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Bill Cosby Argues for New Trial After Losing Sex Assault Lawsuit

Lawyers for Bill Cosby argued Thursday that Judy Huth’s revision of details of her case — namely, the year she was sexually assaulted — unfairly denied the comedian the chance to investigate and interview witnesses who could have corroborated his defense. Jennifer Bonjean, representing Cosby, argued that the 11th-hour correction warrants a new trial. A […]

Civil Jury Finds Bill Cosby Sexually Abused Judy Huth in 1975

Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. Jurors found that Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with Huth, that he […]

Bill Cosby Accuser Judy Huth Moves for Judge to Decide Her Case Over Jury

Plaintiffs in sexual assault cases typically opt for jurors to hear their cases over a judge, but Bill Cosby accuser Judy Huth has waived her right to a jury trial. In a heated Friday morning hearing, attorneys for Huth and Cosby sparred over a request for L.A. Judge Craig Karlan to decide the fate of […]

Supreme Court Won’t Review Decision That Freed Bill Cosby

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday without comment that it would not review Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case, leaving him a free man and ending a two-decade legal drama that shifted the cultural landscape, destroyed the groundbreaking Black actor’s reputation, and sent him to prison for several years in his late 70s. The high court […]

Johnny Brown, Comedian, Singer and ‘Good Times’ Actor, Dies at 84

Johnny Brown, the easygoing actor, comedian and singer best known for portraying the housing project superintendent Nathan Bookman on Good Times, has died. He was 84. Brown died Wednesday, his daughter, actress Sharon Catherine Brown, announced on Instagram. “Our family is devastated. Devastated. Devastated. Beyond heartbroken. Barely able to breathe,” she wrote. View this post on Instagram […]

Bill Cosby Can Plead the Fifth in Civil Sexual Assault Suit, Judge Rules

When his sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s highest court, Bill Cosby theoretically became constrained in his ability to invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself. Attorneys for Judy Huth, who sued in 2014 claiming the comedian sexually assaulted her in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion, moved to depose Cosby after the […]

W. Kamau Bell’s ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’: TV Review | Sundance 2022

Bell's four-part Showtime docuseries explores Bill Cosby's legacy as a TV icon and a convicted predator, showing how his fame, influence and criminality were all connected.

First Trailer for W. Kamau Bell’s Bill Cosby Documentary, ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’

Below is the first official full trailer for the upcoming four-part Showtime documentary series We Need to Talk About Cosby. The project, from Emmy winner W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell), promises an in-depth look at the revolutionary career and the fall of “America’s Dad,” Bill Cosby. “Do not edit […]

Bill Cosby Docuseries From W. Kamau Bell Lands at Showtime

Comedian and filmmaker W. Kamau Bell calls himself a “child of Bill Cosby” — one who will now try to unpack Cosby’s influential career and descent into infamy after being accused of sexual assault by dozens of women. Bell (CNN’s United Shades of America) is behind a four-part docuseries, We Need to Talk About Cosby, […]

Bill Cosby Prosecutors Ask Supreme Court to Review Case

Prosecutors asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the ruling that overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, arguing in a petition Monday that a dangerous precedent could be set if press releases are treated as immunity agreements. Cosby’s lawyers have long argued that he relied on a promise that he would never be charged when […]

Jay Sandrich, Prolific Director on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and ‘The Cosby Show,’ Dies at 89

Jay Sandrich, the top-notch sitcom director who was a regular on 'The Mary Tyler Moore,' 'The Cosby Show' and 'Soap' and on the scene for some of the biggest moments in the history of television comedy, has died.

Andrea Constand Reveals How She Felt When Bill Cosby Conviction Overturned, Says Speaking Out “Was Worth It”

Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand is opening up about how she felt when she learned that the man she claimed sexually assaulted her would be released from prison. Speaking to The New York Times for an in-depth interview timed to the release of her memoir, The Moment, focused largely on her experience with Cosby, Constand […]