July 13, 1997 |
The plot unfolding in a Manhattan courtroom has all the tawdry twists befitting a made-for-television tale: illicit affair and out-of-wedlock child, threats and tabloids, money and murder. There are even scripts of tape recordings for jurors to follow along, in the case against the woman charged with blackmailing one of entertainment's most popular stars. And while attorneys argue about the main character's motivation, Autumn Jackson's own words provide the drama: Is she a lonely girl seeking her daddy's attention?
August 30, 2000 |
The public saw a new side of Al Gore when he planted one on Tipper at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles. But is the congenitally wooden vice president cool enough to appear with Cher in Camden? The Gores will attend a major fund-raising event Sept. 12 at Camden's E-Centre, where - in another sign of Hollywood's alliance with the Democratic Party - the entertainment will include singer Michael Bolton, comedian Bill Cosby, and one who is so famous she goes by just one name: Cher.
April 13, 1994 |
Bill Cosby, the internationally known comedian and patron saint of the Penn Relays, will discontinue his financial contribution to the track meet this month, after its 100th running at Franklin Field. Cosby said he would use the money for another purpose but would continue to help the Relays as a low-profile fund-raiser. "Each year, Mrs. Cosby and I go over each organization we give to," Cosby said yesterday in a telephone interview, "and at this particular time, we felt that out of the money we give, we would set aside this amount for a monitoring (tutorial)
June 14, 2005 |
One witness lives in a small New Mexico town and wants to protect her 87-year-old father and 82-year-old mother from the limelight. Another is from Spring Hill, Fla., has bipolar disorder, and worries that stress would worsen her illness. A third fears she will lose her job at a Las Vegas casino because of a crush of publicity over the Bill Cosby case. Ten women who want to testify in a former Temple University employee's sexual-assault lawsuit against the comedian laid out their reasons yesterday in federal court for seeking anonymity.
January 19, 1997 |
The investigation into the slaying of Ennis Cosby widened yesterday when police released a composite sketch of a suspect wearing a light-colored knit cap. Commander Tim McBride said the Los Angeles Police Department had received "lots of leads" and was in daily contact with Bill Cosby and his family, who were reported to be in seclusion on the East Coast after Thursday's slaying of his only son. The Cosby family yesterday announced they...
December 2, 1995 |
Bill Cosby will try to return to TV's laugh land next fall, in a sitcom produced by the same people who helped make NBC's The Cosby Show a TV phenomenon of the '80s. This time, he'll be on CBS, network executives announced yesterday, their buttons bursting. The new show, based on the British comedy, One Foot in the Grave, is part of a big deal that ties Cosby to CBS for a long time, they said. Nobody would say for how long (Cosby joked he'd stay at least as long as David Letterman)
July 30, 2015 |
Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee at the center of a 2005 sexual battery lawsuit against Bill Cosby, pushed back Tuesday against his claim that he is adept at reading sexual cues from women. The basis for her argument? Cosby failed to realize she was gay and dating a woman at the time they had what he has since described as a consensual sexual encounter. "Despite his talent for interpreting female reactions to him, he did not realize [Constand] was gay until the police told him," her lawyer, Dolores Troiani, wrote.
January 4, 2016 |
They have taken to TV to air their accounts of humiliating assaults. They have lobbed allegations in closely scrutinized legal filings. And in magazines and memoirs, the more than 50 women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct have shared similar stories. But it was the decade-old claim by one of Cosby's earliest accusers that did last week what none of those accounts had been able to do - land the 78-year-old entertainer in a courtroom, facing a prosecution that could send him to prison for the rest of his life.
October 3, 1989 |
Erinn Cosby, who left a Rhode Island drug rehabilitation facility nine days ago, said she began a cocaine habit four years ago but her parents had no inkling of it until she told them in a letter six months ago. At that time, her habit had reached $200 a day. "People see Bill Cosby as a super dad," the comedian's 23-year-old daughter is quoted as saying in this week's National Enquirer. "But I'm proof that drug and alcohol tragedies can happen even in the most loving families. " The TV star is quoted as saying that he responded to her situation with "tough love" and advised her to seek treatment.
November 5, 2015 |
Democrat Kevin Steele won election Tuesday as Montgomery County district attorney, halting Republican Bruce L. Castor Jr.'s bid to reclaim his old job in a race that drew national attention for its potential impact on two high-profile investigations. The win means Steele, the first assistant to outgoing District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, will continue to oversee the case of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane. He also could be poised to prosecute Bill Cosby. The embattled entertainer, accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, became an unlikely central figure in the race's waning weeks.