Bill Cosby looked despondent in a mew mugshot photo that was taken at a jail near the Montgomery County courthouse in Philadelphia where he was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison.
The 81-year-old was convicted of three counts of drugging and molesting a former Temple University staffer at his home in 2004.
Cosby will spend the next 3 years at a state medical prison facility. He must serve at least 75% of the minimum 3 year sentence before he is eligible for release.
The comedian was reportedly served vanilla pudding on his first evening behind bars, according to The Blast. Cosby was a spokesman for Jell-O brand pudding for many years.
In addition to pudding, Cosby was fed a meal that consisted of a chicken patty with gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and an iced tea juice packet.
His menu will be upgraded when he is moved from jail to a state prison medical facility in Pennsylvania. Cosby is legally blind and he is reportedly in poor health.
60 women came forward to accuse the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting them over 4 decades.
Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and molesting former Temple University staffer Andrea Constand in his home in 2004, paid the alleged victim an undisclosed sum of $3.4 million in 2006 to settle a civil suit alleging he sexually assaulted her.
How is it that a case which was closed 12 years ago, could go to trial after being sealed? The proposal of the lawsuit called for depositions and other documents produced during the pretrial discovery phase to remain confidential for 14 days. Due to the confidentiality between all parties involved, certain documents from the case had been under seal until the Associated Press filed to unseal them following a flood of new allegations against the entertainer.
U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno decided to unseal the documents although the court rule state, that unless there is an objection, documents filed in the court will be unsealed automatically two years after the conclusion of litigation. Cosby’s lawyers objected of course but the judged unsealed the deposition anyway.
Was this a witch hunt or was justice served for the alleged victims?
Nicolle Rochelle, a 39-year-old actress who appeared in four episodes of “The Cosby Show” charged at Bill Cosby as he arrived at his sexual-assault retrial Monday morning. I thought the actress charged at him in protest because he raped her while on the show? Turns out this is not the case at all. Rochelle who is a member of an international feminist group was defending the alleged victims. Seriously?
What she did was pointless and asinine!! Rochelle was looking for her 15 minutes of fame, she is credited as Nicole Leach, who played a friend of Rudy’s on “The Cosby Show” in just four (4) episodes.
The looking for a come-up actress, jumped over a barricade outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in suburban Philadelphia and got within a few feet of the comedian, 80, who has been charged with drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. Rochelle, a resident of Little Falls, N.J., was obstructed by sheriff’s deputies and charged with disorderly conduct.
The jury in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case sent word to the judge that they are hopelessly deadlocked on day 4 of deliberations, meaning they can not unanimously reach a verdict on three counts. The judge ordered the jury to continue deliberations, saying it is too early to quit.
The panel of five women and seven men are sequestered at a Norristown, Pa. hotel, about 300 miles away from their homes in Allegheny County. The trial was moved from Allegheny County to Norristown because of concerns about pretrial publicity.
The 79-year-old comedian faces 10 years in prison if he is convicted of plying Andrea Constandt with drugs and sexually assaulting her in 2004. The former Temple University women’s basketball coach is among 10 women who accuse the television mogul of rape.
In riveting testimony Constand claimed Cosby gave her three blue pills that made her feel dizzy. She said she passed out and when she awakened her clothes were in disarray.
But Cosby denied giving Constand a date rape drug. He said he only wanted to make her “feel comfortable” so he gave her Benadryl.
“I wanted her to be comfortable and relaxed and be able to go to sleep after our necking session,” Cosby said in an earlier deposition.
Cosby’s defense rested on Monday after calling only one witness to testify on Cosby’s behalf. The defense later claimed they had a witness who was not permitted to testify.
In a sign of confidence, Cosby shouted his Fat Albert phrase “Hey, hey, hey!” when departing the courthouse on Tuesday.
Cosby’s wife Camille Cosby accompanied her husband to court on Monday. She has remained loyal to the Cosby Show star throughout his legal ordeal.
In minor related news, the White House confirmed Cosby will not be stripped of his Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The comedian was charged today for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 12 years ago — the first criminal charges brought against the comedian out of the torrent of allegations that destroyed his good-guy image as America’s #1 Dad.
This case sets the stage for perhaps the biggest Hollywood celebrity trial of this era and could send the 78-year-old “pudding pop” comedian to prison in the twilight of his life and barrier-breaking career.
Prosecutors accused him of rendering former Temple University employee Andrea Constand unable to resist, by plying her with pills and wine, then penetrating her with his fingers without her consent, when she was unconscious or unaware of what was happening.
She was “frozen, paralyzed, unable to move,” Montgomery County District Attorney-elect Kevin Steele said in announcing the charges. He said it is unclear what type of pills Constand was given, but he noted that Cosby has admitted giving Quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with.
Cosby acknowledged under oath a decade ago that he had sexual contact with Constand but said it was consensual. Calls to his attorneys were not immediately returned.
He is to be arraigned this afternoon on a charge of aggravated indecent assault, punishable by five to 10 years behind bars and a $25,000 fine.