September 14, 2015 |
Dozens of women have come forward this year to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct, their allegations bonded by one undisputed fact: Each claim is too old to prosecute. But the clock is quietly ticking in Montgomery County on an exception. A decade ago, Andrea Constand first reported to police that Cosby had drugged and molested her during a January 2004 dinner at his Cheltenham mansion. Under Pennsylvania's 12-year statute of limitations on felony sex crimes, prosecutors still have until January to bring charges.
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.
September 24, 2015 |
Representatives of Bill Cosby have quietly contacted prominent Philadelphia-area criminal defense lawyers to gauge their willingness to defend him, sources say - a step that signals the actor-comedian's expectation that he could soon face charges in Montgomery County stemming from a decade-old sexual-assault allegation. At the same time, a lawyer for the accuser in that case - former Temple University employee Andrea Constand - said Tuesday that her client would be a willing participant in any effort to revive the investigation that was shuttered 10 years ago. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has kept silent on whether her office has reopened the investigation into Constand's claim.
November 27, 1991 |
The Cos himself, Bill Cosby, was on hand to see his hometown team, the 76ers, lose to the Cavaliers, 95-91, at the Spectrum.
August 25, 1988 |
You might say Hank Julicher is a genuine Sunkist worshiper. To him, life is just an orange. "You squeeze and squeeze until nothing is left," he said. "I got plenty of juice left. " Julicher does nothing halfway. As the founder of Julicher Athletic Facilities Inc. in Conshohocken, he turned a fondness for tennis into a multimillion-dollar, international business. Julicher is flamboyant, outspoken and not the least bit modest. And he's a six-time college dropout. "My major was matriculation," he said.
September 7, 2015 |
Ever since the Bill Cosby sexual-assault scandal went viral last year, the Temple University board of trustees has been in a defensive crouch. This is understandable at one level because Cosby was for decades a high-profile trustee and Temple's best-known graduate. Yet the more that is known about allegations of drug abuse and sexual assault involving America's onetime favorite TV dad, the more it becomes clear that the board failed to confront a grave risk to the university's reputation when the allegations emerged a decade ago. Much of the resulting damage to Temple, the lurid headlines and the tarnishing of its image, can be traced to the board's inaction.
August 17, 2004
ENOUGH already with Bill Cosby and his diatribe about how black kids don't speak correct English, and blaming it on the parents. Although it's true that many teenagers speak poorly, and walk a crooked path, you can blame a lot of it on the movies, with their violence, and the rock concerts and the way life is portrayed among the poor, with drugs, and bad homelife, etc. Bill Cosby - all of this is not new. Get off your high horse and stick...
September 9, 1994 |
Who's the most polite celebrity? MCI Corp.'s 1-800-COLLECT service asked 1,000 people, in a new advertising campaign targeted toward politeness. The survey, by Media-based ICR Survey Research Group, rated Philadelphia native Bill Cosby tops, with 20 percent of the vote. Talk-show host Howard Stern was the most impolite, with 34 percent. MCI said the ad campaign starts today. Here are the top vote-getters in each category: POLITE Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Lansbury, Tom Hanks and Ron Howard.
May 1, 1986
How enjoyable it was to read the excerpts from Bill Cosby's book. It was so refreshing to read of his high values on family life and television viewing. Is it possible that one of the reasons The Cosby Show is No. 1 is because many Americans have had their fill of sex, violence and four-letter words? I sure hope so. I thank God for the caliber and talents of Bill Cosby and the others on his show. Mildred Schaible Philadelphia.
July 23, 2004
WE need more people to speak up like Bill Cosby. So many young people have taken us backward with their language and walking around with their pants falling off. Some girls are just as bad. No respect or discipline. What kind of parents would let this happen? Moses Cook Philadelphoa