'Filled with awe', says Bill Cosby prosecutor

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"You're now on trial for your character, not what you're charged with".

Two women who said they too were victimized by the iconic comic burst into tears and had to be led from the courtroom.

That moment had been years in the making.

Gabrielle Union who has been vocal about her experience with sex assault shared her opinion on Bill Cosby's guilty verdict.

The order comes a day after Cosby was convicted of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion in January 2004. The second time he asked that she meet him in his suite at the Las Vegas Hilton, which is now the Westgate. So she took the pills. Cosby guided her to a couch as she slipped in and out of consciousness.

"When it started to sink in, I got so disgusted", Lublin said. I was so proud of her.

I hate to tell you this, Bill, but you're not the victim. "I trusted him because he's 'America's Dad'". Prosecutors said these witnesses showed that Cosby had a common pattern or scheme in his assault of Andrea Constand. But the district attorney at the time halted a police investigation after just four weeks, declaring the case too weak to be prosecuted.

At the start of the retrial in Pennsylvania it was revealed that Cosby had paid Ms Constand nearly $3.4m (£2.4m) in a civil settlement in 2006.

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"So did it hurt (Cosby's) case?"

That deposition would remain secret for nearly a decade. For the main role he received an Emmy, becoming the first black actor to be awarded this award.

Cosby angrily denied he has a plane and called Steele an "a-hole", shouting, "I'm sick of him!"

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It's the only criminal case to arise from allegations from more than 60 women, according to the reports. As Constand stood silently behind him, Steele apologized to her for a previous DA's decision in 2005 not to charge Cosby. The jury recognized the 80-year-old actor guilty.

After failing to win a conviction previous year, prosecutors had more courtroom weapons at their disposal for the retrial. Cosby's lawyers tried unsuccessfully to have the man removed.

Any sympathy, though, for Cosby would be misplaced. She and several other women went out into the courtroom hallway, embracing and crying tears of joy. They raised separate issues in each trial.

The deposition release in 2015 prompted authorities to reopen the criminal investigation, and they eventually brought charges. "I couldn't move, I felt like I was rendered motionless". "I feel like my faith in humanity is restored".

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While Black isn't convinced the #MeToo movement affected the jury's verdict directly, he does believe it impacted the judge's decision to allow the additional testimony.

"I thought he was a protector, not a predator", she said.

When she met Cosby at the Las Vegas Hilton, Cosby offered her some alcohol, she said, to help her relax.

"We are vindicated. We are validated, and we are now part of the tsunami of women's power and justice".

"No one should ever ever have to suffer what we had to hear and say that there isn't anything you can do about it", Lublin said. "And not only on #MeToo, but in a court of law where they are under oath, where they testified truthfully, where they are attacked", Allred said. Since Cosby has homes in multiple states, the judge noted that if he does arrange with the appropriate offices to stay in a home in another state he must be fitted with a Global Positioning System tracking device before leaving.

"We want to thank Kathleen Bliss", Lotte-Lublin said, referring to the defense attorney's closing arguments that came under criticism as shaming the accusers.

Attorney Thomas Mesereau explained: "We are very disappointed by the verdict".

Cosby waved to the crowd outside the courthouse, got into an SUV and left without saying anything. He cursed in court, then went silent.

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Dempsey said these witnesses had clear probative value, which means they were useful evidence to prove something important in the trial. And I loved it. Women who were teenagers in the 1960s pointed their fingers at him. The affable, kindly, wholesome, patriarch of the Huxtable family who was tender at times, jokey at others, but always just the nicest guy.

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