Bill Cosby sentenced to prison, counselling for life

After being found guilt of drugging and sexually assaulting a victim Bill Cosby has been sentenced to prison and lifetime counselling. The victim is just one of many woman who have claimed that Cosby assaulted them.

RNZ:  Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sex assault

Cosby, 81, has also been categorised as a sexually violent predator, meaning he must undergo counselling for life and be listed on the sex offender registry.

At a retrial in April, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Ahead of the sentence, Judge Steven O’Neill designated Cosby a sexually violent predator, despite the defence’s argument that Cosby’s age and blindness mean he is not a threat.

Tuesday’s classification means he will need to register with state police and notify any community he lives in of his sex offender status, as well as undergo mandatory counselling for life.

The actor’s defence team had argued the state’s sex offender law was too severe given Cosby’s age and the fact that he is legally blind.

The comedian was arrested in 2015 and a deadlocked jury resulted in a mistrial in June 2017.

This year’s retrial occurred amid the #MeToo movement that has seen people worldwide come forward to share stories of sexual harassment and assault.

Justice has been served to some extent on an alleged long term serial offender.

8 Comments

    • PDB

       /  September 26, 2018

      Cosby has let so many people down with his offenses he deserves no pity and such a stupid statement by his publicist doesn’t help his cause.

      • Corky

         /  September 26, 2018

        He hung out at the Playboy Mansion for a long time.

        • PDB

           /  September 27, 2018

          US magazine.com: “Incidentally, the Cosby Show alum’s former pal and Playboy head honcho Hugh Hefner has allegedly expressed his fervor for the drug in the past. As Hef’s ex-girlfriend Holly Madison wrote in her 2015 memoir, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny, the magazine editor, now 91, offered her a Quaalude on her first night out clubbing with him. When Madison, now 37, told Hefner that she didn’t do drugs, she claimed he replied, “Usually I don’t approve of drugs, but you know, in the ’70s they used to call these pills ‘thigh openers.’”

          “A number of women had come forward to claim that Hefner himself has referred to them as thigh-openers, a suggestion that they would lead a woman into bed,” the National Enquirer’s editor-in-chief, Dylan Howard, explains in the sneak peek. “So it’s not out of the realm of possibility to think that Bill Cosby could have become fascinated with the use of Quaaludes under the Playboy Mansion’s roof.”

          • Corky

             /  September 27, 2018

            Well researched, PDB. Hef, used to boast the Playboy Mansion only came alive after 12am when the ”squares” had gone home. The swingers would all congregate in the Grotto and have wild times. I guess Billy wanted those wild times to continue in his more mundane life. Hef, being the extremely intelligent person he was, would have know how to order his life appropriately and stay out of trouble..unlike Billy.

            WT

  1. Blazer

     /  September 26, 2018

    Dr Fuxtable fell off..a Cliff…been hanging on by his fingernails..for years.