A jury has ruled against fallen comedian Bill Cosby in his highly publicized sexual assault retrial on Thursday, ultimately finding him guilty for aggravated assault on all three counts that were brought against him by accuser Andrea Constand.
According to NBC News, the panel, which consisted of seven men and five women, started their deliberations on the case on Wednesday morning. They reportedly reached their decision 14 hours later.
Constand, the former operations manager of the women's basketball team at Temple University, accused Cosby, 80, of drugging and molesting her back in January 2004.
She recalled that she and Cosby fostered a close relationship as he was a prominent supporter of the university and specified that she considered him to be a mentor. She claimed that he crossed the line and abused her trust when he invited her to his home in Montgomery County, where she said he offered her three blue pills to help her relax.
Constand added that soon after taking the pills, she became incapacitated, and felt his fingers inside her. However, she claimed she "couldn't fight him off." The accused maintained that their sexual interaction was consensual.
It is reported that Cosby looked down when the verdict was read in the courtroom, but displayed no other reaction, otherwise.
This stands as the only criminal case to arise from the allegations that came from more than 60 women.
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