Bill Cosby had some choice words in court Thursday after his sexual assault conviction.
The disgraced comedian who was once called “America’s Dad” screamed that the district attorney in his case is an “asshole” soon after a jury convicted Cosby of drugging and assaulting a woman.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele told the judge that Cosby, 80, should immediately be put in custody because he has access to an airplane and could flee before his sentencing.
“He doesn’t have a plane, you asshole!” Cosby roared back, apparently referring to himself in the third person.
He also yelled “I’m sick of him!” according to multiple reports from the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Judge Steven T. O’Neill told Cosby, “Enough of that.” He said Cosby could be released on $1 million bail, but must remain in his home while authorities hold his passport.
A sentencing date has not been set.
Cosby was convicted of three counts —
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Comedian Bill Cosby has faced a handful of accusations of sexual assault in the past, which allegedly includes the drugging of several women for the purposes of non-consensual sex. Cosby has been embroiled in legal battles to fight against the accusations. Now, prosecutors are calling for an additional 19 women to offer testimony on the matter.
According to Jezebel, District Attorney Kevin Steele is calling on more than a dozen women to testify about Cosby’s use of drugs and sexual assault at Cosby’s retrial. The request was reportedly filed yesterday in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
During Cosby’s first trial, which ended in a mistrial, only one woman was allowed to offer testimony on the subject of Cosby’s use of drugs and subsequent attacks on women. Steele had originally requested testimony from 13 women and was denied, reported The New York Times.
Gloria Allred, the attorney representing some of the women coming
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Bill Cosby‘s lawyer is speaking out following Saturday’s mistrial. Attorney Brian McMonagle says that the sexual abuse trial, in which the 79-year-old comedian was accused of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, was “unfair.”
“Imagine it’s you being asked to defend age-old accusations — how do you defend that?” the attorney said to CNN. “Mr. Cosby is fortunate he is able to afford good counsel and has resources to conduct investigations.”
The lawyer said that Cosby’s ailing health—he is legally blind and uses a cane—made the trial difficult to endure. “(It was) hard on him. When he got there, he had been awakened at home by us, told that he had to get here. He’s blind, he’s about 80 years old and my heart really broke for him that day. When we got there we didn’t have security and people were diving on our cars. I’ve handled a lot
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Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill declared a mistrial on Saturday in the case against Bill Cosby after the jury was unable to reach a verdict.
As CNN reported, Cosby faced three charges of aggravated indecent assault. After 52 hours of deliberation, the jury of five women and seven men was unable to come to a unanimous decision regarding whether Cosby was guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.
Following the announcement of the mistrial, prosecutors announced that they will be retrying the case. The judge declared he will try to reschedule a new trial within 120 days.
Cosby’s wife, Camille, spoke out against the judicial system and media in a statement. “How do I describe the District Attorney? Heinously and exploitively ambitious. How do I describe the judge? Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the District Attorney. How do I describe the counsels for the accusers? Totally unethical,” she said
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Bill Cosby‘s wife is showing her support during his current sexual assault trial, walking arm-in-arm with the comedian today as he headed in to his trial. According to ABC News, this is Camille’s first time attending the proceedings in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Bill Cosby did not testify during the trial and has pled not guilty. The plaintiff, Andrea Constand, testified that Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 2004. “In my head I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move, but I was frozen and those [mental] messages didn’t get there and I was very limp, so I wasn’t able to fight him,” she said. “I wanted it to stop.”
Cosby has been accused by over 50 women of drugging or sexual misconduct. He has denied the allegations.
In the last hours the defense rested after calling just one witness, a detective. The prosecution rested its case last Friday
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