Jury Finds Bill Cosby Guilty of Drugging and Raping Andrea Constand, Faces 30 Years in Prison - EBONY

Bill Cosby was found guilty on all three counts of drugging and raping Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004 on Thursday. He faces up to 30 years in prison, Buzzfeed News report.

The jury of seven men and five women reached the verdict after a day and a half of deliberations. During Cosby’s first rape trial last summer, a jury was unable to reach a decision and a mistrial was declared.



Constand, a former Temple University administrator, said that he assaulted her in his home 14 years ago, but the 80-year old comedian claimed that their sexual encounter was consensual and that he had only given Constand an over-the-counter allergy medication, according to USA Today.

Five women, who claimed that Cosby sexually assaulted them, were allowed to testify during the retrial about their alleged assault.

Cosby has been accused by more than 50 women of drugging and sexually assaulting them. Constand’s case was the only one to go to a criminal trial.

The Associated Press reports that following the verdict Cosby exploded on the prosecutors in an “expletive-laden tirade.”





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