Andrea Constand Is Set To Deliver Impactful Statement At Bill Cosby Sentencing

Judge bars parade of Bill Cosby accusers at sentencing hearing

A number of accusers, including model Janice Dickinson, were on hand for the sentencing hearing, which is expected to last two days.

Following the popularity of the video, women came out of the woodwork to accuse Mr. Cosby of many crimes, ranging from sexual harassment, assault, all the way to drugging and raping. Given his advanced age and health issues, it's likely that Cosby's legal team will argue for a lesser sentence.

"Taken in a fuller context of the other witnesses who testified, the prior bad acts witnesses, it creates a picture of a person, of Mr. Cosby, who befriends women, and during the course of the friendship was able to supply them with drugs and alcohol to sedate them", Dudley testified.

Attorney, Gloria Allred, centre, with her clients aned Bill Cosby accusers, Chelan Lasha, left and Lise-Lotte Lublin.

On Monday, the judge opened proceedings by hearing opposing arguments on whether Cosby should be included on the Pennsylvania state's list of violent sexual predators, as recommended by the state board. Or O'Neill could give him less than a year and let him serve some or all of the time on home confinement, typically with an ankle monitor, or probation.

Cosby is now on his third lead lawyer since his arrest in December 2015, having parted ways with celebrity advocate Tom Mesereau after the guilty verdict.

"The judge knows a ton about Mr. Cosby whether or not the D.A. puts on a single witness", Filler said.

But when prosecutors in Montgomery County asked the judge to revoke his bail because, they claimed, he has a private plane, Cosby stood up and yelled, "He doesn't have a plane, you a**hole", referring to himself.

This avoids a repeat of the trial of ex-Team USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who faced testimony from more than 100 women during his sentencing hearing. That dynamic is on display in the controversy surrounding U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Tuerkheimer said, with Kavanaugh and his allies denying allegations from a woman that he sexually assaulted her in high school.

When the first trial ended in a deadlock in June 2017, the defense attacked the judge and prosecutor from the courthouse steps.

Cosby refused to cooperate, which he was rightfully allowed to do, so Dudley said she relied on transcripts from both of his criminal trials.

Lawyer Samuel Stretton, who often represents Pennsylvania judges in disciplinary hearings, called O'Neill an even-keeled professional who "understands human nature".

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