- Thomson Reuters
- A video from inside the courthouse showed women running out and weeping after comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault on Thursday afternoon.
- The 80-year-old Cosby was found guilty on all counts in his sexual assault retrial.
A video from inside the courthouse showed women running out and weeping after comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty in his sexual assault trial on Thursday afternoon.
The video showed the women embracing each other outside the courtroom after the 80-year-old Cosby was found guilty on all counts in his sexual assault retrial in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The conviction could put him in prison for up to 10 years on each count. Cosby is likely to get less than that under state sentencing guidelines, but given his age, even a modest term could mean he will die behind bars.
The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges.
Cosby was convicted of drugging and violating Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual. His lawyer called Constand a “con artist” who leveled false accusations against Cosby so she could sue him.
Incredible scenes as women runweeping from the courtroom immediately after Cosby is found GUITLY,and tearfully embrace one another. pic.twitter.com/5GWThXycx9
— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 26, 2018
John Lynch and the Associated Press contributed to this report.