Bill Cosby is about to face sentencing. The disgraced comedic legend will stand before a judge on Monday to fight against the “sex offender” label. Cosby’s attorneys intend to argue that the state’s sex-reporting law is unconstitutional for its negative categorization of defendants, and the subsequent effects.
Demetra Mehta, Cosby’s lawyer, stated that “it’s the modern-day version of a scarlet letter.” The state of Pennsylvania’s sex-offender board is clamoring for Bill to be labeled as a sexual predator, inclined toward sexually deviant behavior as if he has a mental disorder.
However, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill will determine if such an allegation holds any water. Judge O’Neill has had authority over the case for three years, after police arrested Cosby in December 2015 as well as during his trial in 2017 which ended in gridlock.
Reportedly, Cosby is facing a punishment as severe as anything between thirty years of prison, or merely probation. However, If the judge won’t give him an appropriate sentence, political protests are probable, due to the prolific and contentious nature of the case.
During the court proceedings, Cosby admitted giving women drugs but added that he never took the drugs because he wanted to stay in control of himself.
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Regardless, Mr. Cosby’s reputation as the “father of America” has come crashing to an end, ever since the viral video of Hannibal Buress’ stand-up routine back in 2014.
Following the popularity of the video, women came out of the woodwork to accuse Mr. Cosby of many crimes, ranging from sexual harassment, assault, all the way to drugging and raping.
Incidentally, the tarnishing of Cosby’s reputation had after effects on those he worked with, including Mr. Geoffrey Owens, one of his former co-stars on The Cosby Show.
Photos of Owens while working at Trader Joes went viral, leading to an outpouring of support from the general public as well as celebrities. Mr. Owens claimed that after Cosby’s show was pulled off the air, he stopped receiving residual paychecks from the production’s syndication.