GUILTY Bill Cosby -- Charged W/aggravated Sexual Assault/other Rape Allegations #6

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  1. Greater Than

    Greater Than <b><span style="color:#000099;">WS Senior Moderato

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    Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault

    December 30, 2015

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault in relation to a 2004 accusation in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

    Cosby, whose legacy as a comedian has been besmirched by multiple accusations of sexual assault, faces one felony charge of aggravated indecent assault.


    Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sex-assault trial

    June 17, 2017

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial Saturday after a jury was deadlocked on sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby, the comic legend whose legacy as a promoter of wholesome values has been tarnished by a years-long sex and drugging scandal.

    [...]

    Afterward, the prosecutor, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, announced in court that he will retry Cosby. Constand has already told him she is willing to testify again at a retrial. In the next 120 days, O’Neill will schedule a new trial to be held sometime in the next 12 months.



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  3. wendiesan

    wendiesan Active Member

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/bill-cosby-lawyer-not-speaking-town-halls-article-1.3281953
    [FONT=&quot]Bill Cosby is putting reports of a sex assault talking tour to bed.[/FONT]
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  4. mister happy

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    Cosby has become such a lame joke. SMH. It's clear that his own PR people put the "current propaganda" out there. I'd bet that his lawyers told him to cool the hubris and shut up. I believe he thinks a hung jury (one that was leaning towards guilty) means he was totally exonerated -- innocent as the day is long. NOT.
     
  5. wendiesan

    wendiesan Active Member

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/30/...osby-jurors-mistrial-wording-unconscious.html
    By GRAHAM BOWLEY and SOPHIE WODZAKJUNE 30, 2017


     
  6. jessie

    jessie Well-Known Member

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    May have been linked to already, but for those of us in UK at least this prog on tonight: It is on "Lifetime" channel. I think it is available on youtube anyway and a few years old, but we are a bit behind on this side of the pond. :blushing:

    Bill Cosby: The Women Speak
    Sunday 9pm

    Length 1 hour
    News & Documentaries, Features

    First-hand accounts from more than a dozen women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault shed new light on the downfall of one of America's most respected entertainers.
     
  7. paul1980

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    There should be no statute of limitations on rape. Too many of Cosby's victims have been denied justice.
     
  8. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    I read that retrial will be in November.

    Bill Cosby retrial begins in November on charges he sexually assaulted woman
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...xual-assault-retrial-november-andrea-constand

    Bill Cosby will be re-tried in November on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago, after a Pennsylvania jury deadlocked on the question after deliberating for six days.
    Cosby, who turns 80 in July, was ordered Thursday to be ready for trial on 6(th of) November.....



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  9. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Former Michael Jackson lawyer joins Cosby team
    Cosby facing retrial in November


    By Stephen Anthony Sobek
    There’s been a change on Bill Cosby’s legal team before his November retrial on sexual assault charges.

    The comedian has hired Michael Jackson’s former lawyer, Tom Mesereau, to lead a new defense team, The Associated Press reported Monday.

    Mesereau won an acquittal for Jackson in his 2004 child molestation trial, the AP said...

    https://www.clickondetroit.com/entertainment/former-michael-jackson-lawyer-joins-cosby-team
     
  10. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Cosby retrial date set for April
    Assault charges subject of mistrial in June


    (CNN) - Bill Cosby's retrial on aggravated indecent assault charges has been set to start April 2 in a suburban Philadelphia courtroom.

    Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O'Neill set the date in an order issued Friday. The order said jury selection questions and jury instructions must be submitted to the judge by March 15.

    The case centers on testimony from Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee who accuses Cosby of drugging and assaulting her in January 2004. Cosby's attorneys argued that the sexual contact was consensual.

    The famed comedian's trial on three counts of aggravated indecent assault ended in a mistrial in June. Jurors said they were deadlocked and could not come to a unanimous decision...

    https://www.clickondetroit.com/entertainment/cosby-retrial-date-set-for-april
     
  11. paul1980

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    Sadly, i think my instincts are right: Most white people can't empathise with Cosby's victims because they can't identify with them. For most white people to care, Cosby would had to have done something to one of his young co-stars on the Cosby Show.
     
  12. Laughing

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    I think anyone who has experienced or observed workplace bullying and/or inappropriately used power in the workplace/other setting can empathize with these survivors.

    JMHO YMMV LRR etc
     
  13. Richrd

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    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Bill Cosby performs at Philadelphia jazz club ahead of retrial in sex assault case

    Bill Cosby took the stage Monday at a jazz club in Philadelphia — in a rare public appearance just two months before jury selection is scheduled to begin in his retrial for a sexual assault case.

    Cosby, 80, cracked jokes, played with a jazz band and told stories about his childhood to a mostly friendly audience at LaRose Jazz Club for an event honoring the musician Tony Williams, NBC Philadelphia reported...

    https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/b...a-jazz-club-ahead-retrial-sex-assault-n840066
     
  16. Inthedetails

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    Noooo. Why?!?!?
     
  17. paul1980

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    He's *already* being rehabilitated?
     
  18. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    I read somewhere - sorry don't have article - has pretrial hearings on March 5 & 6, jury selection on March 29th, with trial on April 2nd.
     
  19. JerseyGirl

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    Bill Cosby's lawyers said that they would seek to delay his April 2 sexual assault retrial if some of his other accusers are given a chance to testify. His legal team raised the prospect of postponing the retrial in court papers that opposed a prosecution bid to let jurors hear from up to 19 other women who say Cosby drugged and molested them.

    Cosby's lawyers argued they would need extra time to look into the women's allegations if any of them were permitted to testify.

    Some of the allegations date to the 1960s, the lawyers wrote, and are "virtually impossible to defend against" now that memories have faded, some witnesses are dead and evidence is long gone.

    Judge Steven O'Neill is expected to rule next month on whether any of the accusers will be allowed to testify at the second trial. Jury selection is slated to begin March 29.

    http://6abc.com/entertainment/cosby-lawyers-delay-trial-if-other-accusers-get-to-testify/3049713/
     
  20. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Here's what's coming up next Monday & Tuesday:

    *Motion to Dismiss Re-Trial (@ ET) - PA - Andrea Constand (31 at the time) (Dec. 2003-Jan. 2004) - Bill Cosby (65 at time of crime/now 80) - charged with 3 felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. Pled not guilty; free on bail. Jury selection Mar. 29th, trial set for April 2nd, which "might" be delayed.
     
  21. Inthedetails

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    They are going to delay and delay for the rest of his life. Literally...for the rest of his life. I wouldn't be surprised if we never see a trial.

    jmopinion
     

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