Bill Cosby found guilty on all three counts in indecent assault trial

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Bill Cosby gave a weird response after his retrial on Thursday, where a jury found him guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. When the District Attorney was asked why Cosby was considered a flight risk, the DA responded by saying "Because he owns a plane". Cosby responded in a booming voice as he leapt to feet.

As the verdict was read, Cosby looked down with a sad expression. Constand sat stone-faced.

Cosby remains free on his current bail, with instructions not to leave the country. Constand remained stoic, then hugged her lawyer and members of the prosecution team.

Cosby's attorney, Tom Mesereau, said he plans to appeal "very strongly".

Sentencing was expected within 60 to 90 days, after Cosby submits to a "sexually violent predator assessment". He created the top-ranked "Cosby Show" two decades later.

Montgomery County prosecutor Kristen Feden took aim at Cosby's wholesome image, referencing his role as Cliff Huxtable in The Cosby Show.

All the while, his accusers say, he had been drugging and molesting women.

They included his version of what happened the night Constand says he drugged her with three pills and molested her at his suburban Philadelphia home in January 2004, and his admission that he gave quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with in the 1970s. She left court without comment.

"This case is about betrayal, and that betrayal leading to the sexual assault of a woman named Andrea Constand". His lawyer called Constand a "con artist" who levelled false accusations against Cosby so she could sue him. "When all is said and done, women were finally believed".

Other Cosby accusers celebrated the verdict with hugs, cries, and applause.

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"I want to see a serial rapist convicted", Thomas said.

The jury of seven men and five women began deliberating on the case on Wednesday morning local time.

Constand remained stoic as the verdicts were read, and only later embraced supporters and the other accusers in the same court where almost one year ago, a mistrial was declared during Cosby's trial on the same charges after jurors weren't able to reach a unanimous verdict.

The case is the first celebrity sexual assault trial since the #MeToo movement began last fall, and as such, it represents a test of how the cultural movement will translate into a courtroom arena. Cosby has admitted that he and Constand had sexual contact in his house around 2004, but he has long maintained it was consensual.

U.S. President Donald Trump has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct, including after the release during the 2016 presidential campaign of a video in which he had spoken in vulgar terms about trying to have sex with women.

Constand testified she went to Cosby's house to discuss a potential career change when he gave her three blue pills he said would relax her.

And she slammed the #MeToo movement itself, calling Cosby its victim and likening it to a witch hunt or a lynching.

The verdict came after a two-week retrial in which prosecutors put five other women on the stand who testified that Cosby, married for 54 years, drugged and violated them, too.

For UConn, the revocation of Cosby's degree was the first time the school had ever taken such punitive action.

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