Judge: Cosby’s actions ‘distinctive,’ became ‘a signature’

U.S. 05/14/19, 16:48

The Pennsylvania judge who presided over Bill Cosby's sex-assault case says he let five other accusers testify at Cosby's retrial because they showed his actions were "so distinctive" they became "a signature."A jury last year convicted Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004 after hearing from her ...

Bill Cosby fighting $1M/month legal bill in arbitration

U.S. 04/23/19, 08:24

A fee dispute between actor Bill Cosby and one in a string of law firms hired to address his legal problems shows the firm was billing Cosby $1 million a month in the run-up to his first sex assault trial.The imprisoned Cosby is challenging a California arbitration award that trims ...

Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

Entertainment 04/19/19, 15:25

Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after he was expelled for misconduct last year.Lawyers for the 85-year-old director filed documents Friday requesting that a court compel the academy to make him a member in good standing again.Nearly ...

Upset Bill Cosby says insurer settles another accuser’s suit

Entertainment 04/16/19, 10:29

Imprisoned actor Bill Cosby says his insurance company is settling another lawsuit filed by a female accuser without his permission.Cosby in a statement accuses American International Group Inc. of "egregious behavior." He says he could have proven he was in New York during the alleged 2008 encounter with 18-year-old Chloe ...

Filings: Bill Cosby agrees to settle 7 defamation lawsuits

Entertainment 04/05/19, 12:42

Bill Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by seven women who say he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations.Filings Friday in federal court in Springfield, Massachusetts, show the two sides have negotiated a settlement since Cosby went to prison last fall in a ...

Chicago prosecutors charge R. Kelly with abusing 4 victims

Entertainment 02/22/19, 17:03

R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, was charged Friday with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17. In a brief appearance ...

Bill Cosby, 81, moved to general unit at Pennsylvania prison

U.S. 02/07/19, 12:38

Bill Cosby has been moved to a general population unit as he serves three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault in Pennsylvania.The move last week comes after the 81-year-old actor spent about four months in special housing as he acclimated to the SCI-Phoenix in suburban Philadelphia.A state prison ...

Bill Cosby victim settles defamation suit with ex-prosecutor

Entertainment 01/31/19, 20:21

The victim in Bill Cosby's criminal sex-assault case has settled a defamation lawsuit against a former prosecutor who said she added details to her story over time.Andrea Constand's suit against Bruce Castor had been set for trial in April in Philadelphia after a federal judge refused to dismiss it. The ...

Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal

U.S. 12/11/18, 15:52

Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term.They've also asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this month to release the 81-year-old disgraced comedian from a ...

Cosby judge rejects new trial bid; Camille Cosby sees bias

Entertainment 10/23/18, 15:01

Bill Cosby's trial judge has rejected his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing after "an exhausting review" of post-trial motions, prompting Camille Cosby to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband.The judge's ruling Tuesday led Cosby's lawyers to file their appeal with the state Superior Court, ...

NOT REAL NEWS: Was Bill Cosby in a prison food fight?

Pennsylvania 10/11/18, 11:47

Comedian Bill Cosby, now inmate No. NN7687 in a Pennsylvania prison, was not slapped with a chicken patty during a food fight, despite stories circulating online.Reports claiming inmates were throwing food at the 81-year-old Cosby began circulating on online news sites and social media soon after he was sent to ...

Cosby lawyers ask court to void conviction, prison sentence

Entertainment 10/07/18, 09:54

Lawyers for Bill Cosby want a court to overturn the actor's conviction and three- to 10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case because of what they call a string of trial errors.The defense motion argues that trial Judge Steven O'Neill erred in declaring Cosby a sexually violent predator who ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

U.S. 09/29/18, 03:42

photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.This week's gallery includes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford during a Senate hearing; Bill Cosby after his sentencing for sexual assault; ...

Update: Prosecutor says accuser good with Cosby sentence

U.S. 09/26/18, 08:17

The Latest on the sentencing of Bill Cosby (all times local):7:50 a.m.A prosecutor who tried Bill Cosby in his sexual assault case says the comedian's chief accuser, Andrea Constand, told her she was happy with his three-to-10-year prison sentence.Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said Wednesday on NBC's "Today" ...

Cosby camp: Once-beloved actor a victim of racism, sexism

Entertainment 09/26/18, 02:46

A publicist for once-beloved actor Bill Cosby complained that the star's conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault stem from a racist and sexist justice system.Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018 in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to ...

Reactions to Bill Cosby getting 3 to 10 years in prison

Entertainment 09/25/18, 16:09

Reactions to a judge on Tuesday sentencing Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman:"Today a PA court deemed #BillCosby a Violent Sexual Predator b4 sentencing him. For decades people maligned &decried his accusers as LIARS. It took 60+ accusers 2 finally ...

Andrea Constand’s impact statement: Bill Cosby ‘robbed me’

Basketball 09/25/18, 12:14

Victim impact statement by Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee whom Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting in 2004, as submitted in writing to the court at Cosby's sentencing Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania:To truly understand the impact that sexual assault has had on my life, you ...

Update: Cosby not expected to make courtroom statement

U.S. 09/25/18, 08:39

The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local):8:30 a.m.Bill Cosby doesn't plan to make a statement in court before he's sentenced for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman.Cosby returned to a suburban Philadelphia courthouse Tuesday to learn his fate for the 2004 attack. Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt says ...

Cosby’s day of reckoning comes after 3-year sex assault case

Entertainment 09/25/18, 01:46

Bill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman.The once-beloved actor and comedian, dubbed "America's Dad" for his role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the top-ranked, 1980s-era ...

The rise and fall of a pop culture icon

Entertainment 09/24/18, 21:39

Actor-comedian Bill Cosby and his wife Camille arrive at the TV Academy awards on Sept. 12, 1965. (AP Photo)Bill Cosby poses with his award for best actor in a TV series for his role in "I Spy," at the Emmy Awards in New York on May 22, 1966. (AP ...

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