One hopes the 35 women that bravely told their stories in a stunning New York Magazine story, and the 60 - SIXTY - women cited in a USA Today story after Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in a state prison after being found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault ...
Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said Wednesday on NBC's "Today" that accuser Andrea Constand gave her strength as she went through the hard process of prosecuting Cosby. Prosecutors asked for five to 10 years behind bars, warning that he could still pose a threat to women.
Attorney Gloria Allred, left, comforts Chelan Lasha as she speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, in Norristown Pa., after Bill Cosby was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. "The time has come", O'Neill told him.
The punishment came at the end of a two-day hearing. "The day has come, the time has come". His wife of 54 years, Camille, was not in court. The comedian once known as "America's Dad" was led out of the Norriston, Pennsylvania, courtroom in handcuffs shortly thereafter.
Cosby will spend the first few days of his prison sentence at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility outside Philadelphia.
Cosby's lawyers have already said they plan to appeal his conviction, and he has denied any wrongdoing.
The first African American actor to grace primetime USA television and the man who personified upper-middle-class black family bliss on television is now a frail sex offender headed to a state prison.
Constand's was the only case that was within the statute of limitations, and is so far the only criminal case filed against him.
"Mr Cosby, any comments sir?" a reporter asked.
Judge Steven O'Neill also ruled that Cosby qualified as a "sexually violent predator" under state law.
More than 50 other women have also accused Cosby of sexual abuse going back decades, with most complaints too old to prosecute. So it is unclear whether Cosby will get the opportunity to stay out of prison for the time being.
On Tuesday, Wyatt, the publicist, alleged that three psychologists who testified in the trial were seeking to "make money off of accusing black men of being sexual predators".
In a 2014 interview with ET Online, Dickinson said Cosby drugged and raped her in 1982 after dinner in Lake Tahoe. The hearing started with the Judge ruling Cosby a violent sexual offender, which means Bill will have to report for counseling Monday for the rest of his life. "He robbed me of my health and vitality, my open nature, and my trust in myself and others", she added in a five-page victim impact statement.
"It was very touching", Feden said of that credit from her superior.
Constand says she now lives alone with her two dogs, "stuck in a holding pattern" as a middle-aged woman because she has trouble trusting people.
Cosby did not testify at trial.
Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman.