Latest Bill Cosby News

Artist sues newly freed Bill Cosby over 1990 hotel encounter

Oct. 14, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A prominent Bill Cosby accuser filed suit Thursday against the actor over a 1990 hotel room encounter in Atlantic City, New Jersey, before the state's two-year window to file older sexual assault claims expires. Los Angeles artist Lili Bernard told...

Colorado woman moves on after surviving 1984 hammer attack

Oct. 03, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — On a frigid January night in 1984, Kim Rice woke to a flash of pain and sat up in bed to see a stranger’s silhouette, his arm raised to strike another blow with a hammer. She screamed, and the stranger threw the hammer at her and fled. Rice’s...

Today in History

Sep. 25, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 25, the 268th day of 2021. There are 97 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 25, 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the...

Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across US

Sep. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Reported sexual assaults have sparked large protests on college campuses in at least seven states just weeks into the new school year, which advocates say reflects both a greater vulnerability among students who spent last school year learning remotelyand a greater...

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

Sep. 22, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89. In statement, his family said that Van Peebles, father...

Jay Leno bets on reboot of Groucho Marx 1950s game show

Sep. 13, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If leaving the storied role of “The Tonight Show” host mandates retirement, Jay Leno ignored the memo. Since his longtime late-night gig ended in 2014, Leno has kept up a brisk pace. He pops up regularly on TV projects from fellow comedians Jerry...

Andrea Constand writes of Cosby trial, #MeToo in new memoir

Sep. 07, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrea Constand remained something of an enigma over the years her sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby played out in Pennsylvania courts and the public square. An athlete and spiritual seeker turned massage therapist, she lived a quiet...

Cosby ruling cited as jail guard's sex abuse case is dropped

Aug. 20, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

Pennsylvania prosecutors dropped their case Friday against a jail guard accused of sexually abusing inmates, saying they were hamstrung by the recent state Supreme Court decision that freed Bill Cosby. The attorney general's office had been seeking to prosecute John...

#MeToo Take 2? Movement’s strength hailed amid Cuomo fallout

Aug. 12, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anita Hill educated a nation about workplace sexual harassment back in 1991 with calm, deliberate testimony against Clarence Thomas. And today, 30 years later, she speaks in the same measured tones, eschewing dramatic declarations — especially of victory — and sounding...