Montgomery County, PA – Bill Cosby walked right into a Pennsylvania court docket room on Tuesday (September 25) and was sentenced to 3 to 10 years for the sexual assault of Andrea Constand. According to TMZ, the disgraced comedic actor was deemed a “sexually violent predator” by a decide previous to the listening to.
“I’m not permitted to deal with him any otherwise primarily based on who he’s or who he was,” the decide stated. “As she [Constand] stated, Mr. Cosby, you took her lovely, wholesome younger spirit and crushed it.”
Constand accused Cosby of raping her in 2004 when she was working with Cosby at Temple University’s athletic division. During the listening to, Constand’s full sufferer impression assertion was learn to the courtroom.
“The psychological, emotional and monetary bullying included a slander marketing campaign within the media that left my whole household reeling in shock and disbelief,” she wrote within the assertion. “The sound of his voice over the telephone felt like a knife going by my guts. The sight of the person who drugged and sexually assaulted me coming into the basketball workplace crammed me with dread.”
Cosby’s trial lasted 13 days and included testimony from not solely Constand but in addition 5 different girls who declare they had been additionally drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby.
As a part of his sentencing, he additionally was hit was a $25,000 superb and should pay prosecution prices. The decide denied bail.
Naturally, Twitter has exploded with reactions to Cosby’s sentence. If he serves the total time period, he’ll be 91 when he’s launched.
Check out among the reactions beneath.