Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sex assault

Brunilde Fioravanti
Settembre 25, 2018

Cosby was also labeled a sexually violent predator during his sentencing, meaning that he'll undergo counseling for the rest of his life.

She submitted a statement to the court outlining the horrors she has endured since that night in 2004.

"This judge. has actually given a rather lenient sentence", Napolitano said.

Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women of NY, praised Constand and each of the more than 60 women who have come forward to tell their stories about Cosby.

Former model Janice Dickinson, who was among the 60 or so women who have come forward to accuse Cosby of drugging and violating them over the past five decades, looked at Cosby and said: "Here's the last laugh pal". "Unfortunately, all we can do is hold the perpetrator accountable", said Gianna Constand, the trial victim's mother, who testified Monday that her daughter's buoyant personality was forever changed after the attack.

A judge made the ruling ahead of sentencing the comedian for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Cosby, he said, has shown repeatedly that he feels no remorse over his actions.

Defense attorney Joseph Green started the second day of Cosby's sentencing hearing by getting a psychologist for the state to acknowledge it's possible Cosby is in "full remission" from a psychological disorder she says gives him the uncontrollable urge to assault women.

Cosby's wife, Camille, has not been present at the sentencing.

Cosby is also required to check in with authorities quarterly, according to the AP.

The Cosby case "really raised awareness of the pervasiveness of. sexual misconduct against subordinates and against women of relatively less power", said Daniel Filler, dean of Drexel University's law school. But in April, when prosecutors claimed he had a private plane and asked the judge to revoke his bail, Cosby stood up in court and yelled, "He doesn't have a plane, you a**hole", referring to himself in the third person. The maximum possible sentence was five to 10 years behind bars. Meanwhile, Cosby's lawyers had pushed for house arrest, citing their client's blindness, advanced age and declining health.

The 81-year-old, once beloved as "America's Dad", is the first celebrity convicted and sentenced for a sex crime since the downfall of Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo movement and America's reckoning with sexual harassment.

"When the sexual assault happened, I was a young woman brimming with confidence and looking forward to a future bright with possibilities", she wrote in her five-page statement. ". Now, nearly 15 years later, I'm a middle aged woman who's been stuck in a holding pattern for most of her adult life, unable to heal fully or move forward".

"To say that he's too old to do that - to say that he should get a pass, because it's taken this long to catch up to what he's done?"

Cosby's first trial in 2017 ended in a mistrial when jurors could not reach a verdict. He said the Montgomery County district attorney used falsified evidence against his client, pointing to an audio recording Constand's mother, Gianna Constand, took of a phone conversation with Cosby about the assault.

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