Q&A: Why Bill Cosby was let out of jail – and could he face a retrial?
One, in 2005 the then-Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor published a press release stating that “a [criminal] conviction under the circumstances of this case would be unattainable.” Second, during the civil case in 2005, Cosby testified in a civil trial against him. The US constitution protects criminal defendants from being compelled to testify against themselves. However, if they are given immunity from prosecution, then they can be compelled to testify in a civil trial. Evidencenews.yahoo.com
Cosby invokes systemic racism as he fights #MeToo conviction
___Constand knew Cosby from her job at Temple University, where Cosby was a booster, alumnus and longtime trustee twice her age. (She thought she was taking a homeopathic supplement; Cosby later said it was Benadryl, while acknowledging he once gave a 19-year-old Quaaludes before sex.) A decade later, Black comedian Hannibal Buress took Cosby to task for his scolding. You rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches," he said onstage in 2014. She also believes that racial bias exists in the criminal justice system.
Bill Cosby granted appeal in Pennsylvania sex assault case
PHILADELPHIA In a stunning decision that could test the legal framework of #MeToo cases, comedian Bill Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Cosby has said he relied on that agreement before agreeing to testify in the trial accuser's civil lawsuit. Those issues have been at the heart of the case since Cosby was charged in December 2015, days before the 12-year state of limitations expired. Montgomery County Judge Stephen O'Neill allowed just one of them to testify at Cosby's first trial in 2017, which ended with an acquittal. The Associated Press typically does not name people who say they have been victims of sexual assault without their permission, which Constand has granted.
Bill Cosby Has Lost a Lot of Weight After 1 Year in Prison
Thursday marks one year behind bars for Bill Cosby as prisoner NN7687, and the disgraced comedian is apparently looking a lot different these days. "He has a washboard stomach," Wyatt told Inside Edition. "We saw a strong Bill Cosby today," Chavis told Inside Edition. ... As soon as he exits the cell or off the unit, he's just Bill Cosby. RELATED STORIESInside Bill Cosby's Life Behind Bars: Today on Inside EditionBill Cosby Cracks Jokes 'All Day Long' in Prison, Former Inmates SayWhat Bill Cosby Can Expect in Prison: 'Life as He Knows It Is Over'
Bill Cosby owes $2.75 million in legal fees after losing dispute
Bill Cosby has been hit with a $2.75 million legal bill as he marks the end of his first year in prison. The 82-year-old had challenged a California arbitration award that upheld nearly $7 million of a $9 million bill submitted by just one firm in the run-up to his first sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania in 2017. A judge sided Friday with the Los Angeles firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, rejecting Cosby's claim that the bill was "egregious." But he says the actor is holding up well in a suburban Philadelphia prison, mentoring other inmates as he marks a year in prison Wednesday. Cosby is serving three to 10 years for drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.cbsnews.com