A jury in Pennsylvania, found Bill Cosby guilty in April 2018 of drugging and sexually violating a former friend, at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. It marked the first such criminal conviction of a celebrity accused of sexual misconduct since the #MeToo movement
Bill Cosby conviction: There are around 50 women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault. However, this was the only case that led to criminal charges against him and resulted in his conviction. Here's why.
"I was weak. I was limp, and I just could not fight him off,'' said Andrea Constand, who found herself in the same cavernous courtroom less than a year after a jury was unable to reach a verdict on charges against Cosby.
On Thursday, it was Dickinson's turn to tell jurors that Cosby had taken advantage of her after knocking her out with drugs. She said he smelled of cigars and espresso as he got on top of her in his Lake Tahoe, Nevada, hotel room.
Judge Steven O'Neill, who was forced to declare a mistrial on June 17 when the 12-member panel failed to reach a unanimous verdict, made the announcement in a written order yesterday from Norristown, just outside Philadelphia.