Justice has finally been served. After a week of hearing the back and forth between Republicans and Democrats regarding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh it’s refreshing to see some justice served for once with Bill Cosby being sentenced by the judge for 3 to 10 years in prison.
Defense attorneys agreed to merge the three counts against Cosby into one sentence and the Judge said the reason was that all the charges stem from the same event. Cosby’s defense lawyer asked for a sentence of house arrest arguing Cosby’s age and his blindness but the judge refused. The judge Steven T. O’Neil upheld a state board’s finding that Mr. Cosby is a sexually violent predator.
Cosby, 81, was convicted in April of assaulting Andrea Constand, a Temple University employee who looked up to Cosby as a mentor. More than 50+ women have come forward to finally say that they too were drugged and sexually assaulted by the one time loveable Dr. Huxtable. Nine of those women and Ms. Constand were in the Montgomery County Courthouse to witness the sentencing by the Judge. Cosby’s wife, Camille was not present.
The Judge had powerful words to say to Cosby:
“It is time for justice, Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The day has come. The time has come.”
Cosby was denied a request to remain free on bail while he pursues an appeal. He did not say anything and had no emotion as he was lead out in handcuffs.
Janice Dickinson, a former model who testified at the trial that Cosby assaulted her at a Lake Tahoe hotel in 1982 said, “This is fair and just. I am victorious.”
Justice for the women has been a long time coming. He was arrested in December 2015 and his first trial ended in a hung jury but the women prevailed and justice was sought!