Under fire, Academy of Motion Pictures expels Cosby, Polanski

Under fire, Academy of Motion Pictures expels Cosby, Polanski

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled television’s Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski on Thursday as the Academy Awards presenter responded to sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood. Cosby and Polanski are the first known members expelled for violating a conduct code the Academy adopted in December following […]

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

(Reuters) – Bill Cosby, used to the high life as one of America’s biggest stars, will likely see his entourage of aides replaced by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind comedian navigate life behind bars after he is sentenced for sexual assault. FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery […]

Bill Cosby jury hunkers down for second day in sexual assault trial

Bill Cosby jury hunkers down for second day in sexual assault trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial begins a second day of deliberations on Thursday, charged with deciding whether the comedian once known as “America’s Dad” drugged and molested a younger woman at his Pennsylvania home more than a decade ago. Actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves court after a […]

Cosby defense lawyers hitting back hard against accusers

Cosby defense lawyers hitting back hard against accusers

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s defense lawyers will continue grilling his accusers when his sexual assault trial resumes on Thursday following withering treatment of three so far that featured tears, confessions of drug use and charges of self-promotion. Actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, returns to the courtroom after lunch recess during the third day […]

Cosby attorneys to lay out comedian's sex-assault defense case

Cosby attorneys to lay out comedian's sex-assault defense case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s defense lawyers on Tuesday were set to make their opening statements in his retrial on sex assault charges, a case that is expected to include testimony from a woman who claims his accuser had mused about profiting from allegations against a famous man. The 80-year-old entertainer, once best known […]

Cosby attorneys to lay out comedian's sex-assault defense case

Cosby attorneys to lay out comedian's sex-assault defense case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s defense lawyers on Tuesday were set to make their opening statements in his retrial on sex assault charges, a case that is expected to include testimony from a woman who claims his accuser had mused about profiting from allegations against a famous man. The 80-year-old entertainer, once best known […]