Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Bill Cosby’s Fall from Grace Complete: Judge Sentences Him 3 to 10 Years in State Prison

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Bill Cosby has been sentenced: 3 to 10 years for the sexual assault of Andrea Costand some 14 years ago. Cosby is 81 years old. His fall from grace is now complete. His lawyers say they will appeal the verdict.

From CNN: Judge Steven O’Neill handed down Bill Cosby’s sentence in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania court Tuesday afternoon at 2:10 pm. “This was a serious crime,” he said. “Mr. Cosby this has all circled back to you. The day has come, the time has come.”

The defense asked for house arrest, which I agree with. No matter how much you hate Cosby now, he is not a threat to anyone. He will likely die in prison. The whole story is one of the great tragedies of all time, for everyone involved.

The judge ruled Cosby “A sexually violent predator.” America’s Dad, as he was billed during the days of The Cosby Show, will have to register as a sex offender. The destruction of Cosby’s life and career is just stunning. At one point in the 1980s when The Cosby Show was at its zenith in popularity, Cosby was so popular, so adored, he could sell anything– books, Jello, whatever. His rare stumble was a shot getting into movies with the flop “Leonard 6.” Otherwise, Cosby was untouchable.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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