After a second day of deliberations, the verdict was read in court on Thursday. Cosby faces a maximum of 10 years as well as a fine up to $25,000 on each count. Cosby will remain free on bail until his sentencing, NBC News reports.
Cosby was on trial on charges of assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. He has denied any wrongdoing. Cosby’s first trial on the case ended in a mistrial in 2017 after a deadlocked jury failed to reach a verdict.
Shortly after the verdict was read, Cosby appeared to have an outburst in court.
In a press conference following the verdict announcement, Cosby’s attorney Tom Mesereau said, “We are very disappointed; we know he is not guilty of anything; it’s not over.”
On April 12, Janice Dickinson testified in the Cosby trial.
Back in 2014, the model and reality TV star opened up to CNN and Entertainment Tonight, claiming that Cosby drugged her in Lake Tahoe in 1982 and subsequently raped her while she was unconscious.
“I would like Cosby to come out and at least acknowledge that he is a pig, he is a monster, and he raped me,” Dickinson said during her ET segment.
At the time, Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer, called the allegations “a complete lie.”
In 2015, Dickinson sued Cosby for defamation after his response to her allegations. “Janice is not only alleging that Bill Cosby drugged and raped her in 1982, but he re-victimized her in 2014 by sending out his representatives to publically ridicule her. That’s called defamation,” her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, told E! News at the time.
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She continued, “Cosby gave me a little blue pill. After I took the pill I started to feel dizzy and woozy. Cosby said we’ll finish this conversation let’s go upstairs so I followed him to his room.”
Dickinson then said during her testimony, “I was feeling really lightheaded and it didn’t sound like my words were coming out. I couldn’t get the words out I wanted to say. After I took pictures he got on top of me as I was seated on edge of bed. I remembered his smell of cigars, espresso, body odor…I couldn’t move, I was motionless…wondering what the heck is he doing…I was in shock I didn’t consent to this I hadn’t said yes. I didn’t fly to Tahoe to have sex with Mr. Cosby.”
“I remember the taste of his breath, the kiss…here was America’s Dad on top of me happily married man with five children,” she continued. “Before I passed out I felt vaginal pain between my legs. I passed out after he entered me it was gross.”
When she woke up the next morning, Dickinson said she didn’t know where she was.
Dickinson testified that Cosby didn’t say anything about the alleged incident later on that day.
“He didn’t say anything and it made me feel like I was crazy,” Dickinson shared. “I said you’re married how did this happen why did you do it? I wanted to hit him I wanted to punch him in the face…I felt disgust, humiliated, ashamed…”
When asked why she didn’t call the police after the alleged incident, Dickinson said, “Because I finally made it as a model and had conservative clients, shows, TV commercials, Revlon and I had clients that would not appreciate the fact that I had been raped and gone to police and I felt victimized.”