Bill Cosby found guilty on all 3 counts in indecent assault trial

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The jury in Cosby's first trial weighed the evidence for five days without reaching a verdict. He says the woman consented.

Cosby did, however, vocalize briefly before the verdict was read.

A Pennsylvania jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, setting up the comic legend for the possibility of years of imprisonment for drugging and sexually violating a woman 14 years ago on a couch in his Cheltenham, Pa., home. Jackson said she and Cosby lawyer Kathleen Bliss "kind of created" her statement "together".

The judge ruled that Cosby will remain free pending sentencing. Other women who said Cosby sexually assaulted them left the courtroom in tears immediately after the verdict was announced.

Cosby's defense team derided the other accusers as home-wreckers and suggested they made up their stories in a bid for money and fame.

It's the only criminal case to arise from allegations from more than 60 women.

They also heard Cosby admitting he had obtained seven prescriptions of Quaaludes, a now banned 1970s party drug, from a Los Angeles doctor for back pain with a view to having sex with other women.

The sedative was a popular party drug before the U.S. banned it more than 30 years ago.

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Wesleyan University would become the second university in CT to revoke an honorary degree for Cosby, a once lauded comedian and public figure who has faced numerous accusations of sexual assault in recent years.

The back-and-forth outside court came as jurors began their work after a two-week trial that pitted Cosby, the former TV star once revered as "America's Dad", against Constand, 45, who testified that he knocked her out with three pills and violated her in 2004.

"This case is about betrayal, and that betrayal leading to the sexual assault of a woman named Andrea Constand".

Another new element in this year's trial was O'Neill's decision to allow the testimony of Marguerite "Margo" Jackson, a former colleague of Constand's at Temple, who testified that Constand once mused about framing a celebrity.

"I feel like I'm dreaming", Lili Bernard, who has accused Cosby of assault, said afterward.

When Constand took the witness stand, she told the jury that one night in January 2004, Cosby gave her three blue pills he called "friends" to relax her.

His defense team tried to paint Constand as a con artist who showed romantic interest in the comedian in order to concoct false assault allegations and secure a almost $3.4-million civil settlement, at one point calling her a "pathological liar".

Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are kicking off a second day of deliberations by revisiting the testimony of a star defence witness who cast doubt on accuser Andrea Constand's credibility.