UPDATE 2:35 P.M. EST: Reports are now coming in that Cosby went ballistic in the courtroom shortly after the verdict was read.
After sitting quietly the rest of the proceedings, Cosby stood up and “erupted” when prosecutor Kevin Steele asked that his bail be revoked, saying he was a flight risk. Cosby is quoted as yelling:
“Doesn’t matter that I have a plane, asshole!
I’m sick of him!”
The judge ruled Cosby will remain free pending sentencing. So he might as well get all his shouting out now.
Bill Cosby guilty!
After years of evasion, the disgraced comedian is finally facing justice, as the jury in his rape retrial came back with a verdict of guilty on ALL COUNTS.
Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand based on her claim he drugged and raped her in 2004.
The 80-year-old is potentially facing a sentence tantamount to life in prison — 10 years for each charge.
If anything this seems like he’s getting off light; Cosby has been accused by dozens of women, five of whom took the stand during the trial to show the star’s pattern of behavior.
Jurors reportedly came back after a few hours to ask for the legal definition of “consent”; the judge told them only to use their “common sense.” Yes. Unconscious people cannot give consent. Not too difficult.
Thankfully they seem to have made the right call. What do YOU think of this verdict?
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