The women were mostly from the world of modeling, acting or other entertainment fields, and Cosby or his representatives denied any wrongdoing, accusing some of them of trying to extract money from him or get ahead in show business.
Earlier this year, The Associated Press persuaded a judge to unseal documents from the Constand lawsuit, and they showed the long-married Cosby acknowledging a string of affairs and sexual encounters.
Cosby, who makes his home mostly in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, testified that he obtained quaaludes in the 1970s to give to women "the same as a person would say, 'Have a drink.'" He denied giving women drugs without their knowledge.
Sisak in Elkins Park; and John Rogers in Los Angeles contributed to this story.___This story has been corrected to fix the wording of the judge's "Good luck" quote.
Tayser Abuhamdeh doesn’t have what most people would call an exciting job. “Eventually I started opening up, saying random things, telling jokes and laughing at my own jokes.
A person convicted of purchasing sexual services from a person under the age of 18 years may be sentenced to up to 10 years imprisonment.
Mandatory minimum penalties of 6 months imprisonment for a first offence and one year for subsequent offences also apply.
In 2011, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received 5,600 complaints from victims of so-called "romance scammers" -- criminals who scan online dating sites, chat rooms and social networking sites for potential victims.
The victims reported collective losses of .4 million, which is likely only a fraction of the actual losses since many victims are too embarrassed to file a report, the FBI said.
He said he groped Constand, taking her silence as a green light."I don't hear her say anything. And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. Cosby's fall has been especially painful to many blacks who regarded his commercial and cultural success with great pride."There is a fatal difference now between Cliff Huxtable and Bill Cosby that can never be overcome," said author and professor Michael Eric Dyson, who wrote a book on Cosby a decade ago.
"It does add a creepy subtext and a shadow of tremendous moral weight that will inevitably be brought up each time his name is evoked."___Associated Press writer Errin Haines Whack in Philadelphia; Michael R.
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