14:24, April 26 23 0 usmagazine.com

2018-04-26 14:24:04

 

Bill Cosby Found Guilty in Sexual Assault Trial

Bill Cosby has been found guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constant in 2004, CNN reports.

The 80-year-old disgraced comedian could face up to 10 years in prison for each count, according to the news outlet. A jury of seven men and five women reached the verdict after 14 hours of deliberation, the Associated Press reports.

Cosby’s retrial comes nearly 10 months after jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

Janice Dickinson was among five women who were subpoenaed to testify at the retrial. A source told Us Weekly that the a prosecutor in the case “flew to Los Angeles from Pennsylvania … to personally question and interview” Dickinson,” who previously claimed that Cosby raped her in 1982.

Cosby was previously found not guilty on all three counts in June after a mistrial.

As previously reported, the weeklong trial began on Monday, June 5, and Constand testified for eight hours over two days. Although more than 50 other women have accused Cosby of similar conduct, only one other accuser was allowed to testify for the prosecution. The defense called just one police witness, who testified for about five minutes. Cosby declined to take the stand in his own defense.

After the trial concluded on Monday, June 12, jurors deliberated for four hours before being sent back to their hotel, where they have been sequestered. They returned on Tuesday and asked Judge Steven O’Neill to read more from Cosby’s 2005 deposition about his relationship with Constand.

The Emmy winner’s wife, Camille Cosby, only accompanied the actor to court for one day of the trial, but she has stood behind her husband through his legal trouble. “Bill’s wife and daughters both fully support him,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly last week. The couple share four daughters, Erika, 52, Erinn, 50, Ensa, 44, and Evin, 40.

This breaking news report will be updated.