Bill Cosby : the verdict is in for former star of the Cosby Show, accused of rape
Convicted of sexual assault, the american actor Bill Cosby has finally been sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 3 to 10 years. Was 81 years of age, it is a fatal fall.
Small in the back. In 2014, Bill Cosby is at the heart of a controversy gritty. While he was considered “God-the-father” as soon as there was talk of comedies and sitcoms, and here it is that he finds himself accused of several sexual assaults spread over dozens of years. All in all, it is almost 14 women (at the time) who accused him of rape, Barbara Bowman when she was a young teenager in 1985. Later, it was another victim who stands up, Joan Tarshis, who claims to have been drugged and then raped her in 1969.
Yet after some time, thecase of Bill Cosby resurfaced when the basketball player Andrea Constand did she also hear his voice on a assault dating back to 2004.
On the set of the Cosby Show
Since then, his trial had taken on a scale quite daunting in the wake of the movement #MeToo. In may 2018, the prestigious academy of the Oscars was to hear its verdict and vote for the expulsion of Bill Cosby, then a member of the committee. Today the axe fell for the old actor. The verdict was delivered on 25 September : Bill Cosby has been sentenced to a penalty of three to ten years of imprisonment for sexual assault. A sentence issued by a judge of Pennsylvania in the north-eastern United States.
It should be noted that Bill Cosby may, if it wishes, submit a request for release on parole after having spent three years in detention. A query that will then be the subject of an examination by a special commission. Later, if the actor continues to renew her request for parole, and that all his requests are denied, he will have to serve ten years of imprisonment. Note, however, that the penalty is far less than that initially planned, as it was then 30 years of criminal imprisonment.
I am innocent… except for one time at the cottage
In total, more than sixty women who are out of their silence to tell of their sexual assault. Between “victory”, “liberation” and “justice”, the alleged victims of Bill Cosby have all expressed their relief at the final render. And, even if they preferred a sentence of 30 years in prison, they are satisfied with the verdict.
From his side, the actor continues to deny the facts alleged against him, even if, however, he recognized in 2015 have drugged “at least” a woman for having sexual intercourse. If the actor is transformed, for the time being, in his silence, his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt explains :
“Mr. Cosby is going very well. It holds well on the move and knows that God is watching over him. He knows that these are lies”.
Andrew Wyatt also indicated that the defence would form of new way to challenge some points of the procedure.
During the “beautiful” time of the Cosby Show