Video: Bill Cosby curses at Prosecutor after guilty verdict
TV icon Bill Cosby shouted at the prosecutor in the courtroom after the guilty verdict was announced.
The 80-year-old comedian’s outburst happened after the jury was dismissed.
It was apparently in response to District Attorney Kevin Steele’s argument that the $1 million bail be revoked, because “Cosby might flee anywhere in the world.”
According to the Prosecutor, Cosby had a private plane and no dollar amount would be able to ensure that he stays put.
Cosby stood up at one point and yelled at Steele: “He doesn’t have a private plane, you asshole.”
Judge Steven O’Neill did not revoke the bail, and cited Cosby’s age and his appearance at every hearing for the past 2½ years as reasons.
“I’m not simply going to lock him up right now.
“You are making a very big deal of something where there is a very high bail and he has appeared at every appearance,” O’Neill told Steele.
Judge O’Neill ruled that Cosby should not leave his home.
He also noted that since Cosby has homes in multiple States, he must be fitted with a GPS tracking device if he plans to change location.
The case against Cosby centered on testimony from accuser Andrea Constand, a former employee with Temple University women’s basketball team.
She testified that Cosby, a powerful trustee at Temple, drugged her and sexually assaulted her during a January 2004 visit to his home in a Philadelphia suburb, where she went to ask for career advice.
A jury found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Constand.
Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but would likely serve them concurrently. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.
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