Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting woman

Bill Cosby: more than 40 women have accused the 80-year-old of sexual assault

Bill Cosby: more than 40 women have accused the 80-year-old of sexual assault

Friday, April 27, 2018

US comedian Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

A jury outside Philadelphia convicted the Cosby Show star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, finding him guilty less than a year after another jury was deadlocked on the charges.

Cosby, 80, was charged with assaulting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

His lawyer called Ms Constand a "con artist" who had levelled false accusations against Cosby so she could sue him.

Cosby could get up to 10 years in prison for each count.

The comedian stood up and reacted angrily after jurors left the courtroom, using an expletive to refer to District Attorney Kevin Steele, who was arguing to revoke Cosby's bail. Cosby shouted: "I'm sick of him."

The judge ruled that Cosby will remain free pending sentencing.

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