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Cosby’s lawyers, claim unfair trial, seek to overturn sex assault conviction

Legal experts have said Cosby's best chance on appeal is to challenge Judge Steven O'Neill's decision permitting other alleged victims to testify.

US Supreme Court rebuffs defamation suit against Cosby

The justices is turning away an appeal by Kathrine McKee, an actress and former Las Vegas showgirl, of a lower court ruling in Massachusetts that threw out her lawsuit.

Bill Cosby sells painting, takes loan on vast art collection

Part of the Cosbys’ collection was on loan to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art several years ago, generating controversy for the Washington institution as accusations against the entertainer snowballed.

Bill Cosby seeks new sexual assault trial, reduced prison sentence

Even if the judge rejects their request for a new trial, the attorneys say his sentence should be vacated and reduced.

Bill Cosby jailed for up to 10 years for sexual assault

More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual abuse going back decades, with most complaints too old to prosecute.

Judge to sentence Bill Cosby for sexual assault, capping his downfall

Cosby's first trial in 2017 ended in a mistrial when jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict.

Cosby risks sentence of up to 10 years

The prosecution also wants Cosby slapped on a list of violent sexual predators, as recommended by a state board.

Cosby sentencing is new milestone for #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement has permanently altered the way the US reckons with sexual misconduct by powerful men.

Judge nixes Cosby request to step down; sentencing Monday

A jury this spring convicted Cosby of drugging and molesting a woman friend at his home in 2004.

US judge sets Cosby sentencing for September 24-25

Bill Cosby faces a sentence of up to 30 years for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Kennedy Center rescinds top prizes bestowed on Bill Cosby

Last week, Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the Oscars, expelled Cosby.

Three accusers build ‘serial’ case against Cosby

Three women who say Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them in the 1980s gave dramatic and tearful testimony in court Wednesday, as prosecutors sharpened attempts to portray him as a serial predator.

Cosby returns to Pennsylvania court for retrial on sex assault charges

Bill Cosby's retrial on charges of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand has begun.

US judge delays Cosby trial few days, not 3 months

Judge Steven O'Neill has moved jury selection to April 2 instead of March 29 as originally scheduled, to hear outstanding pre-trial motions on March 29 and 30.

Bill Cosby will fight bid to call more accusers at sexual...

Bill Cosby's first trial ended in a mistrial in June 2017 when jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

Cosby performs for first time since assault charge

Bill Cosby's last performance had been in May 2015.

Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby

In civil lawsuits, plaintiffs need only show weight of evidence is on their side, as opposed to criminal cases where claims must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sex assault case as jury deadlocks

Cosby has said any sexual activity was consensual. He still faces at least four civil lawsuits from at least 10 accusers.

Washington bar creates a stir with ‘Pill Cosby’ drink

A bar in the US capital created a stir -- and eventually apologized -- for offering a drink dubbed "Pill Cosby" that included empty capsules floating in the cocktail.

Judge allows Cosby to sue rape accuser over tweets

Cosby's defense team claimed that Constand breached the confidentiality provision of a settlement agreement reached a decade ago.