Latest Bill Cosby News

Legal hurdles may make Weinstein's prosecution an exception

May. 26, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's arrest in New York Friday is a landmark moment in the #MeToo movement. Yet as authorities work through dozens of cases against famous figures in entertainment and other industries brought on by the Weinstein-inspired wave that began in October, legal hurdles may make...

Utah NAACP head disheartened by sentence in hate-crime case

May. 25, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of yelling racial slurs at the young son of a black man and then shocking the father with a stun cane has been sentenced to nine months behind bars — an outcome called disheartening by a civil rights leader. Defendant Mark O. Porter, 59, unleashed a diatribe...

Correction: Mark Twain Prize-Louis-Dreyfus story

May. 24, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 23 about Julia Louis-Dreyfus being chosen to receive the Mark Twain Prize, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date when she will be honored. Louis-Dreyfus will receive the award on Oct. 21, not Oct. 31. A corrected version of the story is below: Julia...

Lawyer who helped prosecute Cosby joining Philadelphia firm

May. 24, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who was part of the team that prosecuted Bill Cosby is taking a job with a Philadelphia-based law firm. But Stewart Ryan will continue to serve as a special prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney's office until the comedian's sentencing is complete. Ryan...

Bill Cosby jurors identified, 3 weeks after conviction

May. 18, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge on Friday publicly identified members of the jury that convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault last month, but warned that reporters could face criminal charges if they hound jurors who don't want to be bothered. Judge Steven O'Neill released the names after what he described as...

Kimmel, Meyers, Colbert are truth-tellers at TV events

May. 18, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For one week each May, some of television's best-known comics take on a new role as the little devils perched on the shoulders of their bosses. Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and Conan O'Brien delivered withering jokes at the expense of their industry this past week before...

Sentencing in Bill Cosby's sex assault case set for Sept. 24

May. 15, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby will be sentenced Sept. 24, almost five months to the day after he was convicted of sexual assault, a judge said Tuesday. Lawyers for the comedian, who turns 81 in July and faces the prospect of the rest of his life in prison, had asked Judge Steven O'Neill to delay...

Fox to add Tim Allen's 'Last Man Standing' to fall lineup

May. 14, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing," canceled last year by ABC, is being resurrected by Fox next season because it's a "great comedy" and not as a conservative statement, Fox executives said Monday. Some fans may be drawn to the family sitcom because of Allen's personal political views, but...

School officials recommend revoking Cosby's honorary degree

May. 9, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Officials with the University of Maryland, College Park, have recommended revoking Bill Cosby's honorary degree after the comedian's sexual assault conviction. University spokeswoman Katie Lawson tells The Baltimore Sun the decision by the school's committee on honorary degrees...

3 men found not guilty of raping girl, 9, as mom smoked meth

May. 9, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three men accused of raping a 9-year-old Utah girl while her mother was smoking methamphetamine in a garage were found not guilty Wednesday after their lawyers argued they couldn't be convicted without physical evidence. Prosecutors said the girl's clear, harrowing testimony that the...