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The #MeToo Movement Is Already Playing A Huge Role In Bill Cosby's New Trial

Juror selection is a tricky issue in an court case, and it gets even trickier when the case revolves around a public figure. When recent cultural upheavals then come to play a relevant role, it becomes nearly impossible. All of this is coming togethe…
By Lani Seelinger

Ben's Chili Bowl Erases Bill Cosby From Its Black Icons Mural

A landmark restaurant in Washington, D.C. has revealed an update to a mural outside its establishment that features prominent black figures — an update that excludes Bill Cosby. Outside Ben's Chili Bowl, the famous mural now features the likes of Bar…
By Cate Carrejo

A Bill Cosby Juror Thought Andrea Constand's Outfit Was The Problem

Less than a week after the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial ended with in a mistrial, one member of the 12-person jury has spoken out to explain what happened. In an anonymous interview with The Philadelphia Enquirer, the juror said he didn't believe…
By Chris Tognotti

No, Bill Cosby's "Power" Isn't Back. He Was Never At Risk Of Losing It.

The Bill Cosby sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, with the jury intractably deadlocked after days of deliberations. It's not an out-and-out victory for Cosby, who'll face a retrial, but it's undeniably a victory for his defense tea…
By Chris Tognotti

Trump, Cosby, And Why Being A Woman In 2017 Feels Harder Than Ever

If you're a woman, it's becoming increasingly difficult to take your experience of the world as valid when it feels like it's your word versus that of powerful men like Donald Trump or Bill Cosby — and they just keep winning. In 2017, it feels hard, …
By Lani Seelinger

Why The Bill Cosby Mistrial Was Not At All Surprising To Women

For many, news a Pennsylvania judge had declared the Bill Cosby sexual assault case a mistrial came as no surprise Saturday. Shortly after the judge announced his decision a number of people took to social media claiming Cosby's mistrial was not only…
By Morgan Brinlee

What The Bill Cosby Mistrial Can Teach Us About Rape Culture In America

The hung jury in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case — declared after jurors were unable to render a unanimous verdict following six days of deliberation — is sparking an important dialogue about what we can learn from the Cosby mistrial, and the prev…
By Brandi Neal

Bill Cosby's Accusers Remain Hopeful Despite The Mistrial

Judge O'Neill's declaration of a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case dealt a devastating blow to the nearly 60 women who have alleged sexual misconduct charges against him (all of which he has vehemently denied). But in statements following …
By Natasha Guzmán

The Cosby Mistrial Is Why Women Rarely Report Their Sexual Assault

The results of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial are in, and for anyone who was looking for a decisive answer one way or another, it was unsatisfying. After more than 50 hours of deliberation, the jury was still hung, leading the case to a mistrial…
By Lani Seelinger

Gloria Allred Warns Bill Cosby It's "Too Early To Celebrate"

A judge declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case on Saturday, but the attorney for 33 of Cosby's accusers, Gloria Allred, believes "it's too early to celebrate." Speaking to the press, Allred urged prosecutors to move forward with th…
By Natasha Guzmán

Andrea Constand Comforted Other Women After The Bill Cosby Mistrial

A Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case Saturday after the jury announced they were unable to render a unanimous verdict following six days of deliberation. While some of Cosby's other accusers reacted tearfully…
By Morgan Brinlee

Bill Cosby's Team Declares "Justice Is Real" After The Mistrial

Shortly after the Bill Cosby trial ended with the jury unable to reach a unanimous decision, Cosby's lawyer Brian McMonagle reacted to the mistrial result declaring "justice is real." Cosby team gave brief statements to the press, and all of them see…
By Lani Seelinger

Prosecutors Must Decide Whether To Retry Bill Cosby

On Saturday, the judge in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial declared a mistrial after jurors decided they could not come to a consensus on the charges, consequently granting the defense's request for a retrial. The decision comes after Judge Steven…
By Madhuri Sathish

Judge In Bill Cosby Case Declares A Mistrial

News broke on Saturday that Judge Steven O'Neill of Pennsylvania declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case. The decision comes after a jury — composed of five women and seven men — failed to reach a unanimous verdict. On Thursday, aft…
By Natasha Guzmán

Bill Cosby's Accusers Leave The Trial In Tears After The Jury Deadlock

After 30 hours of deliberation, the Bill Cosby jury found itself in a deadlock Thursday, according to Reuters report. Since Monday, jurors — consisting of seven men and five women — have been attempting to reach a unanimous decision on whether Cosby …
By Mehreen Kasana

Why Bill Cosby Apologized To His Accuser’s Mother

Bill Cosby apologized to the mother of one of his alleged victims, fearing she might consider him a "dirty old man," according to a 2005 deposition revealed Friday at his sexual assault trial. The mother of Andrea Constand, the woman he is accused of…
By Morgan Brinlee

Bill Cosby Is What Happens When Sex Crimes Expire

This week, the man once considered "America's Dad" began his trial for alleged sexual assault. The charge against Bill Cosby centers on a single incident brought by Andrea Constand, who met the actor in 2001 during her tenure as Director of Operation…
By Nicole Einbinder

What 6 Bill Cosby Accusers Have Said About Andrea Constand

More than 50 women have claimed that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them — allegations he has roundly denied — but thanks to the statues of limitations in various states, only one of his accusers was able to bring him to court. The fear of social stig…
By Samantha Mendoza

Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby's Accuser, Has "No Fear"

Bill Cosby's trial on Monday comes after years of sexual assault allegations from more than 50 women over several decades, all of which he denies. However, Cosby will be facing charges related to only one incident. Former Temple University staffer An…
By Kelly Tunney

Bill Cosby's Lawyer Brian McMonagle Has A Powerful Reputation

For the lawyers in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial, the next two weeks essentially amount to a rematch: Cosby's attorney Brian J. McMonagle will face off with Kevin J. Steele, the district attorney of Pennsylvania's Montgomery County. They both a…
By Tara Wanda Merrigan