Weinstein, 67, convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of #MeToo campaign.
US comedian Bill Cosby has been sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison for a sexual assault in 2004. The judge ruled the former TV star is a "sexually violent predator."
Convicted for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia-area home in 2004, Bill Cosby could become the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison.
When Cosby is sentenced to what could be up to 10 years in prison this week, it will be perhaps the starkest evidence yet that the #MeToo movement has permanently altered the way the country reckons with sexual misconduct by powerful men.
The expulsions of Television’s Cosby and Oscar-winning director Polanski are the latest in the wake of the #MeToo social movement that began last year after Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused by several women of sexual misconduct.
The frail, 80-year-old Bill Cosby once beloved as "America's Dad" was convicted for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion in January 2004. He could get up to 10 years in prison.
A jury outside Philadelphia convicted the "Cosby Show" star of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges.
The judge sent the seven men and five women back to their hotel Tuesday evening after the jurors indicated they were exhausted from listening to 5½ hours of arguments.
Women who say comedian Bill Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them decades ago are finally getting a chance to confront him — and they aren't holding back.
District Attorney Kevin Steele highlighted the 2006 civil settlement during his opening statement, in an apparent attempt to suggest Cosby wouldn't have paid out so much money if the accusations against him were false.
The judge in Cosby's retrial ruled that his lawyers can call a witness who says his accuser talked about framing a celebrity. He also ruled that jurors can hear how much Cosby paid the accuser in a 2006 civil settlement.
A Pennsylvania judge rejected the defence motion, saying it was the jury's job to decide at his upcoming retrial if his accuser is credible.
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