Thursday, April 26, 2018

Bill Cosby convicted! #MeToo, #TimesUp!

Ashley Wells, Crystal Quintero, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly; Associated Press

Bill Cosby's sex assault trial now in hands of jury (NBC News) The fate of Bill Cosby was once again in the hands of a jury after a dramatic retrial at which the American comedian was accused of [serial rape and] sexual assault by multiple women.

[Gloria Allred is delighted more than she has ever been in her 40-year career as a lawyer defending and profiting from women.]

...Defense attorneys attacked her testimony by pointing out that she has a prior conviction for making false statements to police. O'Neill told jurors that... 

Cosby, like Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood types, has been the subject of much publicized sexual assault allegations. With the earliest incidents allegedly taking place in the mid-1960s, Cosby has been accused by at least 50 women of rape, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse (molestation), and sexual misconduct. 

"I want to see a serial rapist convicted!" proclaims a prosecution witness... (Washington Post) NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - A former actress who has accused Bill Cosby of rape drew gasps from the courtroom audience Wednesday when she declared, “I want to see a serial rapist convicted!” The blunt statement from Heidi Thomas served as a dramatic exclamation point to a cross-examination that... 

Bill Cosby: A 50-year chronicle of accusations and accomplishments (LA Times) A look at milestones in Bill Cosby's career, as well as the timing of alleged sexual assaults. ...Judge Steven T. O'Neill declared a mistrial in the sexual assault case against...

Convicted on three counts, sent home until sentencing
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