Nearly 14 years after Bill Cosby drugged and molested a woman 30 years his junior, a jury found him guilty Thursday of all charges in his sex assault retrial.
The disgraced comedian showed no emotion and looked down at the table in front of him as the jury forewoman read aloud “guilty” to all three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault.
One of his victims, Lili Bernard, burst into tears as the verdicts were read, prompting Judge Steven O’Neill to call for order in the Montgomery County courtroom. Bernard was sobbing as she was escorted out of the courtroom.
Cosby’s chief accuser, Andrea Constand, sat stone-faced in the first row but tilted her head back and breathed a sigh of relief after jurors were formally polled. She took a moment to hug Dolores Troiani, the lawyer who represented her in her civil lawsuit against Cosby and took a deposition of the comedian in which he admitted to drugging women he wanted to sleep with.
The convicted pervert now faces up to 10 years behind bars on each of the three counts.
He was allowed to remain free on $1 million bail despite a fight from prosecutors who said he was a flight risk and someone with “limitless wealth” and a private plane. The argument prompted an outburst from Cosby, who stood up and yelled, “He doesn’t have a plane, you a–hole! That shows what you know!”
Cosby was ordered to surrender his passport and stay in Montgomery County pending his sentencing date, which was not set.