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Bill Cosby accused of Rape - say it ain't so

 
 
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2018 03:55 pm
@nononono,
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Mr. Cosby is innocent
of ignoring laws against rape and human decency.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 15 Mar, 2018 06:59 pm
http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/bill-cosby-to-face-five-accusers-in-court.html

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Today in the Montgomery County Courthouse outside of Philadelphia, Judge Steven O’Neill announced that five women will be allowed to testify against Bill Cosby when his second trial gets started on April 2. The 80-year-old comedian is facing three counts of felony indecent sexual assault after a former Temple University employee accused him of drugging and raping her in his Philadelphia home in 2004. The first trial against Cosby ended in a hung jury in June of last year.

The judge told prosecutors that they’ll be permitted to call up to five of Cosby’s accusers to take the stand out of about 19 witnesses they hoped to call in the case. It was not yet announced which women will be testifying.

This is a major blow to Cosby and his defense team, led by L.A. attorney Tom Mesereau, who is famous for representing Michael Jackson. The defense team had initially asked the judge to throw out the case. When they were unsuccessful, they opposed the prosecution’s request to call additional accusers to the stand citing the statute of limitations.

Today’s decision came after the California Supreme Court rejected Bill Cosby’s request to appeal a court decision by one of his most famous accusers just yesterday. Late last year, the state’s Second Appellate District court said that former model Janice Dickinson could use a press release and letter from the 80-year-old comedian’s team suggesting she is a liar to move forward with her case against Cosby. The comedian’s lawyers fought the ruling and lost. The latest decision also now allows Dickinson to add Marty Singer, Cosby’s former lawyer, as a witness in her civil case.

Cosby has pleaded not guilty to all criminal charges
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Abigail May
 
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Reply Fri 13 Apr, 2018 03:00 pm
Janice Dickinson admits to fabricating part of Bill Cosby drug-rape allegation in memoir

Former super model Janice Dickinson has appeared in court to testify against Bill Cosby in a drugging and rape case, where she admitted to making up a story that appears in her memoir in order to protect herself.

Dickinson, 63, took to the stand in a Pennsylvania courtroom that sees Cosby, 80, on retrial on three separate accounts of sexual assault.

She recalled the incident in 1982 that took place in a Californian hotel room whereby the star was drugged and raped by the comedian.

‘Here was “America’s Dad” on top of me — a happily married man with five children,’ Dickinson said. ‘And I remember thinking how wrong it was — how very, very wrong,’ she revealed to the jury. ‘It was gross,’ she said, as she described passing out during the assault at the hands of Cosby.

Dickinson confirmed that she actually confronted Cosby the following day about the assault, only for him to deny it had ever taken place.

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According to her testimony, she was furious at the star for attacking her: ‘I wanted to hit him,’ she said. ‘I wanted to punch him in the face.’

But it was when Cosby’s attorney, Tom Mesereau, confronted her regarding a 2002 ghostwritten memoir, titled No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel, that her stories appeared to conflict with one another.

When he held up her book and revealed the account in there was very different to what she is saying in court, Dickinson admitted that the contents of the book was a fabrication: “It’s all a fabrication there because I wanted the paycheck for my kids,’ she said, after telling the court that she’d given her ghostwriter ‘poetic licence’. In the book, it describes her having rebuffed Cosby’s advances before popping a couple of Quaaludes (a sedative) and going to sleep.

Cosby’s lawyer attacked her mixed stories, by saying: ‘So you made things up to get a paycheck?’

Dickinson snapped: ‘They weren’t there! And you weren’t there! And I’m telling the real story!’

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Janice Dickinson appearing at Bill Cosby’s retrial. (Getty)
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She then reiterated that, when appearing in court, she differentiated between the two occasions: ‘I put my hand on the Bible and I swore. I wasn’t under oath when I wrote the book.’

Dickinson cited that she removed Cosby’s name from the book at the request of her publisher because it could’ve ruined her career.

The discrepancy is seen by some as a major blow to the case, but it doesn’t change the fact that a number of women have made claims against the once popular star.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/janice-dickinson-admits-fabricating-part-cosby-drug-rape-allegation-memoir-095945856.html
FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Sat 14 Apr, 2018 02:46 pm
@ehBeth,
Was thinking of this recently Smile
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FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Sat 14 Apr, 2018 02:52 pm
@Abigail May,
http://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/americas-dad-on-top-of-me-former-model-janice-dickinson-recounts-gross-alleged-rape-by-bill-cosby/news-story/49fb865bdc519b9cdf0c93328225e1b4

"During cross-examination, a defence lawyer seized on discrepancies between Ms Dickinson’s testimony and what she wrote about their encounter in her 2002 autobiography.

She told jurors she wanted to include details about the assault, but Mr Cosby and his lawyers pressured her to tell a highly sanitised version in which there was no sex at all, let alone a rape.

Ms Dickinson said she went along because she needed the money — and feared The Cosby Show actor would ruin her career.

“It’s all a fabrication there,” she said. “It was written by ghostwriters. I wanted a paycheck.”


Ms Dickinson is one of five additional accusers whom prosecutors are calling to the stand to show Mr Cosby had a history of drugging and molesting women long before he was charged with violating Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

The 80-year-old comedian says his sexual encounter with Ms Constand was consensual. His first trial ended in a hung jury."

"On the stand, Ms Dickinson said she got to know Mr Cosby after he called her agent and said he wanted to meet and possibly mentor her as she looked to expand her career into singing and acting.

The first accuser to testify, Heidi Thomas, said she met Mr Cosby the same way.

Ms Dickinson said he invited her to Lake Tahoe after an initial meeting at his New York City townhouse, where he had given her an acting manual. Mr Cosby tracked her down to Bali, where she was modelling for an oil company calendar, and asked her to Lake Tahoe “to further talk about my career.” In Tahoe, she tested her vocal range with the entertainer’s musical director, watched Mr Cosby perform and then joined the two men for dinner at the hotel.

That’s where she started to get cramps, she said, and Mr Cosby produced a little blue pill. She took it and soon became woozy and “slightly out of it.”

Mr Cosby’s musical director left, Ms Dickinson said, and Mr Cosby told her: “We’ll continue this conversation upstairs.”

Ms Dickinson had a Polaroid camera with her, she said, and snapped photos of Cosby in the room wearing a colourful robe and talking on the telephone. Then he pounced.

“Shortly after I took the pictures and he finished the conversation, he got on top of me,” Ms Dickinson said. “His robe opened up ... I couldn’t move.

“I didn’t fly to Tahoe to have sex with Mr Cosby.”"

"Ms Constand, who will take the stand later in the trial, alleges Cosby gave her pills and molested her. The defence says she set him up to score a big payday. Cosby settled her civil suit for $4.4 million."

Irrespective, what person pays 4.4 million to someone when they have done "nothing" and have "nothing to hide.


FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Sat 14 Apr, 2018 03:01 pm
@FOUND SOUL,
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on Monday, as Cosby approached the courthouse, a topless woman jumped the barricade cordoning off protesters, stopping him in his tracks. She was tackled by police officers seconds after crossing the barrier and detained.

The woman was later identified by police as Nicolle Rochelle, 39, an actress who appeared on several episodes of "The Cosby Show" from 1990 to 1992 under the name Nicole Leach.


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Nicolle Rochelle - also Nicole Leach - is an actor and prominent member of European feminist group Femen, known for staging topless protests.

The 39-year-old leaped over a barricade and made for Cosby, 80, and a bank of TV cameras at the start of his retrial on Monday.


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Dramatic images showed Rochelle being taken down by sheriff's deputies before she was charged with disorderly conduct.

"The main goal was to make Cosby uncomfortable," Rochelle, of Little Falls, New Jersey, told reporters. "That is exactly what he has been doing for decades to women."



https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6014473/who-nicolle-rochelle-bill-cosby-topless-protest/
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2018 12:02 pm
guilty


I'm sure it will be appealed


but that's one jury's view
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2018 12:03 pm
@ehBeth,
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43915033

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US comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of sexual assault.

The actor has been on trial for drugging and assaulting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004.

Cosby, 80, had denied Ms Constand's claims, with his lawyer branding her a "con artist".

It was the second time the actor had stood trial for the allegations, after an earlier jury failed to reach a verdict in June 2017.
firefly
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2018 12:10 pm
@ehBeth,
He faces a possible 10 years in prison on each count.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Thu 26 Apr, 2018 02:18 pm
@firefly,
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He faces a possible 10 years in prison on each count.


I seriously doubt he will serve time in any prison.
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Builder
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2018 02:21 am
@firefly,
His lawyers have appealed the ruling. It's round fifty-three.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2018 03:22 am
@firefly,
There's no way he should be allowed out while appealing. I can see him doing a Roman Polanski.
firefly
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2018 07:33 am
@izzythepush,
I think that might be a possibility too.

If they were not going to revoke his bail, I feel they should have required him to weae an ankle monitor. He has been convicted of 3 serious felonies and he certainly has the financial resources to flee and even forfit his one million dollar bail..
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2018 08:32 am
@firefly,
wheres he gonna go? some nation with no reciprocal extradition agreement?? WOuld he want to live in Chad or Venezuela?

What a legacy hes leaving, all the people he preached against are the only ones still supporting him
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2018 09:33 am
@firefly,
One law for the rich, another for the poor.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2018 11:06 am
@izzythepush,
It's been that way ever since I can remember. Money buys more than goods. Look at our politicians.
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firefly
 
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Reply Fri 27 Apr, 2018 10:52 pm
It is clear now that the judge is trying to prevent Cosby from fleeing...
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April 27, 2018, 5:45 PM

Judge orders Bill Cosby to remain in Philadelphia home, be fitted with GPS monitor

NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- A judge on Friday ordered Bill Cosby to remain in his suburban Philadelphia home and be fitted with a GPS monitor until he is sentenced on sexual assault charges. Judge Steven O'Neill's request was filed Friday, a day after a jury found Cosby guilty of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.

The 80-year-old Cosby was convicted on three counts of felony indecent aggravated assault. He faces 10 years in prison on each count, but it's not clear whether any sentences imposed may run concurrently.

O'Neill had suggested Thursday that Cosby would be allowed to move around Montgomery County, where his home is located. The modified order said he can leave his house only to meet with his lawyers or to get medical treatment but must get permission before doing so.

Cosby remains free on $1 million bail. He maintains his innocence. He kept out of sight and was spending time with his wife of 54 years, Camille, in the wake of his conviction...

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bill-cosby-latest-news-judge-orders-comedian-remain-philadelphia-home-gps-monitor-2018-04-27/


Essentially, he is now under house arrest.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2018 09:31 am
@izzythepush,
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One law for the rich, another for the poor.


You should be used to a dual legal system.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2018 10:18 am
@firefly,
firefly wrote:
was spending time with his wife of 54 years, Camille, in the wake of his conviction...


that could be tricky since word is that she is in California
 

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