Bill Cosby lashes out in expletive-laden tirade after sex assault conviction
27 April, 2018, 01:00 | Author: Ann Santiago
Cosby's lawyers also suggested to jurors that the incident could not have happened the way she said it did, even hinting that there is a chance Cosby was not in the Philadelphia area around the time Constand said she was assaulted. She says her clients are grateful to the jury for seeing past "his defence attorney's lies".
And she slammed the #MeToo movement itself, calling Cosby its victim and likening it to a witch hunt or a lynching.
He was found guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
For UConn, the revocation of Cosby's degree was the first time the school had ever taken such punitive action.
Cosby stared straight ahead as the verdict was read but moments later lashed out loudly at District Attorney Kevin Steele after the prosecutor demanded the former TV star be sent immediately to jail. Cosby shouted, "I'm sick of him!"
Cosby was allowed to go home after surrendering his passport but will be sentenced at a later date.
Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman 14 years ago.
Shrieks erupted in the courtroom when the verdict was announced, and some of his accusers whimpered and cried.
Judge Steven O'Neill told the panel of seven men and five women that it was "an extraordinarily hard case".
"The conviction of Bill Cosby on all three counts of assault is vindication for his many victims and the service of justice for Mr. Cosby's heinous and cruel crimes", said Governor Wolf.
Constand, the only Cosby accuser whose case has triggered criminal charges, took the stand for the prosecution over two days, as she did during the first trial. Constand was a "con artist", they argued, who wanted a piece of Cosby's fortune.
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