Bill Cosby Is Found Guilty On All Three Counts | NBC News

Bill Cosby Is Found Guilty On All Three Counts | NBC News


>>>THIS IS AN NBC NEWS SPECIAL>>>THIS IS AN NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT. REPORT. HERES LESTER HOLT.
>>>GOOD DAY, EVERYONE.>>>GOOD DAY, EVERYONE.
WERE COMING ON THE AIR WITH WERE COMING ON THE AIR WITH
BREAKING NEWS WITH THE JURY IN BREAKING NEWS WITH THE JURY IN THE BILL COSBYS SEXUAL ASSAULT THE BILL COSBYS SEXUAL ASSAULT HAS REACHED A VERDICT. HAS REACHED A VERDICT. STEPHANIE GOSK HAS BEEN COVERING STEPHANIE GOSK HAS BEEN COVERING THE TRIAL. THE TRIAL. THERE ARE THREE COUNTS HERE.
WHAT DO WE KNOW.COUNTS HERE. WHAT DO WE KNOW.
>>Reporter: LESTER, BILL COSBY>>Reporter: LESTER, BILL COSBY HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY ON ALL
THREE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATEDLL THREE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED
INDECENT ASSAULT. INDECENT ASSAULT.
EACH ONE OF THESE COUNTS HAVE UP EACH ONE OF THESE COUNTS HAVE UP
TO A TEN-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE. TO A TEN-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE.
ILL GO THROUGH EACH ONE. ILL GO THROUGH EACH ONE. COUNT ONE, STRAIGHT SEXUAL
ASSAULT.E, STRAIGHT SEXUAL ASSAULT. SECOND TWO, SEXUAL ASSAULT WHILE SECOND TWO, SEXUAL ASSAULT WHILE CONSTAND WAS UNCONSCIOUS.
AGAIN THAT VERDICT GUILTY ON ALL AGAIN THAT VERDICT GUILTY ON ALL
THREE COUNTS. THREE COUNTS.>>STEPHANIE THE JURY HAD
REQUESTED A READBACK OF SOME KEY REQUESTED A READBACK OF SOME KEY
TESTIMONY YESTERDAY, ANY OF IT TESTIMONY YESTERDAY, ANY OF IT
POINTING IN THE DIRECTION OF POINTING IN THE DIRECTION OF
GUILT. GUILT.>>Reporter: IT WAS TOUGH TO>>Reporter: IT WAS TOUGH TO KNOW FOR SURE, LESTER. KNOW FOR SURE, LESTER. THEY ASKED FOR THE COMPLETE
TESTIMONY OF MARGARET JACKSON, TESTIMONY OF MARGARET JACKSON,
SHE CAME FORWARD AND THAT SHE CAME FORWARD AND THAT
CONSTAND TOLD HER IN 2014 AFTER CONSTAND TOLD HER IN 2014 AFTER
THE ALLEGED INCIDENT THAT SHE THE ALLEGED INCIDENT THAT SHE
GET SOME MONEY OUT OF A GET SOME MONEY OUT OF A
HOLLYWOOD STAR IF SHE HAD TOLD A HOLLYWOOD STAR IF SHE HAD TOLD A
STORY ABOUT SEXUALLY ASSAULTED. STORY ABOUT SEXUALLY ASSAULTED.
THEY WANTED TO LISTEN TO HER THEY WANTED TO LISTEN TO HER
TESTIMONY AGAIN AND SEE IF IT TESTIMONY AGAIN AND SEE IF IT
WAS BELIEVABLE. WAS BELIEVABLE.
THE SECOND THING THEY ASKED FOR THE SECOND THING THEY ASKED FOR
AND THIS IS KEY A PIECE OF BILL AND THIS IS KEY A PIECE OF BILL
COSBYS DEPOSITION FROM 2005 AND COSBYS DEPOSITION FROM 2005 AND
2006. 2006.
WHERE HE TOLD BOTH ATTORNEYS FOR WHERE HE TOLD BOTH ATTORNEYS FOR
BOTH SIDES THAT HE HAD BOUGHT BOTH SIDES THAT HE HAD BOUGHT
QUAALUDES IN THE 70s WITH THE QUAALUDES IN THE 70s WITH THE
PURPOSE OF GIVING THEM TO YOUNG PURPOSE OF GIVING THEM TO YOUNG
WOMEN WITH THE PURPOSE OF HAVING WOMEN WITH THE PURPOSE OF HAVING
SEX. SEX. BOTH OF THESE KEY PIECES OF THE
TRIAL BEING RE-READ TO THE JURY TRIAL BEING RE-READ TO THE JURY
LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING. LAST NIGHT AND THIS MORNING.
>>STEPHANIE, SEVEN MEN, FIVE>>STEPHANIE, SEVEN MEN, FIVE
WOMEN JURY MEMBERS DELIBERATED WOMEN JURY MEMBERS DELIBERATED
ABOUT 14 HOURS, THEY GOT THE ABOUT 14 HOURS, THEY GOT THE
CASE A LITTLE OVER 4 HOURS AGO. CASE A LITTLE OVER 4 HOURS AGO.
AND AGAIN, DELIVERING A GUILTY AND AGAIN, DELIVERING A GUILTY
VERNT. VERNT. WE WANT TO GO NBCS KATE SNOW
WHO HAS BEEN WORKING THE COSBY WHO HAS BEEN WORKING THE COSBY
STORY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND STORY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND
FAMOUSLY SAT DOWN WITH A NUMBER FAMOUSLY SAT DOWN WITH A NUMBER
OF ACCUSERS. OF ACCUSERS.
>>Reporter: IM REACHING OUT TO>>Reporter: IM REACHING OUT TO
ALL OF THOSE WE TALKED TO, SO ALL OF THOSE WE TALKED TO, SO
FAR, I SPOKE WITH ONE A FEW FAR, I SPOKE WITH ONE A FEW
MINUTES AGO WHO SAID SHE WAS MINUTES AGO WHO SAID SHE WAS
ANXIOUS AND NERVOUS AND FEELING ANXIOUS AND NERVOUS AND FEELING
LIKE SHE WANTED TO THROW UP. LIKE SHE WANTED TO THROW UP.
THEY WERE INCREDIBLY WORRIED. THEY WERE INCREDIBLY WORRIED.
A NUMBER OF WOMEN WORRIED, A NUMBER OF WOMEN WORRIED,
ACCUSERS OF COSBYS THAT HE ACCUSERS OF COSBYS THAT HE
WOULD GIVEBEFOUND NOT GUILT. WOULD GIVEBEFOUND NOT GUILT.
IT STARTED OUT TO COME OUT IT STARTED OUT TO COME OUT
PUBLICLY IN 2014, BY THE SUMMER PUBLICLY IN 2014, BY THE SUMMER
OF 2015 MORE THAN 50 WOMEN OF 2015 MORE THAN 50 WOMEN
INDIVIDUALS ACCUSING OF BILL INDIVIDUALS ACCUSING OF BILL
COSBY OF VARIOUS FORMS OF CRIME. COSBY OF VARIOUS FORMS OF CRIME.
THIS WILL BE A VERY, VERY BIG THIS WILL BE A VERY, VERY BIG
VICTORY FOR THOSE WOMEN WHO HAVE VICTORY FOR THOSE WOMEN WHO HAVE
BEEN CALLING FOR WHAT THEY CALL BEEN CALLING FOR WHAT THEY CALL
AS JUSTICE. AS JUSTICE.
>>THIS IS THE ONLY CONSTAND>>THIS IS THE ONLY CONSTAND
CASE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT WENT CASE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT WENT
TO CRIMINAL TRIAL. TO CRIMINAL TRIAL.
WHAT WAS THE MATTER OF THE WHAT WAS THE MATTER OF THE
OTHERS, STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS OTHERS, STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
FROM MAKING A CRIMINAL FROM MAKING A CRIMINAL
COMPLAINT. COMPLAINT.>>Reporter: YES, MANY OF THEM
ARE DECADES OLD., MANY OF THEM ARE DECADES OLD.
MOST OF THEM ARE OUTSIDE THE MOST OF THEM ARE OUTSIDE THE
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.
CRIMINALLY. CRIMINALLY. BUT I SHOULD SAY THERE ARE ABOUT
NINE CIVIL CASES, AROUND EL NINE NINE CIVIL CASES, AROUND EL NINE
CIVIL CASES RIGHT NOW THAT ARE CIVIL CASES RIGHT NOW THAT ARE
STILL PROCEEDING THROUGH THE STILL PROCEEDING THROUGH THE
COURTS AND YOU CAN IMAGINE THIS COURTS AND YOU CAN IMAGINE THIS
CRIMINAL CONVICTION WILL HAVE A CRIMINAL CONVICTION WILL HAVE A
LOT OF IMPACT ON THOSE CIVIL LOT OF IMPACT ON THOSE CIVIL
CASES AS WELL. CASES AS WELL.>>KATE, STAND BY.
WE BELIEVE ALL THE PLAYERS IN WE BELIEVE ALL THE PLAYERS IN
THIS TRIAL ARE STILL IN THE THIS TRIAL ARE STILL IN THE
COURTROOM. COURTROOM. NO CAMERAS IN THE COURTROOM.
WE OF COURSE GOT WORD THROUGH A WE OF COURSE GOT WORD THROUGH A
MESSAGES TO THE REST OF OUR MESSAGES TO THE REST OF OUR
STAFF HERE ABOUT WHAT IS STAFF HERE ABOUT WHAT IS
HAPPENING. HAPPENING. WE DONT KNOW EXACTLY WHATS
STILL TRANSPIRING IN THATS STILL TRANSPIRING IN THAT
COURTROOM. COURTROOM.
THE DISPOSITION OF THE THE DISPOSITION OF THE
SENTENCING. SENTENCING. STEPHANIE, DO WE KNOW WHAT WILL STEPHANIE, DO WE KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN, WILL COSBY BE TAKEN INTO
KUSLY IMMEDIATELY. BE TAKEN INTO KUSLY IMMEDIATELY.
>>ITS UP TO DISCUSSION.>>ITS UP TO DISCUSSION.
THE PROSECUTION WILL BE ASKED THE PROSECUTION WILL BE ASKED
THAT HIS BAIL BE REVOKED. THAT HIS BAIL BE REVOKED.
OTHERWISE HELL BE OUT ON BAIL OTHERWISE HELL BE OUT ON BAIL
UNTIL HIS SENTENCING. UNTIL HIS SENTENCING.
THAT SENTENCING UP TO 30 YEARS. THAT SENTENCING UP TO 30 YEARS.
IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT HERE, IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT HERE,
LESTER, MUCH OF THIS TRIAL WAS LESTER, MUCH OF THIS TRIAL WAS
SAME AS THE LAST ONE THE SAME SAME AS THE LAST ONE THE SAME
JUDGE, THE SAME COURTHOUSE, THE JUDGE, THE SAME COURTHOUSE, THE
SAME CHARGES, THERE WERE SOME SAME CHARGES, THERE WERE SOME
SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES OVER THE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES OVER THE
COURSE OF THE TRIAL WHEN IT COURSE OF THE TRIAL WHEN IT COMES TO THE WITNESSES. COMES TO THE WITNESSES. ONE OF THOSE BIG DIFFERENCES, IN
THIS GO-AROUND, FIVE WITNESSESIN THIS GO-AROUND, FIVE WITNESSES
ALLEGED VICTIMS CAME FORWARD AND ALLEGED VICTIMS CAME FORWARD AND
GAVE THEIR TESTIMONY AND THEY GAVE THEIR TESTIMONY AND THEY
WERE CONSIDERED PRIOR BAD ACT WERE CONSIDERED PRIOR BAD ACT
WITNESSES TO ESTABLISH A PATTERN WITNESSES TO ESTABLISH A PATTERN
OF BEHAVIOR. OF BEHAVIOR.
THOSE FIVE WOMEN TOLD THEIR THOSE FIVE WOMEN TOLD THEIR
STORIES TO THE JURY LAST TRIAL. STORIES TO THE JURY LAST TRIAL.
IT WAS JUST ONE WOMAN WHO DID IT WAS JUST ONE WOMAN WHO DID
THAT. THAT. YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHEN THE YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHEN THE COMPOUNDED OF THEIR STORIES HAD COMPOUNDED OF THEIR STORIES HAD SOME EFFECT ON THIS JURY. SOME EFFECT ON THIS JURY.>>AND ALSO, STEPHANIE, IN THIS>>AND ALSO, STEPHANIE, IN THIS PARTICULAR TRIAL, MR. MESEREAU
THE LEAD ATTORNEY, THE LEADEAU THE LEAD ATTORNEY, THE LEAD
DEFENSE ATTORNEY WENT AFTER DEFENSE ATTORNEY WENT AFTER
CONSTAND VERY, VERY HARD. CONSTAND VERY, VERY HARD.
THAT WAS A BIT OF A RISKY LEGAL THAT WAS A BIT OF A RISKY LEGAL
STRATEGY, WASNT IT? STRATEGY, WASNT IT?
>>Reporter: YEAH, IT WAS.>>Reporter: YEAH, IT WAS.
AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, YOU TALK AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, YOU TALK
ABOUT THE CONTEXT WERE IN RIGHT ABOUT THE CONTEXT WERE IN RIGHT
NOW WITH THE ME TOO MOVEMENT AND NOW WITH THE ME TOO MOVEMENT AND
ALL OF THAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE ALL OF THAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE
THE FIRST TRIAL. THE FIRST TRIAL.
LOT OF SENSITIVITY AROUND LOT OF SENSITIVITY AROUND
VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE. VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE.
THE STORIES OF THOSE FIVE WOMEN, THE STORIES OF THOSE FIVE WOMEN,
THEY DECIDED TO DO THAT. THEY DECIDED TO DO THAT.
YOU HAVE TO WONDER THAT TOO YOU HAVE TO WONDER THAT TOO
AFFECTED THE POSITIONS OF THESE AFFECTED THE POSITIONS OF THESE
JURORS. JURORS.>>>KATE, BACK TO YOU, FIVE>>>KATE, BACK TO YOU, FIVE OTHER ACCUSERS WHO TESTIFIED IN
THIS CASE, THEIR STORIES HAVEIN THIS CASE, THEIR STORIES HAVE
BECOME WIDELY KNOWN NOW, I KNOW BECOME WIDELY KNOWN NOW, I KNOW
ITS HARD TO KNOW HOW IMPACTFUL ITS HARD TO KNOW HOW IMPACTFUL
THAT WAS. THAT WAS.
IT WAS SIGNIFICANT AND A BIG IT WAS SIGNIFICANT AND A BIG
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS TRIAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS TRIAL
AND THE PREVIOUS ONE. AND THE PREVIOUS ONE.
>>YOU HAVE TO IMAGINE IT MAY>>YOU HAVE TO IMAGINE IT MAY
HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT FOR THESE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT FOR THESE
JURORS TO HEAR A PATTERN OF JURORS TO HEAR A PATTERN OF
BEHAVIOR. BEHAVIOR. LESTER, JUST NOW, IM GETTING A
STATEMENT FROM ONE OF THOSEG A STATEMENT FROM ONE OF THOSE
WOMEN WHO TESTIFIED IN THIS WOMEN WHO TESTIFIED IN THIS
TRIAL AND SHE SAID IM TRIAL AND SHE SAID IM
OVERWHELMED WITH JOY, RELIEF AND OVERWHELMED WITH JOY, RELIEF AND
GRATITUDE. GRATITUDE.
RELIEF THAT THE YEARS OF THIS RELIEF THAT THE YEARS OF THIS
TOXIC CHAIN OF SILENCE HAS BEEN TOXIC CHAIN OF SILENCE HAS BEEN
BROKEN AND WE CAN NOW MOVE BROKEN AND WE CAN NOW MOVE
FORWARD WITH OUR HEADS HELD HIGH FORWARD WITH OUR HEADS HELD HIGH
AS SURVIVORS AND NOT VICTIMS. AS SURVIVORS AND NOT VICTIMS.
THATS A STATEMENT IN PART FROM THATS A STATEMENT IN PART FROM
JANICE BAKER KINNY WHO JANICE BAKER KINNY WHO
TESTIFIED. TESTIFIED. NO DOUBT THAT HAD SOME IMPACT ON NO DOUBT THAT HAD SOME IMPACT ON THIS JURY. THIS JURY. BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS TRIAL AND THE LAST GO-ROUND.
>>WERE STILL WAITING FOR THE>>WERE STILL WAITING FOR THE
PARTICIPANTS, PERHAPS MAKE PARTICIPANTS, PERHAPS MAKE
COMMENTS ON THE WAY OUT. COMMENTS ON THE WAY OUT.
LETS GO BACK TO STEPHANIE GOSK LETS GO BACK TO STEPHANIE GOSK
WHOS GETTING A BIT OF WHATS WHOS GETTING A BIT OF WHATS
HAPPENING INSIDE. HAPPENING INSIDE.>>Reporter: LESTER, WERE>>Reporter: LESTER, WERE HEARING RIGHT NOW SOME OF THE HEARING RIGHT NOW SOME OF THE COSBYS ACCUSERS WHO ATTENDED COSBYS ACCUSERS WHO ATTENDED EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THIS TRIAL
THEY LET OUT WITH LOUD SOBS WHEN THEY LET OUT WITH LOUD SOBS WHEN
THEY HEARD THE VERDICT. THEY HEARD THE VERDICT.
THE JUDGE HAD TO YELL ORDER IN THE JUDGE HAD TO YELL ORDER IN
THE COURT. THE COURT.
SOME OF THESE WOMEN WERE SOME OF THESE WOMEN WERE
REMOVED. REMOVED. ANDREA CONSTAND REPORTEDLY JUST ANDREA CONSTAND REPORTEDLY JUST LOOKED FORWARD AND NO REAL
REACTION ON HER FACE. REAL REACTION ON HER FACE.
>>YEAH, I WAS LOOKING AT A>>YEAH, I WAS LOOKING AT A
MONITOR BEFORE WE WENT UP ON THE MONITOR BEFORE WE WENT UP ON THE
AIR WE COULD SEE WOMEN HUGGING AIR WE COULD SEE WOMEN HUGGING
EACH OTHER, CLEARLY A LOT OF EACH OTHER, CLEARLY A LOT OF
EMOTION SPILLING OUT THAT EMOTION SPILLING OUT THAT
COURTHOUSE. COURTHOUSE. STEPHANIE, AS WE SAID, THE ISSUE
WHETHER HES REPRIMANDED IS ASSUE WHETHER HES REPRIMANDED IS A
SUBJECT FOR THE JUDGE TO RULE SUBJECT FOR THE JUDGE TO RULE
ON. ON. WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SENTENCES. WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SENTENCES.>>Reporter: UP TO TEN YEARS FOR>>Reporter: UP TO TEN YEARS FOR EACH OF THESE COUNTS.
COULD RESULT UP TO 30 YEARS FOR COULD RESULT UP TO 30 YEARS FOR
A SENTENCE. A SENTENCE.
AS YOU KNOW, BILL COSBYS IN HIS AS YOU KNOW, BILL COSBYS IN HIS
80, HES NOT IN POOR HEALTH. 80, HES NOT IN POOR HEALTH.
SO SO THATS UP TO DISPUTE.
FOR PEOPLE WATCHING HIM GO IN FOR PEOPLE WATCHING HIM GO IN
AND OUT OF THIS COURT THIS YEAR AND OUT OF THIS COURT THIS YEAR
AND CERTAINLY LAST YEAR, HE HES AND CERTAINLY LAST YEAR, HE HES
NOT IN THE GREATEST OF HEALTH. NOT IN THE GREATEST OF HEALTH.
30 YEARS COULD END UP BEING A 30 YEARS COULD END UP BEING A
DEATH SENTENCE FOR BILL COSBY. DEATH SENTENCE FOR BILL COSBY.
THIS IS MAN WHO BURST ON THE THIS IS MAN WHO BURST ON THE
SCENE AS A COMEDIAN. SCENE AS A COMEDIAN.
THE CREATOR OF THE “FAT ALBERT” THE CREATOR OF THE “FAT ALBERT”
CARTOON. CARTOON. HE WENT ON TO BECOME ONE OF
THOSE BELOVED TV CHARACTERS IN THOSE BELOVED TV CHARACTERS IN
OUR HISTORY, BECOMING DR. CLIFF OUR HISTORY, BECOMING DR. CLIFF
HUX HUX HUXTABLE, TO SEE HIM HERE, END
HIS LIFE IN PRISON IS ANE, END HIS LIFE IN PRISON IS AN
INCREDIBLE INCREDIBLE
INCREDIBLE FALL FROM GRACE. INCREDIBLE FALL FROM GRACE.
>>DO WE HIS WIFE IS ATTENDING>>DO WE HIS WIFE IS ATTENDING
COURT TODAY, THERE FOR THE COURT TODAY, THERE FOR THE
VERDICT? VERDICT?>>Reporter: SHE WAS NOT THERE>>Reporter: SHE WAS NOT THERE AND SHE HASNT BEEN THERE FOR
THE DELIBERATIONS. THERE FOR THE DELIBERATIONS.
. . SHE WAS THERE FOR THE CLOSING SHE WAS THERE FOR THE CLOSING STATEMENTS, APPEARING JUST ONCE STATEMENTS, APPEARING JUST ONCE WHICH HER APPEARANCE IN THE LAST
TRIAL SHE APPEARED JUST ONCE.AST TRIAL SHE APPEARED JUST ONCE.
SHE HAS BEEN HIS SIDE THIS WHOLE SHE HAS BEEN HIS SIDE THIS WHOLE
TIME. TIME. HES DENIED ALL OF THESE CHARGES HES DENIED ALL OF THESE CHARGES FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. ALL CAMILLE, WHO ALL CAMILLE, WHO CAME OUT WITH A STATEMENT AFTER
THE FIRST ONE CALLING ITT AFTER THE FIRST ONE CALLING IT
BASICALLY A WITCH HUNT AND A BASICALLY A WITCH HUNT AND A
VIOLATION OF HER HUSBANDS VIOLATION OF HER HUSBANDS
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
WE ARE OBVIOUSLY IN A VERY WE ARE OBVIOUSLY IN A VERY
DIFFERENT PLACE TODAY, LESTER. DIFFERENT PLACE TODAY, LESTER.
>>AND WE KNOW THAT THERE HAS>>AND WE KNOW THAT THERE HAS
BEEN A LOT OF EMOTION ON THIS BEEN A LOT OF EMOTION ON THIS
TRIAL FROM VARIOUS LEVELS. TRIAL FROM VARIOUS LEVELS.
YOUVE SEEN, I SUPPOSE, SOME OF YOUVE SEEN, I SUPPOSE, SOME OF
IT PLAY OUT ON THE COURT STEPS IT PLAY OUT ON THE COURT STEPS
THERE OF COSBY DEFENDERS VERSUS THERE OF COSBY DEFENDERS VERSUS
THOSE WHO BELIEVE HE WAS GUILTY. THOSE WHO BELIEVE HE WAS GUILTY.
CAN YOU GIVE US A SENSE OF WHAT CAN YOU GIVE US A SENSE OF WHAT
IT HAS BEEN LIKE OUTSIDE THE IT HAS BEEN LIKE OUTSIDE THE
COURTHOUSE? COURTHOUSE?>>THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF
DRAMA.RE HAS BEEN A LOT OF DRAMA. YOU DO HAVE PEOPLE THAT COME OUT
HERE WHEN HE WALKS OUT OF THEOUT HERE WHEN HE WALKS OUT OF THE
COURTHOUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY COURTHOUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY
YELLING, FREE COSBY, AND HEY, YELLING, FREE COSBY, AND HEY,
HEY, HEY, AND CLEARLY SUPPORTERS HEY, HEY, AND CLEARLY SUPPORTERS
OF HIM. OF HIM.
BUT YOU ALSO HAVE A GROUP OF BUT YOU ALSO HAVE A GROUP OF
PEOPLE WHOVSH PRO HAVE BEEN PROT PEOPLE WHOVSH PRO HAVE BEEN PROT
A LOT OF THEM INSPIRED BY THE A LOT OF THEM INSPIRED BY THE
ME TOO MOVEMENT, WOMEN WHO CAME ME TOO MOVEMENT, WOMEN WHO CAME
FORWARD IN 2014, WHEN THEIR FORWARD IN 2014, WHEN THEIR
ALLEGATIONS WERE WELL BEYOND THE ALLEGATIONS WERE WELL BEYOND THE
STATUTE OF LIMITATION. STATUTE OF LIMITATION.
ITS HARD TO CONVEY HOW MUCH ITS HARD TO CONVEY HOW MUCH
EMOTION THESE WOMEN SHOWED IN EMOTION THESE WOMEN SHOWED IN
THIS VERDICT. THIS VERDICT. FOR THEM, IT WAS RIDING ON ALL
OF THIS., IT WAS RIDING ON ALL OF THIS.
FOR THEM ITS QUITE A DAY OF FOR THEM ITS QUITE A DAY OF
REDEMPTION. REDEMPTION.>>I WANT TO GO BACK TO KATE
SNOW AGAIN.O GO BACK TO KATE SNOW AGAIN.
KATE, YOU HAVE TALKED TO A KATE, YOU HAVE TALKED TO A
NUMBER OF THE ACCUSERS WHO WERE NUMBER OF THE ACCUSERS WHO WERE
UNABLE TO PURSUE CRIMINAL UNABLE TO PURSUE CRIMINAL
CHARGES. CHARGES. WHAT HAPPENS NOW? WHAT HAPPENS NOW? IS IT SIMPLY A VALIDATION IN IS IT SIMPLY A VALIDATION IN THIS VERDICT? THIS VERDICT?>>Reporter: YEAH, I THINK
REDEMPTION, AS STEPHANIE JUST REDEMPTION, AS STEPHANIE JUST
SAID, BUT I WILL POINT OUT A SAID, BUT I WILL POINT OUT A
NUMBER OF THE WOMEN WHO HAVE NUMBER OF THE WOMEN WHO HAVE
MADE THESE ACCUSATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE THESE ACCUSATIONS HAVE BEEN
FIGHTING IN STATE LEGISLATURES FIGHTING IN STATE LEGISLATURES
TO CHANGE THE STATUTE OF TO CHANGE THE STATUTE OF
LIMITATIONS ON RAPE AND OTHER LIMITATIONS ON RAPE AND OTHER
SEXUAL CRIMES. SEXUAL CRIMES. THEYVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN A
COUPLE OF PLACES.SSFUL IN A COUPLE OF PLACES.
IN CALIFORNIA THERE IS NO IN CALIFORNIA THERE IS NO
LONGER — IM SORRY FOR MY PHONE LONGER — IM SORRY FOR MY PHONE
RINGING — IN CALIFORNIA THERE RINGING — IN CALIFORNIA THERE
IS NO LONGER ANY STATUTE FOR IS NO LONGER ANY STATUTE FOR
RAPE. RAPE. THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL IN COLORADO
AS WELL, LESTER, AND THEYREORADO AS WELL, LESTER, AND THEYRE
TRYING TO FIGHT IN OTHER STATES TRYING TO FIGHT IN OTHER STATES
NOW. NOW. I ASSUME THIS WILL GIVE THEM NEW
MOMENTUM AND PERHAPS A RALLYINGW MOMENTUM AND PERHAPS A RALLYING
CRY TO CONTINUE THOSE FIGHTS. CRY TO CONTINUE THOSE FIGHTS.
>>THANK YOU, KATE.>>THANK YOU, KATE.
OBVIOUSLY A BIG DAY. OBVIOUSLY A BIG DAY.
BILL COSBY WHO WAS KNOWN FOR SO BILL COSBY WHO WAS KNOWN FOR SO
LONG AS AMERICAS DAD FROM HIS LONG AS AMERICAS DAD FROM HIS
ROLE ON “THE COSBY SHOW” FOUND ROLE ON “THE COSBY SHOW” FOUND
GUILTY ON THREE COUNTS RELATED GUILTY ON THREE COUNTS RELATED
TO SEXUAL ASSAULT. TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
ANDREA CONSTAND IN A ANDREA CONSTAND IN A
PENNSYLVANIA COURT. PENNSYLVANIA COURT.
WE WOULD EXPECT THE PLAYERS IN WE WOULD EXPECT THE PLAYERS IN
THIS TRIAL, AT LEAST THE DEFENSE THIS TRIAL, AT LEAST THE DEFENSE
AND PROSECUTORS, TO SPEAK AT AND PROSECUTORS, TO SPEAK AT
SOME POINT. SOME POINT. WERE GOING TO GO OFF RIGHT NOW. WERE GOING TO GO OFF RIGHT NOW. THERE IS CONTINUING COVERAGE ON

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