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.