Bill Cosby – 80-year-old comedian – faces possible 15 to 30 years in prison for being found guilty in sexual assault trial. As you might have heard, the American comedian has been in trial for a while. Today, Pennsylvania jury found him guilty for drugging and molesting acquaintance in 2004. Apparently, this trial will form a way for people who have experienced similar issues in the past. Hollywood has always had an amazing influence around the world. We hope that celebrities will also lead the way for encouraging youth to take an action against sexual harassment.
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How did Sexual Assault Trial Continue for Bill Cosby?
Over the years, Bill Cosby has faced numerous sexual harassment allegations, but they always stayed under radar. Actually, similar situations were the main reason many women didn’t want to take a stand about sexual harassment cases. However, allegations against Cosby have become highly publicized in 2014. There were more than 60 women accused him of rape, drug-facilitated sexual assault, child sexual abuse, etc.
Last year, sexual assault trial with the same charges ended in mistrial with a hung jury. The most important point that people were concerned was him having a strong publicity power. Think about having your childhood comedian with these charges in real life, you wouldn’t want that as a fan. I felt extremely bad for seeing him in this situation. However, I feel much better today as he is punished for what he’s done in the past.
How did Bill Cosby Defend Himself Against Sexual Assault Allegations?
After the verdict, his defense lawyer, Thomas Mesereau Jr said: “We are very disappointed by the verdict, we don’t think Mr Cosby is guilty of anything, and the fight is not over.”
Bill Cosby has also kept denying all the allegations. For many years, he has been quiet about the situations besides few interviews on various TV channels. He even blamed this trial for being a racist case. I don’t think anyone buys these claims anymore as it has nothing to with race. There have been tens of women accused him for the same actions which is a crucial point.
Who is Bill Cosby?
Bill Cosby is a world-wide known comedian, musician, actor, and author. He was born in July 12, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His career started with a stand-up comedy at the hungry I in San Francisco.
Later, he starred at television show called I Spy in 1960s. Then, he started his own sitcom called The Bill Cosby Show which continued from 1969 to 1971. The Bill Cosby Show was undoubtfully the most well-known work of him worldwide.
What Should We Learn from Sexual Assault Trial against Bill Cosby?
We have written few articles about sexual harassment in the past and we tried to show our support for people who have experienced similar situations in the past. The increasing use of the internet and social media has created a way for people to be heard. As you can see, no matter how strong a public figure is, there is a chance to win. You have a power to stop others being treated the same way you have been treated in the past.
Let’s speak up. It’s never too late! We can stop unwanted sexual act!