Bill Cosby’s publicist compares conviction to persecution of Jesus

Bill Cosby

The 81-year-old comedian - described as a "sexually violent predator" - was sentenced to three to 10 years in a state prison Tuesday for the 2004 sex assault of a Toronto woman.

Bill Cosby was sentenced to no less than three years and up to a maximum of 10 years in prison today following an April conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault of Andrea Constand. Vox reports that in addition to the prison sentence, the hearing also addressed "whether the extensive number of assault allegations against Cosby qualified him as a 'sexually violent predator, ' a designation that would require Cosby to register as a sex offender, regularly check in with state police, and undergo counseling." .

Prosecutors have asked for the comedian to be sentenced to five to 10 years behind bars, while his lawyers asked for house arrest, arguing the legally blind Cosby is too old and helpless to do time in prison.

Cosby was found guilty in April of molesting Constand, who had been operations manager of the women's basketball team at Temple University, where Cosby had been a major supporter and donor. She is one of about 60 women who have accused Cosby of drugging and violating them over the past 50 years.

The retrial was hailed as a victory for the #MeToo movement, but given that the trial's outcome indicated that Cosby could be sentenced to a more than a decade in prison, some might be disappointed in the actual sentence that was handed to "America's Dad".

The comedian's first trial in 2017 ended in a hung jury.

On Monday, Green urged Judge Steven O'Neill to ignore the protests and activism surrounding the case and send Cosby home.

Bill Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt said outside a Pennsylvania courtroom Tuesday: "Mr Cosby knows that God is watching over him. he knows that these are lies".

A judge has ruled that Bill Cosby is a "sexually violent predator".

Defense attorneys challenged Dudley's assessment that he would reoffend, saying that his age and blindness made it unlikely. While the defence asked their client to remain under house arrest pending an appeal, the judge ordered him to be remanded into custody. Timothy P. Foley, a licensed psychologist who met with Cosby, testified for the defense on Tuesday that sex offense recidivism becomes "almost negligible" for people over the age of 70. O'Neill allowed five of them to testify at trial, while others came to watch the court proceedings. On Day 1 of the sentencing, the comic laughed at times as the psychologist on the stand for the state portrayed him as a sexual predator with signs of a mental disorder. She testified that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at his Philadelphia home.

Ms Constand, now 45, said she has suffered with anxiety and self-doubt for years in a statement submitted to the court. "The victims cannot be unraped, all we can do is hold the perpetrators responsible".

Steele said, "He was good at hiding this for a long time - good at suppressing this for a long time.So it's taken a long time to get there".

Cosby broke barriers in the 1960s as the first black actor to star in a network show.

Related News:

  • Klopp says Liverpool targeted PSG star

    Klopp says Liverpool targeted PSG star

    Roberto Firmino came off the bench to net a dramatic stoppage-time victor at Anfield after PSG had battled back from 2-0 down. But, it's early days and it's only one game so we're not going to get too excited.
    Patriots Acquire WR Josh Gordon From Browns

    Patriots Acquire WR Josh Gordon From Browns

    The Browns made it known over the weekend that they were planning to release Gordon if they couldn't trade him. New England traded for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon to sure up its ailing receiving corps.
    Rockfall at Shipwreck Beach in Zante terrifies tourists

    Rockfall at Shipwreck Beach in Zante terrifies tourists

    The spot is popular with tourists and locals, who get to the cove either on small tourist or private boats . Rescue services employed sniffer dogs to search the beach itself for possible victims of the rockfall .
  • Trump Reaffirms Support for Kavanaugh After Second Accusation

    Trump Reaffirms Support for Kavanaugh After Second Accusation

    Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump in July to replace the vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired. He says, "Another student told him about the incident either on the night of the party or in the next day or two".
    SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

    SpaceX gets first private passenger for moon trip

    Details on when exactly the flight would take place are scant - as is information on when exactly the BFR will be built. The plan for lunar tourism was postponed until at least mid-2019 or longer, a spokesperson told WSJ in June.
    Wall Street falls as Trump greenlights China tariffs

    Wall Street falls as Trump greenlights China tariffs

    Some of them have criticized Trump's tactics but many echo US complaints about Chinese market barriers and industrial strategy. Beebe said that could be the consequences of price increases or the psychology around how people make purchasing decisions.
  • Bill Belichick finally discusses Josh Gordon, but doesn't say much

    Bill Belichick finally discusses Josh Gordon, but doesn't say much

    He was signed by New England on August 27, 2018, released on September 1, and added to the practice squad on September 12. If Gordon is active for 10 games, the Browns will receive a fifth-round pick, but if not it becomes a seventh-rounder.
    Cleveland Browns: 4 potential trade partners for Josh Gordon

    Cleveland Browns: 4 potential trade partners for Josh Gordon

    Gordon, of course, wouldn't fix that issue for the Giants and, instead, just give them another impending headache to worry about. Details are slowly starting to emerge surrounding the Cleveland Browns' shocking decision to move on from Josh Gordon .
    IPhone XR: Apple unveils iPhone XR starting at £749

    IPhone XR: Apple unveils iPhone XR starting at £749

    Apple has made a number of sweeping improvements to its Apple Watch , with more focus on health and fitness in Series 4. The iPhone XR will be released next month with pre-orders starting on 19 October 2018 in first wave countries.
  • FREE BEER: The Browns finally won a game

    FREE BEER: The Browns finally won a game

    The fan then dropped the animal in a box provided by security. "He comes to me and says, 'Your ass better throw me that ball". There were 10 fridges across Northeast Ohio, under lock and key until the team's first regular-season win this season.
    Mary Poppins Returns In First, Heart-Wrenching Trailer

    Mary Poppins Returns In First, Heart-Wrenching Trailer

    The creators and stars of the original " Mary Poppins " were the winners of numerous awards, including five Academy Awards. We'll get to see Mary Poppins flying high above the skies of London with her trusty umbrella soon enough.
    Killer storm Florence turning into 'flood event'

    Killer storm Florence turning into 'flood event'

    It is believed he died after he was blown down while going outside to check on his dogs. "Honestly, I grew up in Wilmington". The few cars out on a main street in Wilmington had to swerve to avoid fallen trees, metal debris and power lines.


Most liked

Pogba Blasts Mourinho's Tactics For United
Despite their domestic struggles, the club won its opening Champions League game of the season 3-0 last week. And Foden rounded off a fine individual display with his first senior goal for the club in stoppage time.

Paul Pogba tweets after he is criticised for comments about United's tactics
Too often against Wolves , Pogba would pick up the ball and be confronted with a plethora of static United bodies. If there was an award for the best bargain of the season, Moutinho would be the front-runner right now.

Trump's tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese imports kick in
Beijing's vice premier Liu He was proposed to meet with the Trump administration in Washington to have mid-level trade talks. Monday's increase leaves Beijing with about $40 billion of goods for penalties while the Washington has nearly $200 billion.

Beto O'Rourke debate; first debate for Texas Senator tonight
Of course, ridiculing O'Rourke for his name is a bold move for a man christened Rafael and makes Cruz seem a touch mean. Beto O'Rourke in Dallas as they tackled numerous topics that included immigration, guns and President Donald Trump .

Aaron Rodgers Concerned Knee Will Get Worse Over Season
Expect the Packers to run the ball more often Sunday than they did in their first two games, especially if they get an early lead. We'll see what happens to his ADP, which is currently sitting in the 8th round, but he now looks like just a later-round flier.

Christine Blasey Ford to testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh, 53, has denied Blasey's allegation and will be given the chance to respond to her testimony. Susan Collins of ME , who hasn't declared support for Kavanaugh, called the remark "appalling".

SC Congressman Makes Sexual Assault Joke About Kavanaugh Controversy
The woman's attorneys called the date set by Republicans "arbitrary", according to multiple United States news reports . Ford's legal team has said she strongly prefers that her allegations are fully investigated before she testifies.

Pressure Mounts On Republicans To Postpone Brett Kavanaugh Vote
The delay makes it increasingly hard for Kavanaugh to win approval by October 1, when the new session of the Supreme Court begins. Kavanaugh came to the White House amid the upheaval, but there was no immediate word on why or whether he had been summoned.

China says it will retaliate against new USA tariffs
That would raise the total affected by USA penalties to $517 billion - covering almost everything China sells the United States. Trump's leap from tariffs on $50 billion worth of goods to $250 billion worth of goods is a remarkable escalation.

PSG are favourites against Liverpool - Klopp
That leaves Klopp with Daniel Sturridge as the only option to spearhead the attack for his team , when PSG come visiting. Neymar is also well rested for PSG's group-stage opener in the Champions League .

Vikings sign Dan Bailey after waiving Daniel Carlson — Kicker carousel continues
Most recently, Blair Walsh missed a potential game-winning 27-yarder against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2016 Wild Card game. To make room for Bailey on the active roster, the Vikings released wide receiver Stacy Coley. "And then he's a fast guy".

Coastal communities prepare for Florence and Isaac
Lucia will be affected and passengers are advised to contact its reservation offices for rebooking on the next available service. Given its expected slow speed once it rolls ashore, they warned the heavy rain and storm could spread across a wide area.

Hurricane Florence: 'Catastrophic' storm surge could cause 3-metre-deep flooding
Calls for help kept coming in as the wind picked up and the tide arrived, said city public information officer Colleen Roberts. Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it was unclear how many did.

Rescheduled Nintendo Direct Takes Place Tonight & 7 Day Trial Of Switch Online
Thankfully, you won't have to pay the yearly or monthly subscription just yet in order to enjoy all of the service's offerings. Nintendo Switch Online will be available for £3.49 a month in the United Kingdom , £6.99 for three months, or £17.99 annually.

Asia Minute: Economics, Diplomacy and Military Exercises in Russia's Asia Pacific
Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in a sign of strengthening ties between the two Asian giants.