Whipp News: Bill Cosby Guilty

A Pennsylvania jury has found Bill Cosby guilty on all counts of indecent sexual assault in a retrial, after an earlier jury failed to a reach a verdict in June 2017.

The 80-year-old actor, best known for his role in the 1980s TV series The Cosby Show, was on trial for drugging and assaulting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004.

At the start of the retrial it was revealed that Cosby paid Constand almost $3.4m (US) in a civil settlement in 2006.

Around 60 women over several decades have accused Cosby of being a sexual predator, but statute of limitation laws mean that only one charge was taken to trial.

The conviction of Cosby is being hailed as the first big celebrity trial in the #MeToo era.

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