Judge rejects Bill Cosby’s request for a new trial and a reduced sentence

Matt Rourke/AP A judge rejected Bill Cosby’s request for a new trial and a reduced sentence on Tuesday. Cosby was convicted earlier this year of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.  Attorneys for Cosby want him released on bail while he looks to appeal his conviction.  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge on Tuesday rejected Bill […]

Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa has died at age 44 from renal disease — here’s what it is

Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa, who came to his defense during his trial, has died at age 44. Although details on her death have not yet been made public, a spokesperson said she died from renal disease, also known as chronic kidney disease. Ensa also made an appearance on “The Cosby Show” in 1989. Ensa Cosby, […]

Juror: 2 holdouts blocked Bill Cosby’s conviction in sexual assault trial

Getty NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a hung jury on Saturday because two holdouts refused to convict the 79-year-old comedian after 52 hours of tense deliberations, a juror told ABC News on Wednesday. The juror, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the jury couldn’t reach a consensus […]

Bill Cosby’s criminal case may have ended in a mistrial, but he still faces civil lawsuits

Thomson Reuters (Reuters) – Although Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. In civil lawsuits in the United States, plaintiffs need only show that the weight […]