BILL COSBY FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN RETRIAL!

In Norristown, Pa. on Thursday afternoon, Bill Cosby, once America’s Dad thanks to his popular sit-com, The Cosby Show, was found guilty on three sexual assault counts in a retrial that many doubted would go anywhere.

After a mistrial last year, it appears that this time around, the fact that prior bad acts were allowed in and five new women were able to testify about their experiences with Cosby, made the difference.

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The original trial centered around Andrea Constand, 45, a woman who claimed that Cosby drugged her and then sexually assaulted her at his home in January 2004. Constand was present for the retrial, reportedly maintaining her composure as the verdict was read.

Cosby, 80, faces 10 years in jail on each count.

In the era of the #MeToo movement, women and men are feeling more empowered to speak out against harassment and abuse, with some of Cosby’s over 60 accusers expressing their elation and relief following the guilty verdict.

A tearful Lili Bernard, one of Cosby’s accusers who guested on The Cosby Show, spoke to reporters after the trial, perhaps channeling the sentiments of many. “I feel like my faith in humanity is restored.”

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