"Effective immediately, Bounce is removing The Cosby Show from our schedule", said the Atlanta-based network in a statement obtained by EW.
Bill Cosby gave a freakish response after his retrial on Thursday, where a jury found him guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. According to the Associated Press, Cosby could be sentenced to up to 10 years for each of the three charges, but will likely receive a shorter sentence that could nonetheless put him in prison until his death. Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. Then as now, Cosby pleaded not guilty and has repeatedly denied allegations of wrongdoing.
Constand is one of about 50 women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault. This was reportedly the first time that Cosby's wife of 54 years was present at her husband's trial as she did not attend for the 11 days of testimony. "Now, we really know today who was really behind that act, who the real Bill Cosby was".More news: Supreme Court discusses congressional redistricting in South Texas
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The prosecution case was bolstered by the five additional accusers who were allowed to testify, each saying they, too, were drugged and violated. The onslaught all but destroyed his career and his good-guy image as wisdom-dispensing, sweater-wearing Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show".
Cosby's retrial took place against the backdrop of #MeToo, the movement against sexual misconduct that has taken down powerful men in rapid succession, among them Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey and Sen.
In closing arguments, defense attorney Kathleen Bliss positioned Cosby's legal team as standing up against "witch hunts, lynchings (and) McCarthyism". But a decade later, a judge unsealed Cosby's transcript for the deposition he gave in the civil case.