Jury has reached verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial

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After 14 hours of deliberation, the jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial has reached a verdict, and Cosby has been found guilty of all charges.

Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Bill Cosby gave a weird response after his retrial on Thursday, where a jury found him guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

In a deposition he gave over a decade ago as part of Constand's lawsuit, Cosby acknowledged he had obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with, "the same as a person would say, 'Have a drink.'" The sedative was a popular party drug before it was banned in the USA more than 30 years ago.


No criminal charges were brought at the time of Constand's assault in 2004, and after she settled her civil lawsuit the next year in exchange for her silence, that's where it would have likely stayed.

In 2017, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele - who vowed to prosecute Cosby while campaigning for office - filed his case.

Sentencing was expected within 60 to 90 days, after Cosby submits to a "sexually violent predator assessment".

Deadline shares that Bounce has been airing reruns of The Cosby Show since 2016 while many other networks had dropped the show from their lineups once the sexual assault allegations surfaced in 2015.


At Cosby's first trial, which ended in a deadlocked jury less than a year ago, only one additional accuser was allowed to testify.

Ms Constand, a former operations manager of the women's basketball team at Temple University, said she became close with Cosby, who she viewed as a mentor. "She was the first courageous person who stood up in public and went to authorities and said, 'Bill Cosby drugged and raped me'".

"Mob rule is not due process", defense lawyer Kathleen Bliss said, referring to the #MeToo movement. Constand is a con artist, they argued, who wanted a piece of Cosby's fortune.


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