For years now, America has been struggling with the allegations that Bill Cosby — once a beloved television father and comedian — may have used his position in Hollywood to commit a series of violent sexual assaults. For those unfamiliar with the timeline involved in the Cosby case, I would encourage you to check out ABC’s detailed recap of everything that led up to this past month’s trial, including the civil cases brought against the actor-comedian and the Hannibal Burgess joke that is widely regarded as the instigating event in bringing these accusations to the public. And today, as noted by Deadline, a Norristown, PA jury has forced the judge to declare a mistrial in Andrea Costand’s case against Cosby.
On Friday the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, entered its 10th day overall, day five of jury deliberations, with a verdict still nowhere in sight. Cosby has been charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand in 2004, with each count carrying a sentence of up to 10 years in prison if Cosby is found guilty...
A lawyer for Bill Cosby has told a federal court he is considering asking for a postponement in the civil defamation case in Massachusetts in light of the criminal charges the comedian now faces in Pennsylvania.
While it seems like a list like this could provide at least a modicum of entertainment (after all, there's no bond more solidifying than the collective hatred of a public figure), there's a few glaring issues with it.
Prior to the many pieces, victims and testimony cementing Bill Cosby’s status as a reviled public figure, the comedian had almost reached the cusp of a comeback, planning a new NBC series and a Netflix standup special. Netflix was quick to shelve plans to release the special once Cosby’s deeds became a national focus, and now the streaming service doesn’t ever believe it “appropriate” to air.