Verdict: Bill Cosby Was Found Guilty In Sexual Assault Trial And Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison
April 27, 2018 18:15 By Fabiosa
The trial against Bill Cosby is over. The case against America's previously favorite TV dad brought up years of alleged sexual misconduct and heartbreaking testimonies.
Due to the statute of limitations, Cosby's trial revolved around one case. Andrea Constand accused the famous actor of sexually assault at his home in 2004. Reportedly, there have been over 60 women who came forward with their tragic experiences.
The verdict is in
Bill Cosby was found guilty in all three counts of aggravated sexual assault on Andrea Constand. The 80-year-old actor should spend 30 years in prison. Throughout the entire trial, Cosby sat silently and refused to testify. However, moments after the verdict was announced, he broke down into a loud rant and even insulted the prosecutor.
One of Bill Cosby's accusers gave an interview after the trial was over.
I feel like I'm dreaming. I feel like my faith in humanity is restored.
Last year, the proceedings against Cosby ended in mistrial due to a different jury failing to reach an agreement. This time, the jurors deliberated for less than two days. Perhaps, the fact that judge allowed five other women to testify against the actor helped the case reach its conclusion.
Many celebrities reacted to news of Bill Cosby being found guilty with relief and gratitude to the justice system.
Thank you to the survivors. I know reliving these nightmares is debilitating. But you’ve made the world a little easier for future generations in holding this monster accountable. And as a mother, I appreciate that so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. #MeToo https://t.co/HegPehNgcQ— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) 26 апреля 2018 г.
To the survivors of his abuse, and to all survivors –whether you receive justice swiftly or many years down the road, know that we see you, we hear you, and we believe you. You matter and what happened to you matters. https://t.co/hOb8QUH8ti— Mariska Hargitay (@Mariska) 26 апреля 2018 г.
The state of America is this- Even with dozens of accusers we were all afraid Bill Cosby would walk.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) 26 апреля 2018 г.
Bill Cosby GUILTY on all 3 counts.— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) 26 апреля 2018 г.
THANK YOU Montgomery County prosecutors and police.
All the women who testified.
All 60 who have spoken out about Cosby.
All who have supported them.
The day has come. Justice delayed, but justice delivered.
In addition, public figures acknowledged the bravery of Cosby's victims. They reaffirmed that everyone is heard, and we need to put an end to any type of sexual misconduct.