Bill Cosby, born William Henry Cosby Jr., is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i nightclub in San Francisco during the 1960s.
Cosby released several standup comedy records throughout the decade, which consecutively earned him the Grammy Award from 1965 to 1970 for Best Comedy Album.
Not only that, but he also had a starring role in the television crime show I Spy (1965–1968) opposite Robert Culp.
Cosby is the first African American to earn an Emmy Award for acting after winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1966.
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Cosby is currently 84 years. He was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
Cosby became the subject of numerous sexual assault allegations in 2014. It became highly publicized during the Me Too movement.
He was convicted of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand in 2018.
The comedian was imprisoned until the conviction was vacated in June 2021, by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for violations of Cosby’s 5th Amendment and 14th Amendment due process rights.
The prosecution petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in November 2021, asking it to reverse this decision, but on March 7, 2022, the Supreme Court declined to do so.
A 61-year-old woman, Judy Huth, on Friday, June 3, 2022, also testified against Bill Cosby that the American Comedian had forcefully kissed her while she tried to escape from his grip.
According to her, Bill Cosby tool her into his trailer on a movie set in 1975. She added that Bill then grabbed her and kissed her while she struggled to flee for 30 seconds.
This was revealed for the first time during the Country civil trial in Los Angeles, where Cosby has being accused by Judy Huth.
Judy claims that the comedian had sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 16 around the same time the 61-year-old was forcefully kissed.
The woman testified to the court that she had come to LA with some family and friends to the set of the film “Let’s Do It Again,”. A movie that starred Cosby and Sidney Poitier.
She added that Cosby had invited them to play as extras after meeting them at a tennis a couple of months before the shooting.
Bill Cosby denied the alleged sexual abuse meted out to Judy Huth in 1975 when she was just a teenage girl in a video of testimony played for jurors on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
Bill Cosby told one of Judy Huth’s attorneys that nothing of that sort happened, and debunked ever having any sexual relationship with an underage girl in the 1970s.
He also ruled out the possibility that he might have forgotten what had happened.
Well, Cosby has been found guilty. The verdict was delivered in favor of Judy Huth, now 64, awarding her $500,000.
According to jurors, Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with Huth and found that he had reason to believe she was under 18 years of age at the time.