Bill Cosby Arrives to Court Before Sentencing, Faces Up to 30 Years

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At one point - as Steele was noting that Cosby isn't the beloved father figure he portrayed on television - the entertainer appeared to react again, leaning toward his lawyer, whispering and gesturing. All of the women told stories that were markedly similar to Constand's: Cosby would offer to be their mentor before plying them with alcohol and drugs and sexually assaulting them.

"I have testified, I have given you my victim impact statement", Constand said.

Dudley disagreed. "Just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it won't happen", she said.

Diane Parsons agreed with her father, adding, "I observed a frail, timid, nervous, weak sister". "Mr. Cosby heard me", she said.

Observers of black pop culture say the rise of social media and black feminist voices has contributed to a generation that is more likely to see Cosby as a victimizer, not a victim.

At the time, it was thought he might allow testimony from any of the 60 women who say Cosby sexually assaulted them, including allegations that were never charged as crimes in Pennsylvania or anywhere else. A jury convicted Cosby of three felony counts.

Several of Cosby's victims arrived to court for the sentencing, including supermodel Janice Dickinson. "All I am asking for is justice as the court sees fit".

Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts against him - but the judge could impose a longer or shorter sentence. Steele said, his voice rising.

"He seemingly thinks that he hasn't done anything wrong".

Kristen Dudley, a Pennsylvania state board psychologist, testified that Cosby has an uncontrollable urge to violate young women and would probably commit another offence if given the chance.

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For its part, the defense had initially argued that being on the registry comes without "due process", and would preclude Cosby from spending time with his grandchildren.

O'Neill partially rejected the defense team's argument, determining from the bench that "at least until the constitutional issue is resolved by the higher court, this action - as of today - is constitutional". As a result, there's massive public attention being paid to the outcome with those coming out against Cosby wondering if the court will give him a pass in terms of punishment given his fame.

But O'Neill delayed sentencing until Tuesday, pending the conclusion of a related hearing on whether Cosby must register as a violent sex offender.

Cosby's second trial was viewed as a case under the "Me Too" movement.

Cosby also could address the court in an "allocution", Kate Delano, spokeswoman for the county prosecutor's office, said.

Inside the courthouse, across a marble balcony overlooking an atrium from where news reporters were lined up 30 deep waiting to get the best seats in court, one of the jurors who convicted the 81-year-old Cosby this spring was spotted slipping into a court office.

"He's said everything he's got to say", Wyatt said.

The comedian, TV star and breaker of racial barriers became the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison. Green said in court.

The comedian - who is legally blind and uses a cane - removed his watch, tie and jacket and walked out in a white dress shirt and red suspenders, his hands cuffed in front of him. His wife of over 50 years, Camille, was noticeably absent.

The 81-year old actor was found guilty of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

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