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Why Bill Cosby was actually found guilty in second trial

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About an hour into the sixth day of deliberations in the first trial, Judge Steven O’Neill declared that the jury of seven men and five women were hopelessly deadlocked in a legal battle. In the second trial, Andrea Constand said Cosby gave her three blue pills at his home in suburban Philadelphia in January 2004 when she was director of operations for the women’s basketball team at Temple University, where Mr. Cosby was a trustee. She added that her legs became rubbery and that Mr. Cosby helped her to a couch where he penetrated her with his fingers as she lost consciousness. She said: “I was weak. I was limp, and I just could not fight him off.”

Why Bill Cosby was actually found guilty in second trial

Cosby’s accusers celebrating

Cosby was actually found guilty in second trial because unlike the first trial, 5 of the accusers were allowed to testify at the second trial and their testimony unquestionably had a significant impact on the verdict because Judge Steven O’Neill believes that Cosby had done it in the past, therefore, he must have done it again this time. The women gathered together and said in a press conference that this verdict is not just a victory for only Andrea Constand, but a victory for all the women who have gone through this.

The 80-year-old comedian and actor now faces as many as 10 years in prison for each of the three counts. However, the sentences could be served concurrently.

After Judge Steven O’Neill discharged the jury, Montgomery County District Attorney, Kevin Steele, asked to have Mr. Cosby’s $1 million bail revoked, saying he was a flight risk and owned a private plane. The judge did not approve his request because Cosby had already surrendered his passport and attended every hearing.

However, Cosby’s attorney, Thomas Mesereau, said he was disappointed with the verdict and planned to appeal.

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