Culture&Arts

Bill Cosby sentencing hearing caps fall from grace for 'America's Dad'

Bill Cosby sentencing hearing caps fall from grace for 'America's Dad'

The sentencing hearing is set for two days and will begin Monday in Montgomery County.

Lasha, who wept during her testimony at the trial last spring, said she prays Cosby is sentenced to 30 years.

Bill Cosby's chief accuser has arrived at a courthouse outside Philadelphia for a sentencing hearing for the 81-year-old entertainer convicted of sexually assaulting her.

Cosby, once the beloved star of the 1980s television comedy "The Cosby Show", eventually faced accusations from some 60 women stretching back decades, some of which had always been known but previously failed to gain traction.

Cosby, who was found guilty in April, is the first celebrity to be convicted since the start of the #MeToo movement, the national reckoning with sexual misconduct that has brought down dozens of powerful men in entertainment, politics and other industries. The nonprofit's hotline has received a record number of calls in the a year ago, with many survivors citing the Cosby case and others as inspiration.

Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts against him - but the judge could impose a longer or shorter sentence. Cosby's wife, Camille, also filed an ethics complaint against the judge.

Uber In Talks To Acquire London-Based Deliveroo For "Several Billion Dollars"
According to Bloomberg's anonymous sources, the acquisition price would need to considerably exceed this valuation. Its arrival posed a significant threat to Deliveroo , which was hailed as the food delivery service du jour .

According to The Guardian, it is rumoured that Cosby plans to appeal against the conviction, with his lawyers expected to argue for leniency, considering his age, his health, and the fact that he is legally blind.

Cosby and his legal team have shown that they want to mitigate the amount of damage being done to his reputation, starting with the classification of him as a "sexually violent predator".

Five other accusers, in addition to Constand, were allowed to testify at his second trial.

However, the New York Times reports that the judge has denied a prosecution request to allow women to testify at the sentencing hearing whose allegations of molestation did not lead to criminal charges. However, he was released on $1 million bail with strict conditions that he remains at home till his sentencing.

It is possible, however, that the women who appeared at the trial will testify again at sentencing.


  • Walmart warning it'll raise prices as Trump's China tariffs kick in

    Walmart warning it'll raise prices as Trump's China tariffs kick in

    Ma and Trump met in January 2017 to discuss how adding small and medium-sized USA businesses to Alibaba's platform would boost employment.
    Volunteers from Muskingum County aid in Hurricane Florence relief

    Volunteers from Muskingum County aid in Hurricane Florence relief

    If you can't volunteer you can always donate via their website at www.redcross.org, by texting 90999 or calling 1800-Red Cross. They were at American Red Cross Greater New York headquarters Monday, getting ready to deploy to North Carolina .
    PGA Tour Championship leaderboard

    PGA Tour Championship leaderboard

    Woods, who owns two Tour Championship titles and the tournament's scoring record (257), opened his round with a bogey. Tiger Woods celebrates his closing eagle in Atlanta. "The shots I missed were on the greens, all had lovely angles".
  • Saudia Arabia and Russia SNUB Trump's call to boost output

    The Iranian oil minister warned that OPEC's authority is being jeopardized by the USA shadow effect on the allies in the region. It also steeply raised US oil output growth estimates to 2023, predicting OPEC would lose further market share.
    Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61

    Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61

    He often appeared uncomfortable in the public eye and lacked the charisma of some of his peers in the upper echelons of the party. Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi on September 13.
    Space telescope has discovered two earth-like planets

    Space telescope has discovered two earth-like planets

    An image depicting stars of the Southern Sky, taken by NASA's satellite TESS , has been released by astronomers on Monday. Together, the cameras let TESS scan a narrow strip of the sky stretching from the polar region to the equator.
  • Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'

    Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'

    Although neither the gnats or the spiders are risky to humans, CNN predicts getting rid of the webs will require a lot of dusting. This phenomenon is actually a seasonal occurrence brought about by an influx in the number of mosquitoes in the area.
    'Child's Play' creator disavows new 'Chucky' remake with a meme

    'Child's Play' creator disavows new 'Chucky' remake with a meme

    Plaza stars as a mother who gives her son ( Gabriel Bateman ) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. Mancini also captioned the meme by saying, "This is all I have to say on that subject", in all capital letters.
    Cristiano Ronaldo Red Card: Juventus Star Reportedly To Serve This Ban

    Cristiano Ronaldo Red Card: Juventus Star Reportedly To Serve This Ban

    It was feared that Ronaldo could be banned for more than one match if the incident was deemed to be violent conduct. We've seen many occasions in football when the referees have been a little unfair to the players or a team.
  • France sees Brexit deal as possible, but must prepare for no deal

    France sees Brexit deal as possible, but must prepare for no deal

    An angry Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday demanded the European Union make a new offer on Britain's withdrawal from the bloc. One of the main items on the agenda was a discussion with United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May on Brexit.
    India's official Oscar nomination announced

    India's official Oscar nomination announced

    But, this girl is a dreamer and life in poverty does not stop her from dreaming big and forming a rock band someday. Since there was no crew, she shot the film in natural light when the sunlight was not that harsh.
    Aaron Rodgers anxious  knee will worsen with play

    Aaron Rodgers anxious knee will worsen with play

    McCarthy altered his usual practice schedule in advance of Sunday's game at Washington. The most important thing is that you've got to make him uncomfortable in the pocket.