Pennsylvania’s highest court has overturned comedian Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction. The court said Wednesday that they found an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.
A Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected Cosby’s bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction. The ruling today was being closely watched as Cosby was the first celebrity tried and convicted in the #MeToo era. Defense lawyers say the trial judge improperly allowed five other accusers to testify.
The punishment all but completed the dizzying, late-in-life fall from grace for the comedian, former TV star and breaker of racial barriers. “It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come,” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill said.
What to do with our fondness for the show is profoundly difficult — especially for African-Americans. Cosby knows what his work means, and he used it during the trial.
A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled Monday that attorneys for seven women suing Bill Cosby in Massachusetts for defamation can see much of the case file of a lawyer for the accuser in a 2005 sexual assault lawsuit against the comedian. Judge Anita Brody denied a request from Cosby to block a subpoena seeking the […]
Two more colleges announced Thursday they have rescinded honorary degrees given to Bill Cosby, adding to a growing list of schools distancing themselves from the entertainer embroiled in allegations of sexual assault. Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, said it withdrew an honorary doctorate of arts it conferred on Cosby in 2000, along with an award […]
As the comic’s pulled library collects dust at TV Land and Centric, Viacom has a difficult decision as morals clauses don’t exist to help recoup money on a tainted product.
The African-American targeted diginet had aired back-to-back episodes of “Cosby” each weekday at 5 p.m.
NBC’s decision to sever ties with the 77-year-old comedian comes in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual assault against him, two lawsuits and a complaint to Los Angeles police earlier this week from a woman who says the comedian sexually abused her in 2008.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby broke his silence amid a flood of rape accusations in a very brief interview with the New York Post‘s Page Six. “Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit by a woman who claims Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old has moved allegations of sexual misconduct against the comedian from the court of public opinion into the courthouse. Judy Huth’s lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles accuses Cosby of forcing her to perform a […]
Once reluctant to document uncorroborated claims of sexual violence, the news media has reshaped its approach — and rapidly.
Many journalists and biographers were in the know about the sexual assault accusations against Cosby. So what took so long for the story to become national news?
Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Boca Raton, said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. The allegations by Serignese and three others are similar.
The announcement by the cable channel on Wednesday follows news the same day that NBC canceled a planned sitcom with Bill Cosby after another allegation of assault by the comedian was made public.
NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday a planned Bill Cosby sitcom “is no longer under development,” and had no further comment. The announcement came after Netflix announced late Tuesday that it was postponing the Nov. 27 premiere of a new Cosby standup comedy special.
NEW YORK (AP) — Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault. In an “Entertainment Tonight” interview that aired Tuesday, Dickinson said that the 1982 incident occurred in Lake Tahoe, California, where he was appearing. She told the TV newsmagazine that she […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said it is postponing Bill Cosby’s upcoming standup comedy special, a decision that followed a growing number of allegations that the famed entertainer sexually assaulted women. In a brief statement late Tuesday, the company said the scheduled Nov. 27 premiere of the special, “Bill Cosby 77,” was being postponed but […]
For the second time in a little over a year, NBC is facing a controversy over a project it had announced with fanfare at the summer TCA press tour. Last year, it was a Hillary Clinton miniseries starring Diane Lane. After two months of relentless pressure from the Republican National Committee, the network scrapped it. This time it is a family sitcom starring Bill Cosby. In July, NBC executives touted the project as being on track for a series launch in summer or fall 2015. That plan may now be derailed by resurfaced rape accusations against the comedian.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Cosby’s upcoming appearance on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades. Cosby spokesman David Brokaw confirmed Friday night that Cosby would not appear next Wednesday as previously scheduled. He did not say why. […]
The series, described as a “classic, extended-family sitcom” with Bill Cosby as the patriarch, is currently in the writing stage, NBC executives said at Sunday’s session of the summer TV critics’ tour. It was first announced in January.
The network has made a deal for a half-hour family comedy to star Cosby. As he did in the 1980s, Cosby has partnered with producer Tom Werner, whose company with Marcy Carsey produced The Cosby Show. The new comedy will be built around Cosby, who will play the patriarch of a multi-generational family and, like the comedian’s previous family sitcoms — Cosby Show and Cosby on CBS — will channel his take on marriage and parenting.