The case revolved around a 2004 case in which Andrea Constand claimed that Cosby sexually assaulted her while at his home. The nonprofit's hotline has received a record number of calls in the a year ago, with many survivors citing the Cosby case and others as inspiration.
The trial, on aggravated indecent assault charges, centered on testimony from Constand and also featured testimony from five "prior bad acts" witnesses who similarly said Cosby had drugged and assaulted them.
Constand's was the only one of those cases that occurred within the statute of limitations.
Cosby, who was found guilty in April, is the first celebrity to be convicted since the start of the #MeToo movement, the national reckoning with sexual misconduct that has brought down dozens of powerful men in entertainment, politics and other fields. O'Neill said he would announce his decision early in the afternoon. Cosby said the encounter was consensual.
"They persecuted Jesus and look what happened".
Cosby's lawyer says a psychologist set to testify Tuesday will be the only defense witness at the comedian's sentencing.
More than 50 women have come forward to publicly accuse Cosby of sexual assault spanning several decades.
The final verdict of the two-day long trial will come out today and that will determine the future for Bill Cosby. "Mr Cosby has shown no remorse and there has been no justice for numerous accusers who were barred from a court by the arbitrary time limits imposed by the statute of limitations". As a Temple University employee, she looked up to Cosby, a Temple trustee, as a mentor and friend. "He took my attractive, healthy, young spirit and crushed it", she said, accusing him of "psychological, emotional and financial bullying".
Cosby also could address the court in an "allocution", Kate Delano, spokeswoman for the county prosecutor's office, said. "I have given you my victim impact statement".
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O'Neill cited Constand's statement in deciding on the sentence. She accused Cosby of "ruining many lives". Mr. Cosby heard me.
Still, others aren't convinced that carceral feminism-defined by activist Angela Davis in her 2016 book Freedom is a Constant Struggle as "criminalization and incarceration for gender violence"-will solve the fundamental problem of sexual abuse".
The pioneering comedian and award-winning actor now risks becoming one of the most famous Americans ever sent to prison. Steele said Cosby didn't seem to think drugging and molesting women was wrong.
Cosby's lawyers asked for house arrest, saying Cosby - who is legally blind - is too old and helpless to do time in prison. At least two of those women, Lise-Lotte Lublin and former model Janice Dickinson, were among those in the courtroom Monday.
But on Thursday, O'Neill narrowed that field to just six: Constand and the five other women who testified at the retrial.
Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt told reporters in the afternoon that the entertainer was in "great, great" spirits. State guidelines suggest a one- to four-year sentence.
In a sentencing memorandum, prosecutors said that "extraordinary display of disrespect" was evidence of "who this convicted criminal defendant actually is".
He could also be sentenced to house arrest at his sprawling estate near Philadelphia, or even be freed on bail while appealing the sentence. Meanwhile, Cosby's defence attorney Joseph Green said, "Incarceration would impose excessive hardship", adding: "What does an 81-year-old man do in prison?"
He could get up to 10 years in prison for each conviction, but prosecutors have indicated they are likely to ask for a lesser sentence.