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This is how celebrities reacted when American comedian Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault who could face prison up to 30 years

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 April 2018, 14:34 IST

Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand on Thursday, April 26.

It is first such conviction of a Hollywood celebrity since the #MeToo movement that has brought down rich and powerful men for their treatment of women.

Cosby, 80, is best known as the lovable father from the 1980s Television hit The Cosby Show, faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the three charges of aggravated indecent assault against basketball star Andrea Constand, 45.

Hollywood actor Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Canadian basketball star Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004 nearly 14 years ago.

Constand has accused comedian of molesting her, however, the comedian claims the encounter was consensual and has always denied any wrongdoing.

Cosby's main accuser, Andrea Constand, along with two other women who were also drugged and sexually assaulted by him were present in the courtroom and burst into tears when the verdict was announced.

"I feel like my faith in humanity has been restored," one of the women, Lili Bernard, said after hearing the verdict. "I stand here in the spirit of Martin Luther King, who said that the arc of the moral universe is long but today it has bent towards justice.

"Today, this jury has shown what the #MeTo movement is saying, that women are worthy of being believed," she said. "And I thank the jury, I thank the prosecution."

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First published: 27 April 2018, 14:34 IST
 
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