Bill Cosby has been found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home 14 years ago. The huge win for the #MeToo movement comes after years of sexual assault allegations surfaced against the world-renowned entertainer and actor.
The jury handed down the guilty verdict today for three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, who had been a Temple University employee under his mentorship. The counts included penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious, and penetration after administering an intoxicant, which are all felonies punishable by up to 10 years in state prison.
This is the second time Cosby has been on trial for sexual assault but the first, last year, ended in a deadlocked jury after six days of deliberations. The actor, now 80-years-old, had been a staple of American pop culture for six decades but had admitted in the past few years to giving women quaaludes in an effort to have sex with them.