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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...

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...

Bill Cosby's Kennedy Center Honors and Twain Prize rescinded

May. 7, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Kennedy Center has voted to rescind two of its biggest honors it awarded Bill Cosby — the Kennedy Center Honors and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In a statement, the center says the comedian's recent criminal conviction has "overshadowed the very career accomplishments...

Correction: Oscars-Cosby and Polanski story

May. 7, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 4 about the expulsion of Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby from the organization that bestows the Academy Awards, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors. The board has 54 members,...

The Latest: Media reject 'cooling off' for Cosby jury names

May. 3, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Bill Cosby trial (all times local): 6 p.m. A lawyer for The Associated Press and other media organizations seeking names of jurors who convicted Bill Cosby at his suburban Philadelphia sexual-assault trial says prosecutors are wrong to suggest a "cooling off" period...

Wife: Cosby convicted by 'mob justice, not real justice'

May. 3, 2018 2:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's wife called Thursday for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case that could put the 80-year-old comedian in prison for the rest of his life was "mob justice, not real justice" and a "tragedy."...

The Latest: Prosecutors want 'cooling off' period for jury

May. 3, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Bill Cosby trial (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Prosecutors are suggesting a "cooling off" period before the jurors who convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault last week are publicly identified. The Montgomery County District Attorney's office cited a 90-day wait for...

Bill Cosby judge weighs publicly disclosing jurors' names

May. 1, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The judge weighing whether to publicly identify members of the jury that convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault tore into the news media at a hearing on Tuesday, accusing reporters of stalking jurors at their homes and bombarding them with phone calls since last week's verdict. Judge...

Cosby jury: Chief accuser was 'credible and compelling'

Apr. 30, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Speaking out for the first time, the jury that convicted Bill Cosby at his sexual assault retrial said Monday it found the comedian's chief accuser to be "credible and compelling," adding its verdict had nothing to do with the #MeToo movement or any another factor outside the courtroom....

The Latest: Cosby jury: Accuser 'credible and compelling'

Apr. 30, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on comments by the jury that convicted Bill Cosby (all times local): 4:40 p.m. The Philadelphia-area jury that convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault charges last week says it found chief accuser Andrea Constand to be "credible and compelling." In a statement Monday, the jury...