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American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist, sex offender

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Bill Cosby: American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist, sex offender
William Henry Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i in San Francisco during the 1960s. He then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy, followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971. In 1972, using the Fat Albert character developed during his stand-up routines, Cosby created, produced, and hosted the animated comedy television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids which ran until 1985, centering on a group of young friends growing up in an urban area. Throughout the 1970s, Cosby starred in about half a dozen films, and occasionally returned to film later in his career. In 1976, he earned his Doctor of Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His dissertation discussed the use of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids as a teaching tool in elementary schools.

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Harvey Weinstein trial: 'Sexual trauma' expert says victims 'almost always' go back to perpetrators

Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein's sex-crimes trial called a 'rape trauma' expert to testify, the same one who testified against Bill Cosby.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bill Cosby, Citing #MeToo Bias, Files New Appeal

His lawyers say the Superior Court erred in supporting the trial judge’s decision on issues like allowing testimony from five other accusers.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for Bill Cosby


Bill Cosby seeks new appeal with Pennsylvania State Supreme Court [Video]Bill Cosby seeks new appeal with Pennsylvania State Supreme Court

Incarcerated comedian Bill Cosby is asking judges at the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court to consider his latest appeal against his s*x assault conviction.

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Bill Cosby's spokesperson slams 'Hollywood slave' Eddie Murphy over SNL jibes [Video]Bill Cosby's spokesperson slams 'Hollywood slave' Eddie Murphy over SNL jibes

A spokesperson for disgraced actor Bill Cosby has hit out at Eddie Murphy after he targeted the star during his triumphant return to Saturday Night Live over the weekend.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published

Court rejects Bill Cosby's sexual assault appeal [Video]Court rejects Bill Cosby's sexual assault appeal

A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday dismissed Bill Cosby's bid to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction, rejecting his lawyers' argument that a judge deprived the comedian of a fair trial by..

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Bill Cosby asks Pennsylvania top court to hear appeal on sex crime conviction

Lawyers for Bill Cosby on Thursday asked the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to hear his appeal of his 2018 sexual assault conviction, a month after a lower court rejected their argument that the..
Reuters - Published

Michael Avenatti fails to narrow Nike indictment; U.S. judge cites Cosby case

A U.S. judge on Monday rejected Michael Avenatti's bid to dismiss two of the three counts in an indictment accusing the celebrity lawyer of trying to extort Nike Inc by threatening to reveal its..
Reuters - Published

'Back to being a Hollywood Slave': Bill Cosby's rep lashes out at Eddie Murphy after 'SNL' gig

Eddie Murphy was back on "SNL" this weekend for the first time in 35 years. But Bill Cosby's publicist wasn't laughing.
USATODAY.com - Published

ShowBiz Minute: Cosby, Cardi B, 'The Irishman'

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld; spokesman lashes out; Cardi B shows up at court in style for strip club fight case; Netflix says more than 26M watched "The Irishman" in seven days. (Dec. 11)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Pennsylvania court rejects Bill Cosby's appeal of sex assault conviction

A Pennsylvania appeals court on Tuesday dismissed Bill Cosby's bid to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction, rejecting his lawyers' argument that a judge deprived the comedian of a fair trial by..
Reuters - Published

Bill Cosby loses appeal of sex-crimes conviction

Bill Cosby's effort to persuade Pennsylvania judges to overturn his 2018 sex-crimes conviction has been rejected.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn 2018 Pennsylvania sex assault conviction

Bill Cosby lost his appeal to overturn his 2018 sexual assault conviction on Tuesday when a Pennsylvania appeals court rejected his lawyers' argument that the trial judge had deprived him of a fair..
Reuters - Published

Bill Cosby says trial was a setup and he "won't have remorse"

Approximately 60 women have accused Cosby of drugging and violating them over the past 50 years
CBS News - Published

Bill Cosby interview: He expects to serve full 10-year sentence rather than say 'sorry'

It was Bill Cosby's first prison interview, with a supportive website, in which he said he expects to serve full sentence rather than say sorry.
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Nancy Giles on justice for Bill Cosby

After years of accusations and legal challenges, 80-year-old comic-actor Bill Cosby - a longtime inspiration for the wholesome image he portrayed on TV - was found guilty of three counts of sexual..
CBS News - Published

Calendar: Week of September 24

From Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing to the American Humane Hero Dog Awards, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.
CBS News - Published

Bill Cosby owes $2.75 million in legal fees after losing dispute

A judge sided with a Los Angeles firm that rejected the 82-year-old's claim that the bill was "egregious"
CBS News - Published

Eddie Murphy refused to play Bill Cosby on "SNL"

Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm MacDonald said Eddie Murphy wouldn't play the scandal-plagued comedian during the show's 40th anniversary special. CBSN's Nancy Cordes and Elaine Quijano..
CBS News - Published

Pennsylvania judges skeptical of Cosby effort to reverse sex assault conviction

A trio of Pennsylvania judges on Monday appeared deeply skeptical of Bill Cosby's effort to have his sexual assault conviction overturned, as the comedian's lawyers argued in court that the trial judge..
Reuters - Published

Cosby's lawyers, claiming unfair trial, seek to overturn his sex assault conviction

Lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby on Monday will ask a Pennsylvania appeals court to throw out his sexual assault conviction, arguing the trial judge committed errors that deprived him of a fair trial.
Reuters - Published

Bill Cosby, Andy Murray and Wendy's spicy chicken nuggets: 5 things you need to know Monday

Bill Cosby, "Hobbs & Shaw" and hot dog-flavored ice cream. Here's what to know Monday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Actor Janice Dickinson's defamation suit against Bill Cosby settled by insurer

Actor Janice Dickinson reached a settlement with Bill Cosby"s insurance company on Thursday, ending a civil lawsuit she filed against the comedian after his representatives disputed her account that he..
Reuters - Published

Today in History for July 12

Highlights of this day in history: Julius Caesar born; Walter Mondale taps Geraldine Ferraro as the first woman to run on a major party ticket for the White House; Boris Yeltsin quits the Soviet..
USATODAY.com - Published

Bill Cosby appeals conviction over testimony from other accusers

Appeal challenges a judge's view that the women's testimony shows "chilling similarities" and a "signature crime"
CBS News - Published

Bill Cosby appeals 2018 conviction for Pennsylvania sex attack

Bill Cosby's lawyers on Tuesday appealed his Pennsylvania conviction for drugging and sexually attacking former Temple University administrator Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.
Reuters - Published

Bill Cosby is 'extremely popular' in prison, 'looks amazing' after weight loss, rep says

Bill Cosby is doing “extremely well” in prison, giving motivational speeches to his fellow inmates and working out.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bill Cosby’s Father’s Day Tweet Using ‘America’s Dad’ Yields Outrage

The entertainer, who is serving a prison sentence for sexual assault, asked to send out the message for the holiday, his spokesman said.
NYTimes.com - Published

Bill Cosby posts cringeworthy message for Father's Day

Cosby is currently serving a multi-year prison sentence for drugging and assaulting a woman over a decade ago
CBS News - Published

'Hey, Hey, Hey': Bill Cosby posted for Father's Day – leaving many to diss 'America's Dad'

Bill Cosby may be in prison, but his social media accounts still posted a Father's Day message Sunday.
USATODAY.com - Published

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