"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

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This sad old man in the photo is a well—known comedian, actor and showman named Bill Cosby in the USA. A man whom all of America knew as a good-natured uncle, a symbol of a decent citizen. He got his nickname "American Dad" due to his warm attitude to fans. Now 81-year-old Cosby is blind and practically helpless and will spend at least the next 3 years in prison.

He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, found guilty of 5 rapes, and 54 more precedents of sexual assaults were only taken into account. The judge noted that he recognizes Cosby's contribution to American culture. "Fallen angels suffer the most," he added.

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

Source: Variety

Mr. William Henry Cosby Jr. was born on July 12, 1937. His career as a media personality began in 1962. His first show on television was released in 1969.

The veteran of the stand-up scene poured light and good-natured jokes from the stage. He ridiculed the vices of society, while skillfully hiding his own.

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

On September 25, 2018, the comedian was sentenced to a term of 3 to 10 years in prison in a correctional institution of general regime. In fact, Mr. Cosby will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

The comedian's lawyers filed a motion to replace the term with house arrest due to the fact that the elderly Cosby is completely blind and needs constant supervision. But the judge refused them.

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

Cruel? Would such a decision be inhumane if we clarify all the crimes for which Cosby went to prison?

The comedian was found guilty of several rape precedents. At the same time, some cases date back to the early 1980s. 60 women have come forward with accusations against Cosby.

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

This is Andrea Constand, who claimed to be a victim of Bill Cosby. 

In 2014, an arrest warrant was issued for the comedian. Then the Philadelphia State's Attorney returned to the 2005 case. The prosecutor, Ms. Andrea Constand, said that in January 2004, Bill Cosby drugged her, after which he raped her three times in his own home. In 2005, the court acquitted the comedian due to lack of evidence. After the prosecutor filed a civil lawsuit, the actor settled and paid the woman $ 3.4 million.

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

This is Andrea Constand in college. 

The initiators of the new trial 4 years ago were dozens of women with similar accusations. In 2017, the jury could not determine the degree of guilt of the actor, so the case was returned for revision.

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

Janice Dickinson, a well-known model and showwoman in the USA. 

Janice Dickinson, a successful model in the past, spoke during the trial. She claims that Mr. Cosby raped her in 1982, having previously drugged her into unconsciousness. It should also be noted the testimony of Chelan Lasha, who stated a similar precedent in 1986. She was only 17 at the time.

Chelan Lasha in the courtroom. 

The protocol took into account the testimony of five people. The defense side insists on reviewing the case, since most of the applications cannot be considered beyond the statute of limitations. The judge rejected these petitions, noting that "5 women cannot lie at once."

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

Bill Cosby's lawyer has made a request for a reduction in prison time, since the actor has not been suspected of rape since 2004. But the court remained adamant.

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

In addition to imprisonment for a period of 3 to 10 years, the comedian will be forced to pay all shipping costs and a fine of 25 thousand dollars. In addition, he is listed in the database as a "sexual aggressor" and will be forced to check in with the police every three months if he lives to be released.

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

Bill Cosby with his wife Camilla Olivea Hanks is a producer, author and philanthropist.

Western media are trying to get a comment from both Cosby and his wife. Note that the comedian has been married to Camilla Olivia Hanks since January 25, 1964. The actor's wife was not present at the trial.

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

Yesterday, September 25, Bill Cosby was taken away in handcuffs from his own home. The man did not hide his tears. The opinions of the public on the Internet are divided. Someone considers the artist an "old pervert", others only sympathize with him and believe that Cosby has long paid for his own mistakes.

And this is what the comedian's new house will look like:

"American Dad goes to jail": 81-year-old comedian Bill Cosby jailed for multiple rapes

Keywords: Rape | Comedian | Sentence | Trial

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