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UPDATED: Tue., June 23, 2020

Bill Cosby appeal will test scope of #MeToo prosecutions

In a stunning decision that could test the legal framework of #MeToo cases, Pennsylvania’s highest court will review the trial decision to let five other accusers testify at Bill Cosby’s …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Bill Cosby loses appeal of sexual assault conviction

A Pennsylvania appeals court rejected Bill Cosby’s bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday over issues including the trial judge’s decision to let five other accusers testify.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

How Clarence Thomas used Bill Cosby to call for a reconsideration of libel laws

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will not consider a defamation case involving Bill Cosby. But the announcement came with a twist: Justice Clarence Thomas called for a …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

Cosby judge rejects new trial bid; Camille Cosby sees bias

A judge on Tuesday rejected Bill Cosby’s bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing, leading the comedian’s wife, Camille, to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018

Charges rare for Hollywood figures in year since Harvey Weinstein

The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018

Bill Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming …

Psychologist: Cosby a predator with uncontrollable urges

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing opened Monday with a debate over whether the 81-year-old comedian should be declared a “sexually violent predator” – a scarlet letter that would make him subject …

UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018

Film Academy expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

The organization that bestows the Academy Awards announced Thursday that it has voted to expel two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, from its membership.

Wife: Cosby convicted by ‘mob justice, not real justice’

Bill Cosby’s wife called Thursday for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case that could put the 80-year-old comedian in prison …

Clarence Page: Don’t erase Bill Cosby’s poverty-fighting message

Looking back, it’s ironic to remember how the charges against Bill Cosby were not taken seriously until after they became a joke. The joke was told on a stage in …

UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018

Cosby confined to his home as team decries ‘public lynching’

Bill Cosby’s team blasted his sexual-assault trial as a “public lynching” Friday and began looking ahead to an appeal as the judge ordered house arrest for the 80-year-old comedian and …

UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018

‘The real Bill Cosby’: Comedian found guilty of sexual assault

Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who …

Bill Cosby’s lawyers get slammed by advocates for women

The sexual assault case against Bill Cosby went to the jury Wednesday as his lawyers came under heavy criticism for what some called a blatant attempt to “victim-shame” the parade …

UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018

Jury to deliberate after Cosby painted as predator, victim

Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments that portrayed the comedian both as a calculating predator who’s finally …

Cosby opts not to testify as defense rests case

Bill Cosby opted not to testify in his sexual assault retrial as his lawyers rested their case Monday, setting the stage for closing arguments and jury deliberations.

As Bill Cosby trial winds down, defense shifts strategy aiming to prove he was out of town

Bill Cosby’s lawyers shifted strategies at his retrial Friday, hoping to convince jurors that it was impossible for his sexual encounter with accuser Andrea Constand to have occurred when she …

UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018

Chief Cosby accuser says she was too weak to ‘fight him off’

Bill Cosby’s chief accuser took the witness stand Friday at his sexual assault retrial, declaring for a second jury that he knocked her out her with three blue pills and …

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

Model says Cosby raped her; chief accuser to testify Friday

The day before Bill Cosby’s chief accuser was to take the witness stand at his sexual assault retrial, a former model and TV personality on Thursday gave jurors her own …

Cosby prosecutors line up accusers after ‘con-artist’ attack

Prosecutors are rallying from a blistering defense attack on Bill Cosby’s chief accuser with a parade of women who say the comedian drugged and attacked them long before he met …

Bill Cosby’s sex-assault retrial won’t be like the first one

Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial is guaranteed to be anything but a rerun.

UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018

Bill Cosby trial judge delivers 2 big victories to defense

The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial gave his legal defense a huge boost Tuesday, ruling his lawyers can call a witness who says the accuser talked about framing …

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018

Most in Cosby jury pool have made up minds

Prosecutors and the defense began the difficult task of picking a jury for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial Monday amid a powerful #MeToo movement that has pierced the consciousness of …

UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018

Judge hints he may not allow Cosby quaalude testimony

The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial hinted Friday that he could keep jurors from hearing the comedian’s prior testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex, a potential …

Cosby lawyers fight to block testimony from other accusers

Bill Cosby’s lawyers fought Tuesday to block a parade of women from testifying against him at his sexual assault retrial, saying the accusers are peddling “ancient allegations” that would prejudice …

Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa, 44, dies in Massachusetts

Bill Cosby’s 44-year-old daughter Ensa Cosby died Friday in Massachusetts from kidney disease, a spokesman for the comedian said Monday.

Cosby lawyers: Prosecutors withheld, destroyed key evidence

Bill Cosby’s lawyers have accused prosecutors of withholding and destroying evidence that they say could have helped the 80-year-old entertainer defend himself against charges he drugged and molested a woman …

Prosecutors want to call 19 other accusers at Cosby retrial

Prosecutors preparing for Bill Cosby’s retrial on sexual assault charges told a judge Thursday that they want to call 19 other accusers to try to show a pattern of “prior …

Kathleen Parker: Hypocrisy obsolete; predator era soon will be

If women didn’t want to play nasty with the boss, who could conjure dreams or nightmares with a phone call, they were finished.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017

Bill Cosby retrial delayed until 2018

A Montgomery County judge on Tuesday agreed to delay Bill Cosby’s retrial until early 2018, acting on a request from the entertainer’s new defense team.

Cosby hires Michael Jackson’s lawyer for sex assault retrial

Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson’s former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania.