Iconic television star and famed comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault Thursday; shocking the courtroom after just 14 hours of juror deliberation.
Cosby was found guilty on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, charges which could bring a combined prison sentence of 30 years and $75,000 in penalties.
“Cosby’s new legal team, which was headed by famed Michael Jackson attorney Tom Mesereau, failed to prove Constand was ‘greedy’ and wanted to extort money out of Cosby. Cosby’s chief accuser explained in court that she was simply at the trial ‘for justice,’” writes Fox News.
45-year old Andrea Constand told the court that Cosby gave her three blue pills he referred to as “your friends” while the two were in private.
She believed the pills to be “herbal supplements” to help relieve aches and pains, but says she woke up hours later with the iconic comedian “violating her.”