It seems Bill Cosby will not be collecting $200 as he passes GO on his way to jail.
Cosby, on trial again for sexual assault has been convicted on three counts of drugging and molesting a woman. AS the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo campaign—he could end up spending his final years in prison.
A jury concluded America’s favorite TV dad was guilty of sexually violating a Temple University employee at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Since the beginning of the accusations—Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual.
This verdict comes a year after a judge declared a mistrial due to a hung jury in the first trial involving Cosby. Prosecutors put five other women on the stand who testified that Cosby, married for 54 years, drugged, and violated them, too. One of those women asked him through her tears, “You remember, don’t you, Mr. Cosby?”
The jury panel included seven men and five women who deliberated for 14 hours over two days. Cosby could get up to 10 years in prison on each of the counts of aggravated indecent assault.
This criminal case to arose from a barrage of allegations from more than 60 women who said the former TV star drugged and molested them over a span of five decades.
Cosby joins the rapid succession of powerful men brought to the forefront of the sexual misconduct occurring in Hollywood. Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Russell Simmons, Kevin Spacy, and Bill O’Reilly were also named during the campaign.
Cosby has been released on bail and will be allowed to reside in his home until his sentencing.
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