Judge set to decide whether Bill Cosby, 81, goes to prison

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

In April, Cosby was found guilty on three felony counts of sexually assaulting and drugging Andrea Constand in his home in 2004.

Monday morning, just a few hours before the sentencing hearing was to begin, Constand tweeted Ephesians 4:26, a Bible verse about letting go of anger: "Be wrathful, but do not sin; do not let the sun set while you are still angry; do not give the Devil an opportunity".

In addition, Cosby could be allowed to remain out of prison until any legal appeal is resolved.

In the years since Constand first went to police in 2005, more than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, though none of those claims have led to criminal charges.

Bill Cosby's sentencing for three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, 45, begins today in Philadelphia with an outcome expected as soon as tomorrow.

"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. One of those outside the courthouse waiting for Cosby was a frequent protester Bird Milliken, who came with an effigy of Cosby in a shopping cart with a bright pink sign around the neck, reading, "America's First #MeToo Conviction", followed by the words. Constand filed a lawsuit against Cosby for the abuse in 2005, but the case did not move forward until 11 years later in 2016, after more than 40 other women spoke out with their own allegations of sexual abuse by Cosby.

His trial is being heralded as the first major celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

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The decision is ultimately up to Judge Steven T. O'Neill, who oversaw Cosby's 2018 retrial, as well as his mistrial a year earlier that ended in a hung jury. 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 has been on house arrest since in April.

It is possible, however, that the women who appeared at the trial will testify again at sentencing. He has watched the Cosby team's attacks on the court system intensify, and grow more personal, as the stakes grew.

Cosby could then be sentenced late on Monday, rather than on Tuesday.

But prosecutors hope to call on some of Cosby's other accusers as they push for a lengthy sentence.

The former entertainer - once known for his starring role on The Cosby Show - has never admitted guilt.

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