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Posted Tuesday 9/25/18 at 2:38PM EDT
Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison for 2004 sexual assault
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Prosecutors had asked that the comedy icon and former The Cosby Show star be sentenced to the maximum 10 years in prison for his conviction for three counts of sexual assault for raping Andrea Constand while she was unconscious in 2004. "I'm not going to treat him any differently than anyone who comes in here," Judge Steven T. O'Neill said in announcing Cosby will serve three to 10 years in state prison. "There are people in jails all over the state who think they should have bail while they appeal." "The 81-year-old entertainer showed little reaction as the sentence was announced in a packed Norristown courtroom, casting his eyes down at the defense table," reported the Philadelphia Inquirer. The sentencing came hours after the judge ruled that Cosby will be designated a sexually violent predator, which would require him to register with local authorities after his release from prison. At one point, Cosby asked, “if I went from a city to another city, do I have to — even if it’s just overnight — I would have to advise the state police?” The prosecutor said he would need to. Before sentencing, Constand released a victim impact statement to the court, saying: “Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it.” UPDATE: Cosby denied bail and placed in handcuffs immediately.
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Dateline NBC's exclusive interview with Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand is another break from the show's true-crime mysteries
“Dateline is always a mix,” says Dateline executive producer Liz Cole. “We do many mysteries on Friday nights, and that’s the main thing you will continue to see, but when the opportunities present themselves for us to do these pieces where we can showcase unique reporting and exclusives, we will always be up for those.” ALSO: Constand tells Dateline: "I didn't think anybody would believe me."
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Dateline lands the first TV interview with the woman who got Bill Cosby convicted
Source: Page Six
Kate Snow will sit down with Andrea Constand, whose accusation that Cosby drugged and raped her in 2004 led to his conviction last month. The interview is set to air next week.
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Bill Cosby found guilty on all counts in sexual assault retrial
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
The iconic 80-year-old comedian who became "America's Dad" thanks to The Cosby Show was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, and now faces up to 10 years in prison. The former Temple University employee said she had looked at Cosby as a father-figure and mentor until the night in 2004 when the incident at his home took place. Numerous women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, but Constand's allegation was the only one to go to trial. The first trial ended in a hung jury last summer. Cosby's conviction is the first of the #MeToo era.