Some black Americans see racial comeuppance in Cosby saga
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After spending years building his persona as a model husband and father, Bill Cosby took an abrupt turn nearly 15 years ago with a now-infamous speech to an NAACP convention.
He used his celebrity status to condemn poor African-Americans, chiding them to pull up their ...
Bill Cosby behind bars: Appeal looming, lawsuits pending
Their famous client behind bars, Bill Cosby’s legal team is readying a long-shot bid to get his sexual assault conviction overturned. They’re also fighting civil lawsuits filed by some accusers that threaten to drain his vast fortune.
The 81-year-old Cosby’s lawyers gave glimpses of their ...
Corrections officials announced Wednesday that Cosby will serve his sentence at State Correctional Institution at Phoenix in Collegeville, Pa.
The Latest: Cosby has several avenues to appeal conviction
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Bill Cosby (all times local):
Bill Cosby has several avenues of appeal if he hopes to get out of prison.
The 81-year-old comedian spent the first night of his three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault ...
Quotes from the hearing and reactions to Bill Cosby’s sentence of three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting a Temple University athletics administrator at his suburban Philadelphia home:
Andrea Constand’s impact statement: Bill Cosby ‘robbed me’
Victim impact statement submitted in writing by Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee whom Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting in 2004, and released by prosecutors at Cosby’s sentencing ...
Cosby judge rejects bid for new trial, sentencing hearing
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s trial judge is rejecting the actor’s bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing and directing him to file any appeals with the state Superior Court.
Cosby is serving a three- to 10-year state prison term after a jury earlier this year convicted him of ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing “meritless,” and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing.
Cosby, 81, has asked for a do-over in the Pennsylvania sex assault case that ended with him being sent to ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is switching up his legal team as he looks to appeal his conviction and three- to 10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case.
A court filing Friday says the 81-year-old Cosby is replacing the suburban Philadelphia lawyer who handled his sentencing ...
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:
NOT REAL: Food Fight! Jailbird Bill Cosby ...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top prosecutor has appealed to legislators to “do the right thing” and change state law so that civil cases can be pursued in court in decades-old clergy abuse cases.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro spoke Friday at the court complex outside Philadelphia ...
Comedian Bill Cosby, now inmate No. NN7687 in a Pennsylvania prison, was not slapped with a chicken patty during a food fight, despite stories circulating online.
Reports claiming inmates were throwing food at the 81-year-old Cosby began circulating on online news sites and social media ...
School board member defends Cosby, criticizes ‘whores’
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board member is under fire for Facebook posts saying men are being destroyed by “whores” and defending Bill Cosby, who was recently convicted of rape.
Angered residents demanded Marion County board member Nancy Stacy resign during Tuesday’s meeting. That ...
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Residents of a Florida county denounced comments by a school board member who said actor Bill Cosby should be freed after being convicted of sexual assault.
Residents at a school board meeting in Marion County, Florida on Tuesday held up signs of school board member ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers have asked a Pennsylvania court to overturn the actor’s conviction and three- to 10-year prison sentence because of what they call a string of errors in his sex assault case.
The defense motion argued that trial Judge Steven O’Neill erred in ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm.
Harvey Weinstein has been charged with ...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Organizers of the Burlington Book Festival are facing criticism over a scheduled appearance by Garrison Keillor, former host of “A Prairie Home Companion.”
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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week
Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
This week’s gallery includes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine ...
Cosby jailed: Appeal looming, lawsuits pending
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ShowBiz Minute: Cosby, Cosby accusers, Smith
The Latest: Cosby accusers say he got what he deserved
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing (all times local):
Bill Cosby’s accusers say the comedian got what he deserved when a judge sentenced him to prison for sexual assault.
Some of the women who allege Cosby drugged and raped them spoke ...
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a ...
Debrief: What’s next after Cosby sentence
Cosby off to prison; geriatric unit across state could await
Bill Cosby was to spend his first night behind bars at SCI Phoenix, a new 3,830-bed state prison in suburban Philadelphia.
He was headed there Tuesday night after being held temporarily at a county jail, where he was sent immediately after being sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for ...
Bill Cosby arrives at jail after sentencing
Cosby Acccuser: I’ve waited 32 years for this day
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Prosecutor: Cosby ‘unmasked’ as predator
Cosby spokesman: ‘Injustices must be corrected’
The incriminating statement by Cosby referred to by judge
The judge who sentenced Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 cited the entertainer’s own words as evidence he had committed a crime.
Judge Steven O’Neill was referring to a deposition of Cosby in a lawsuit brought in 2005 Andrea ...
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Cosby returns to court to learn sentencing fate
ShowBiz Minute: Cosby, Dion, Gibson
The Latest: Prosecutor wants 5 to 10 years for Cosby
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing (all times local):
Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn’t deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and helpless ...
In a story Sept. 23 about the legacy of Bill Cosby, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote from Keon McGuire, an education professor, to Jon Francois, a radio deejay.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his ...
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ShowBiz Minute: Cosby, Woods, US Box Office
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. 2ND KAVANAUGH ACCUSER COMES FORWARD
Deborah Ramirez describes to The New Yorker magazine of an unwanted ...
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Cosby accusers say they hope he is sentenced to jail time
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago said Sunday they hope he will be sentenced to prison time this week.
Lise-Lotte Lublin and Chelan Lasha, who appeared with attorney Gloria Allred, also said they hoped they would be allowed to ...
Cosby to fight ‘sexually violent predator’ tag at sentencing
Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator.
The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and ...