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...
November 21, 2015 |
McCarthy lashes out Charlie Sheen paranoia is spreading. Several women who have slept with him have voiced concern that he didn't disclose he had the HIV virus. Now his Two and a Half Men costar Jenny McCarthy says Sheen is guilty of negligence for not telling her he had the virus when they pretended to be lovers on the sitcom. "Playing even his love interest on the show, back in the day, I go, 'Ick! That's not fair. It's scary,' " she said on her Sirius XM radio show.
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 22, 2016 |
Bill Cosby is seeking to appeal another issue in his sexual assault case before he goes to trial. Cosby's attorney filed a notice of appeal Wednesday in Montgomery County Court, arguing that accuser Andrea Constand should have to give testimony at a proceeding before the case goes to trial. Over defense objections at a hearing in May, Cosby was ordered to stand trial for allegedly sexually assaulting Constand. District Judge Elizabeth McHugh called prosecutors' decision not to call Constand to testify "risky," but ruled that it was permitted by state law. Cosby's attorneys again argued before Montgomery County Court Judge Steven T. O'Neill this month that Constand should have to testify at a preliminary hearing.
July 9, 2016 |
A judge Thursday shot down Bill Cosby's latest attempt to have his sexual-assault case dismissed, ruling the case could move forward without pretrial testimony from accuser Andrea Constand. In explaining his ruling from the bench, Montgomery County Court Judge Steven T. O'Neill described "as perfectly proper" the decision by prosecutors not to call Constand as a witness at the May hearing in which the 78-year-old entertainer was ordered to stand trial. Instead, they relied on the statement Constand gave to police when she first reported her alleged assault 11 years ago. "The commonwealth does not have to present live evidence at preliminary hearings," the judge said.
February 8, 2016 |
The sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby cleared its first major hurdle last week, when a Montgomery County judge rejected the entertainer's request to drop the charges because his defense team said they violated a non-prosecution pledge by a former district attorney. But the issue is far from over. Within hours of Common Pleas Court Judge Steven T. O'Neill's ruling Wednesday, Cosby's lawyers announced they would appeal - a move that, if allowed to proceed, could derail plans for a March 8 preliminary hearing on the evidence and tie up the case for months.