Bill Cosby Found Guilty On Three Counts of Sexual Assault, Climaxing Years Of Victim Stories

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Bill Cosby Found Guilty On Three Counts of Sexual Assault, Climaxing Years Of Victim Stories

A Norristown, Pa jury found Bill Cosby, one of the world's best-known entertainers, guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his nearby home 14 years ago. The jury reached its verdict on its second day of deliberations at the Montgomery County Courthouse, convicting Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand. 

"The three counts — penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious, and penetration after administering an intoxicant — are felonies, each punishable by up to 10 years in state prison, though the sentences could be served concurrently", writes The New York Times.

The guilty verdicts are serious -- penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious, and penetration after administering an intoxicant -- are felonies, each carrying a prison sentence of up to 10 years. The sentences could be served concurrently. 

An earlier trial in the summer of 2017 ended with a deadlocked jury that deliberated for six days. 

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Yelena Yemchuk Eyes Lisa Bonet In 'A Life Less Ordinary' For Porter Edit March 9, 2018

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Yelena Yemchuk Eyes Lisa Bonet In 'A Life Less Ordinary' For Porter Edit March 9, 2018

Female actor, singer and artist Lisa Bonet covers the March 9, 2018 issue of Porter Edit. Tracy Taylor styles Lisa for 'A Life Less Ordinary' by Yelena Yemchuk. / Hair by Johnnie Sapong; makeup by Lisa Storey

In her interview, Bonet reflects on her seven-year role playing the strong-willed Denise Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show', working with now-disgraced and back in Philadelphia court, comedian Bill Cosby. 

“There was no knowledge on my part about [Cosby’s] specific actions, but… There was just energy. And that type of sinister, shadow energy cannot be concealed," Bonet told Porter Edit,adding that there was "always" a darkness around him. Bonet is hardly alone in her inability to reconcile the stories about Cosby with her memory of his actions on set.

Unlike Phylicia Rashad and Malcolm Jamal Warner, who have openly defended the comedian, Bonet has not, although she maintains that she never observed any inappropriate behavior on the set. "If I had anything more to reveal then it would have happened a long time ago. That’s my nature. The truth will set you free,” Bonet explains, reflecting on the 60 women who have made accusations against Bill Cosby.

Bonet does say that Cosby radiated an energy, a "sinister, shadow energy" that "cannot be concealed".  There was "always" a darkness around Cosby, Bonet maintains in her interview. 

Bill Cosby Set To Educate Young Men About Charges Of Rape For A Simple Touch

Just read these words. Does Cosby sound like he is a member of the alt-right? Cosby is launching a full-frontal, Trump-like assault on women, suggesting that a brush of the shoulder with a woman could get you on trial for rape. This is truly disgusting.

Looking marvelously better than during his trial, disgraced comedian Bill Cosby is hitting the road, playing the role of victim.

“Mr. Cosby wants to get back to work,” Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for Cosby, told a local Fox affiliate in Alabama on Thursday. “We are now planning town halls.... We’re going to talk to young people, because this is bigger than Bill Cosby. This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today. And they need to know what they're facing when they’re hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certan things that they should be doing. And it also affects married men.”

Boys Club | New York Magazine Assembles 35 Bill Cosby Accusers As CA Supreme Court Permits 15-Year-Old Girl Molestation Case To Move Forward

In an extraordinary piece of journalism, New York Magazine’s cover story addresses the stories of 35 individual women, ages 20s-80s, who claim that they were sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby.` Six women are also videotaped. This is the first time that all of the Cosby accusers willing to come forward have told their stories individually but in one centralized place.

Justice Dept Redefined Rape in 2012

It’s generally believed that this female gathering never would have happened without social media and a broadening of the definition of rape, as actioned by the Justice Department in 2012. The act of rape — previously considered only as a violent act of one person — a man — forcing himself sexually on another person — a woman — has been redefined and expanded by gender (women can rape men; men rape other men) and by sexual actions beyond vaginal penetration.

In the words of Susan B. Carbon of the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women, the redefinition of rape meant that “it’s rape even if you’re a man. It’s rape even if you are raped with an object and even if you were too drunk to consent.”

Too Drugged And/Or Drunk To Consent?

Although the criminal statute of limitations has expired on most of the alleged sexual assault incidents among the 35 women interviewed by New York Magazine, they are seeking justice in the court of public opinion. Note that some of the women have filed civil cases against Cosby with multiple lawyers representing them.

Cosby’s recent publicized 2005 admission that he procured at least seven prescriptions for quaaludes for the purpose of having sex with other women not his wife. caused four of the 35 women to come forward just last week.

“The group of women Cosby allegedly assaulted functions almost as a longitudinal study — both for how an individual woman, on her own, deals with such trauma over the decades and for how the culture at large has grappled with rape over the same time period,” writes New York Magazine. “In the ’60s, when the first alleged assault by Cosby occurred, rape was considered to be something violent committed by a stranger … But among younger women, and particularly online, there is a strong sense now that speaking up is the only thing to do, that a woman claiming her own victimhood is more powerful than any other weapon in the fight against rape.”

One Cosby accuser whose story isn’t told in the New York Magazine collection is Andrea Constand, the Temple University administrator and former college basketball player in Philadelphia, who reached a settlement with Cosby. It was the deposition in her case that was released last week by the New York Times.

In the past week Spelman College, a historically black women’s college in Atlanta, cut all ties to Cosby. The foundation was established by Cosby’s wife, Camille, in honor of her mother, as the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported; two of the comedian’s daughters attended Spelman.

In Philadelphia, a mural featuring Bill Cosby has been painted over.

Age 15 Molestation Case Moves Forward

As embarrassing as the Spelman decision is, Cosby’s attorneys lost a significant court battle in California last week when the state Supreme Court declined to hear a petition that would have overturned a case of a now 50’s woman who claims that Cosby molested her at age 15.

Charges of molesting young girls takes the Cosby allegations into new and sickening allegations.

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Boys Club | Cosby-Funded Smithsonian Art Exhibit Under A Cloud As More Damning Cosby Deposition Details Revealed

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Boys Club | Cosby-Funded Smithsonian Art Exhibit Under A Cloud As More Damning Cosby Deposition Details Revealed

Bill Cosby’s Damaging 2005 Philadelphia Deposition

Bill Cosby, in Deposition, Said He Used Fame and Drugs to Seduce Women New York Times

With the release of Bill Cosby’s 2005 Philadelphia deposition , details about his eventually settled sexual assault case with Andrea Constand — and other young women, too — are jaw- dropping.

Simply stated, there is very little difference between Cosby’s statements in the deposition and the claims of as many as 50 women who allege that Cosby drugged them and assaulted them under the pretense of mentoring and befriending. 

Cosby — and now his wife Camille — insists that all sexual acts were consensual, that the women willingly took the drugs to relax and engaged freely in sex-related activities with him. It’s revealed in the deposition, though, that when asked if Ms. Therese Serignese, who Cosby met at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1976, was able to consent to sex when he gave her quaaludes in 1976, Cosby responded “I don’t know.” Cosby offered Serignese money for good grades.

As we reported a week ago, Bill Cosby acknowledged acquiring seven prescriptions for quaaludes which could be used to drug his targets. The 78-year-old comedian and chief moralizer about good behavior to America’s African American community admitted only to giving Benadryl to Constandin an effort to relax her.

Smithsonian Stands Firm On Cosby-Financed Exhibition

Smithsonian To Post Sign At Exhibition Featuring Bill Cosby-Owned Art NPR

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington has refused to curtail its current exhibition ‘Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue’, posting instead a sign telling visitors that the exhibition including art owned by Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, is “fundamentally about the artworks and the artists who created them, not Mr. Cosby,” representatives for the Smithsonian Institution say.

The museum acknowledges that it has received $716,000 from the Cosby family — an amount that totally funded the entire exhibition that opened in November 2014 —, and the family’s views are heavily woven into the fabric of the show’s online publicity, wrote The Guardian’s Jonathan Jones.

Boys Club | Obama Weighs In On Rape | Petition To Take Back Cosby's Medal of Honor | How Complicit Is Camille Cosby In The Alleged Rapes of Women?

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The facts of comedian and Presidential Medal of Honor winner Bill Cosby’s rape allegations by countless — nearly 50 in some reports — women who continue to emerge from the shadows have not been adjudicated in a court of law.

The closest the public has come to learning of any admission of guilt from the nationally-beloved Cosby is a recently published Associated Press story revealing court documents from 2005 in which Cosby admitted under oath that years prior he gave quaaludes, a powerful relaxing and mood-altering drug, to women with whom he sought sex.

President Obama Comments Indirectly About Bill Cosby & Rape

This admission fueled growing demands that Cosby be stripped of his 2002 medal awarded him by then president George W. Bush. African American White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks April Ryan posed the question about President Obama’s possible revocation of Cosby’s medal.

President Obama responded:

“If you give a woman — or a man, for that matter — without his or her knowledge a drug and then have sex with that person without consent, that’s rape… . I think this country, any civilized country should have no tolerance for rape.”

Sens. Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY) & Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) Sign Petition

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Angela Rose, executive director of Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment, insists that the president could issue an executive order rescinding the medal, make a personal statement that it should be rescinded, or simply ask Cosby for the medal back.

Two senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) have signed Rose’s petition. Last week, a spokeswoman for Gillbrand, who is known — like McCaskill — for pushing for reform in how sexual assault allegations are handled in the military and on college and university campuses, told Politico that the senator supported a drive to strip Cosby of his medal “because we need to set a clear example that sexual assault will not be tolerated in this country, and someone who admitted using drugs for sex no longer deserves the nation’s highest honor.”

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