Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand nearly fifteen years ago in the re-trial which followed the gridlocked case in 2017. It was a massive success for the plethora of women who’ve accused him of rape, assault, harassment, and drugging.
Reportedly, the jury at the Montgomery County Courthouse in a small town near Philadelphia agreed that Bill is guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea – a woman whom he worked with over the years, or rather, mentored.
According to the New York Times, Bill is “guilty of penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious, and penetration after giving an intoxicant.” All of the aforementioned charges are punishable by sentences of 10 years in prison.
As it was mentioned at the beginning of the article, the last court case in the summer of 2017 ended in gridlock, with the jury unable to come to a unanimous decision after six days of speaking amongst each other.
Mr. Cosby looked down at the ground when the verdict was read to him and the women in the back could be heard cheering momentarily but became quiet shortly after.
The judge presiding over the case, Steven T. O’Neill, said it was an “extraordinarily difficult case.” Cosby’s public image before the Hannibal Burress video which went viral was one of an outstanding African-American figure with moral virtue.
However, after the comic admitted to giving women quaaludes in an effort to having sex with them, in addition to being accused of a plethora of individual crimes, Bill’s reputation is forever ruined, as well as that of the Cosby Show.
Cosby’s lawyers accused Andrea of being a “con-artist” with financial goals in mind. She intended to work her “famous mark” for a payday, the former comedian’s attorney’s proclaimed.