Cosby sentenced three to ten years


Tara Giancaspro

JUSTICE. Many are applauding Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict. Some criticize the prison sentence for being too short. However, reactions to Cosby’s punishment have been mostly positive. “This is a very important day. Judgment day has come,” said Gloria Allred to CNN.

On Sept. 25, “America’s Favorite Dad” has finally received his punishment after two and a half years of litigation. 81-year-old Bill Cosby will be imprisoned for at least three years for his crime against Andrea Constand.

According to Constand’s victim impact statement, Cosby, who she had seen as “a mentor and friend,” had drugged and sexually assaulted the former basketball player.

Since Constand has spoken out, 59 other women have come out with their own stories, most following a similar theme: Cosby drugging and sexually assaulting them.

 Now, Judge Steven O’Neill has ruled Cosby as a “sexually violent predator.” However, the stand-up comedian’s legal team is still arguing for his innocence.

“Mr. Cosby knows that these are lies. They persecuted Jesus and look what happened. Not saying Mr. Cosby is Jesus, but we know what this country has done to black men for centuries,” said Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt to NPR