Latest Bill Cosby News

Prosecutors: Bill Cosby's bid for new trial is 'meritless'

Oct. 19, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless," and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing. Cosby, 81, has asked for a do-over in the Pennsylvania sex assault case that ended with him being sent to prison last...

1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures

Oct. 15, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

It was the tweet seen around the world. On Oct. 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano urged the Twittersphere to join her in sharing a personal story of sexual harassment in the wake of rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein. "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet,"...

Bill Cosby switches up legal team with appeal looming

Oct. 12, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is switching up his legal team as he looks to appeal his conviction and three- to 10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case. A court filing Friday says the 81-year-old Cosby is replacing the suburban Philadelphia lawyer who handled his sentencing with a pair of...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 12, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Food Fight! Jailbird Bill Cosby Slapped With Chicken Patty In...

Prosecutor pushes for legal change after clergy abuse report

Oct. 12, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor has appealed to legislators to "do the right thing" and change state law so that civil cases can be pursued in court in decades-old clergy abuse cases. Attorney General Josh Shapiro spoke Friday at the court complex outside Philadelphia where Bill Cosby...

NOT REAL NEWS: Was Bill Cosby in a prison food fight?

Oct. 11, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

Comedian Bill Cosby, now inmate No. NN7687 in a Pennsylvania prison, was not slapped with a chicken patty during a food fight, despite stories circulating online. Reports claiming inmates were throwing food at the 81-year-old Cosby began circulating on online news sites and social media soon after he was sent to...

School board member defends Cosby, criticizes 'whores'

Oct. 10, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board member is under fire for Facebook posts saying men are being destroyed by "whores" and defending Bill Cosby, who was recently convicted of rape. Angered residents demanded Marion County board member Nancy Stacy resign during Tuesday's meeting. That came a day after...

Fla. school board member under fire for sexual assault posts

Oct. 10, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Residents of a Florida county denounced comments by a school board member who said actor Bill Cosby should be freed after being convicted of sexual assault. Residents at a school board meeting in Marion County, Florida on Tuesday held up signs of school board member Nancy Stacy's...

Cosby lawyers ask court to void conviction, prison sentence

Oct. 7, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers have asked a Pennsylvania court to overturn the actor's conviction and three- to 10-year prison sentence because of what they call a string of errors in his sex assault case. The defense motion argued that trial Judge Steven O'Neill erred in declaring Cosby a...

#MeToo movement sends Hollywood figures into exile, not jail

Oct. 6, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it's increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual assault in...