is my brother

    She said he will "never run in the race of popular opinion", as she added: 'Kanye is ahead of his time '. On April 21, West sent a tweet supporting a conservative black Trump supporter .
    Vieira 'ready for Europe' amid Arsenal links

    Vieira 'ready for Europe' amid Arsenal links

    Vieira was brought to Arsenal by Wenger in 1996, and won three Premier League titles and three FA Cups before departing the club nine years later.
    What is Recommendation from Analysts on Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LYG)?

    What is Recommendation from Analysts on Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LYG)?

    Aluminum producers are sinking after the Treasury Department moved to ease sanctions against Russian aluminum company Rusal. If we checked the overall image of stock during recent quarter then we found that stock performance is trading down -9.49%.
  • Deontay Wilder offers Anthony Joshua $70m purse for world heavyweight unification fight

    Deontay Wilder offers Anthony Joshua $70m purse for world heavyweight unification fight

    Wilder would like the fight to be in the U.S. , but his promoter told Sky Sports that is not a deal-breaking point. I'd like to see a contract and see where the money is coming from, and the location of the fight is important.
    Jazz Artist-Turned-Schoolhouse Rocker Bob Dorough Passes

    Jazz Artist-Turned-Schoolhouse Rocker Bob Dorough Passes

    He also wrote songs including " Conjunction Junction ", "Verb", " The Shot Heard 'Round the World ", and more. The Jazz musician was the musical director for the educational cartoon series between 1973 and 1985.
    Israel says 15 Hamas operatives arrested in West Bank raid

    Israel says 15 Hamas operatives arrested in West Bank raid

    Israel is widely believed to have killed numerous Palestinian resistance activists in the past, many of them overseas. Malaysia, a Muslim-majority nation of 32 million people, has no formal diplomatic relations with Israel.
  • ANZAC Day reminds Sabah to develop sense of togetherness

    ANZAC Day reminds Sabah to develop sense of togetherness

    Thousands of people across the Lockyer Valley have gathered at dawn services today to honour Australian servicemen and women and commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli.
    OnePlus 6 will feature glass back design

    OnePlus 6 will feature glass back design

    The report further stated that the said reader has been selected by the company for its new Lab programme which began last week. Lau says that OnePlus tested more than 70 glass prototypes before settling on the one it's going to use for the final product.
    Spotify makes improvements to its ad-supported experience

    Spotify makes improvements to its ad-supported experience

    Now that Spotify is officially a public company , it has to continually make more money year-over-year to appease shareholders. While the basic goal of the app remains the same, it has undergone various changes which would benefit the free subscriber.