April 26, 2018
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Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexual assault on three counts after six women testified that the actor/comedian drugged and assaulted them.
Bill Cosby walks out of the courtroom after he was found guilty on all three counts in his indecent assault trial https://t.co/mm3DEXzIGN pic.twitter.com/0MPsofgSDd
— CNN (@CNN) April 26, 2018
According to NBC News, “The jury returned with the guilty verdict Thursday afternoon after a second day of deliberations in which the judge read back testimony of the defense’s star witness, who testified that Cosby’s main accuser once said she could frame a “high-profile person.”
The 80-year-old was charged with three counts of aggravated assault against Andrea Constand, who claimed Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at his house in January 2004.
Some are calling this a victory for the #MeToo movement as Cosby is the first celebrity convicted of charges of sexual assault since the campaign started gaining popularity in the wake of allegations against Hollywood film executive Harvey Weinstein.
Time's up: Bill Cosby has been found guilty on all 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault; he faces up to 30 years in prison.
An important moment for the #MeToo movement. I hope his victims can now heal and move forward from this.
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) April 26, 2018
Earlier this year Cosby’s daughter Ensa died from renal disease. She was 44.
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