Bill Cosby sex assault allegations and charges

Bill Cosby agrees to settle 7 defamation lawsuits

Bill Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by seven women who say he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations.

Prosecutors say Bill Cosby engaged in a pattern of sexually abusive behavior

A judge admonished lawyers on both sides of Bill Cosby's sexual assault case after a courtroom shouting match over the defense team's practice of publicizing the names of the women accusing Cosby.

Prosecutor says Bill Cosby's lawyers are trying to intimidate 13 women who want to testify against him

Bill Cosby’s blindness will impede his ability to receive a fair trial and should lead to a dismissal of the sexual assault charges against him, his lawyers

Bill Cosby's lawyer pleads to suppress testimony in which the comedian spoke of giving drugs to women before sex

Lawyers in the Bill Cosby sexual-assault case spent Tuesday morning arguing whether a deposition the comedian gave in a 2005 civil proceeding is admissible in his upcoming criminal trial.

Bill Cosby seeks to have sexual assault charges dropped, citing prejudice and bias

Bill Cosby’s lawyers have launched their most comprehensive effort to date to have the sexual assault charges against him dropped, arguing that various factors

D.A. seeks to have 13 women testify against Bill Cosby in courtroom showdown

In a move that would set up a dramatic courtroom showdown between Bill Cosby and his accusers, 13 women who say the entertainer sexually assaulted them could be

Bill Cosby's accuser does not have to testify before trial, judge rules

In a rebuff to Bill Cosby, a judge has ruled that the entertainer's accuser won't have to take the stand before Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges begins.

Bill Cosby: A 50-year chronicle of accusations and accomplishments

A look at milestones in Bill Cosby's career, as well as the timing of alleged sexual assaults.

New Hampshire woman drops defamation suit against Bill Cosby

A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 has withdrawn her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian.

Bill Cosby loses bid to throw out sexual battery lawsuit involving Playboy Mansion

A Los Angeles judge has rejected an attempt by Bill Cosby to throw out a civil molestation lawsuit filed by a Riverside woman, her attorney said.

New York judge rejects Bill Cosby's 'fishing expedition' to get journalists' notes

A New York judge has rejected what he calls Bill Cosby's "fishing expedition" to get journalists' notes, film and audio to fight a defamation lawsuit filed

Bill Cosby sexual-assault case can proceed after court rejects appeal

A Pennsylvania appeals court has rejected Bill Cosby's attempt to halt his criminal case because of what he called a decade-old deal not to prosecute him.

Judge says Janice Dickinson's lawsuit against Bill Cosby can proceed

Janice Dickinson's defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby should move forward, a judge ruled Tuesday, saying a trial can determine the truthfulness of the model's claims that the comedian raped her in 1982.

Bill Cosby drops lawsuit against model who accused him of drugging her

Bill Cosby has dropped a defamation lawsuit against supermodel Beverly Johnson, who accused the comedian of drugging her in the 1980s.

Bill Cosby's wife cites 'media circus' and 'security threat' in emergency motion to delay deposition

Lawyers for Bill Cosby's wife have filed an emergency motion to postpone her deposition while she appeals a magistrate judge's order.

Bill Cosby demands settlement money back from accuser in sex assault case

Bill Cosby is demanding that the accuser in his criminal case repay a confidential sex-abuse settlement because she cooperated with police who reopened the case

Bill Cosby's court defeat: How it happened, and what happens next

Bill Cosby suffered a defeat in court Wednesday evening.

Judge rules Bill Cosby sexual assault case in Pennsylvania can proceed

Prosecutors and lawyers for Bill Cosby spent the better part of Wednesday morning arguing about whether a Pennsylvania prosecutor made a pledge not to prosecute Cosby.

Prosecutors in Bill Cosby hearing pound away at ex-D.A. and alleged non-prosecution pact

Bill Cosby made his first significant courtroom appearance since being charged with sexual assault five weeks ago.

L.A. County prosecutors won't charge Bill Cosby in two sexual assault cases

Los Angeles prosecutors on Wednesday declined to bring criminal charges against Bill Cosby in the only two open cases locally in which he is accused of sexually

Hannibal Buress: The comic who kindled the Cosby firestorm

Just over a year ago, a comedy routine by Hannibal Buress changed the lives of nearly 50 women.

Sex-crime charge marks a turning point in the Bill Cosby saga

He was an entertainment legend, a trailblazing stand-up comedian and actor who won multiple Emmys and America's hearts. He became the first African-American to

Bill Cosby posts $1-million bail after being charged with sexual assault

On the eve of the statute of limitations running out on the claims of the first woman to accuse Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her, prosecutors

Could L.A. be the next place where Bill Cosby faces assault charges?

With Bill Cosby charged Wednesday with sexual assault following accusations that he drugged and abused a woman at his Pennsylvania home 12 years ago, questions

Bill Cosby's fans and foes take to social media after assault charge

News that Bill Cosby has been charged with assault quickly spread through social media Wednesday morning, with defenders criticizing media coverage and Cosby critics welcoming prosecutors' announcement with the reaction of "finally."

Occidental College is the latest to revoke Cosby honorary degree

Occidental College in Los Angeles has become the latest university to revoke an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby following allegations of sexual

Bill Cosby returns legal fire, says seven women suing him are lying

Bill Cosby fired back Monday at seven women who are suing him for defamation, accusing them of making false accusations of sexual misconduct for financial gain.

Bill Cosby's former attorney seeks to remove judge in Janice Dickinson defamation suit

Bill Cosby's former attorney wants to bar a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge from hearing a case in which model Janice Dickinson says the lawyer defamed

Bill Cosby protesters demand changes in rape laws

More than three dozen people gathered Saturday at Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to protest a law that they say prevents rape victims from

Cal Poly Pomona revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree

Cal Poly Pomona has revoked an honorary degree awarded to comedian Bill Cosby, officials announced Friday, joining dozens of other universities across the

With Cosby case, Gloria Allred again finds herself in scandal's spotlight

The face-off went down somewhere in Boston and stretched on for more than seven hours.

Bill Cosby to be deposed by model Janice Dickinson's attorney

Bill Cosby is scheduled to be deposed by model Janice Dickinson's attorney in her defamation lawsuit against the comedian for denying he raped her.

Bill Cosby can be questioned in model Janice Dickinson's defamation lawsuit, judge rules

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Monday that Bill Cosby and his former attorney can be deposed by model Janice Dickinson's attorney in her defamation

Bill Cosby art collection: How the National Museum of African Art shot itself in the foot

National Museum of African Art, showing works from Bill Cosby's art collection in 'Conversations,' hurts itself.

Bill Cosby removes Marty Singer as his attorney in sex abuse suit

Bill Cosby, after being deposed by attorney Gloria Allred about allegations he molested her client at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15, has dropped a

Bill Cosby faces new defamation lawsuit over sexual abuse denial

A Pennsylvania woman, who as a teen appeared on a children's TV show with Bill Cosby in the 1980s, is suing him for defamation, citing denials by his attorney

Bill Cosby questioned under oath over allegations in molestation case

Attorney Gloria Allred questioned Bill Cosby under oath for seven hours Friday as part of a lawsuit in which the comedian is accused of molesting a 15-year-old

Bill Cosby, Gloria Allred to face off in deposition over molestation claims

Bill Cosby is expected to face tough questions from attorney Gloria Allred Friday in a deposition about allegations he molested her client at the Playboy

Bill Cosby will have to talk about alleged sex assault at Playboy Mansion

Bill Cosby's attorneys could not convince a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Wednesday to throw out a lawsuit accusing the comedian of molesting a woman

Model sues Bill Cosby, alleging sex assault at Playboy Mansion in 2008

Bill Cosby's troubles got worse Tuesday when a woman sued him in a Los Angeles federal court, alleging the legendary comedian sexually assaulted her at the

L.A. prosecutors examine alleged assault by Bill Cosby at Playboy Mansion

Los Angeles County prosecutors are reviewing whether to charge Bill Cosby in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 after

'Shame on you, Mr. Father Figure of America,' Bill Cosby accuser says

Three more women came forward Wednesday to claim they were sexual-abuse victims of comedian Bill Cosby.

Bill Cosby accusers to appear on new A&E special

New and longtime alleged victims of Bill Cosby who claim the entertainer sexually assaulted them are scheduled to appear on A&E's "Cosby: The Women Speak," a

'Cosby Show' actress says Bill Cosby assaulted her in dressing room

The list of women accusing comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault grew Wednesday as two actresses and a former airline attendant added to the lurid allegations.

Why LAPD's lone Cosby case matters so much

Of the many misconduct allegations made by women against Bill Cosby in Los Angeles over the decades, L.A. police are actively investigating just one.

Bill Cosby team's PR move may be too late in court of public opinion

Despite hiring of D.C.-based lawyer Monique Pressley as Bill Cosby's legal spokesperson, the damage upon the entertainer's reputation may be too great to repair, public relations experts say.

4 revelations from the newly released Bill Cosby sex assault deposition

The revelations from a 2005-2006 lawsuit against Bill Cosby continue to paint a grim picture for the comedian hit with a number of sexual assault allegations.

President Obama rejects idea of revoking Bill Cosby freedom medal

President Obama is rejecting the idea of taking back Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom, saying there's no mechanism in place for such a move.

Smithsonian posts notice in front of Bill Cosby art exhibition

The Smithsonian has posted a notice in front of an exhibition that features art from the private collection of Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, currently on

Whoopi Goldberg reverses her Bill Cosby opinion after statutes-of-limitation primer

Whoopi Goldberg has gotten a brief legal education -- and it's led her to throw Bill Cosby to the public-opinion wolves.

2 alleged Bill Cosby sex assault victims join effort to unseal his entire deposition

Two women who claim they were sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby said Monday they are joining an effort to unseal an entire 2005 deposition he gave, in which he

Malcolm-Jamal Warner: Cosby rape allegations are 'painful'

Malcolm-Jamal Warner has become the latest "Cosby Show" cast member to weigh in on the rape allegations swirling around comedy legend Bill Cosby. 

Hollywood Walk of Fame official says Bill Cosby's star won't be removed and neither will Donald Trump's

No matter the controversy embroiling public figures, some still have a star to wish on -- courtesy of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

How Bill Cosby's 'Pound Cake' speech backfired on the comedian

When Bill Cosby delivered a speech at an NAACP event commemorating the 50th anniversary of  Brown vs. Board of Education in 2004, he probably imagined it would

Bill Cosby issue flares anew after 2005 deposition is released

An admission by Bill Cosby contained in old documents could bolster claims made in pending civil cases, legal experts say.

Bill Cosby's admission on Quaaludes may spur lawsuits against him, legal experts say

With the unsealing of Bill Cosby's 2005 deposition in which he admitted giving women Quaaludes before sex, the comedian whose public persona had already

Bill Cosby revelations may cast renewed spotlight on comedian Hannibal Buress

Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition to buying Quaaludes he intended to use on women for sex, it was reported by the Associated Press on Monday.

Bill Cosby asks state Supreme Court to review and dismiss sex assault case

Attorneys for comedian Bill Cosby are asking the California Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed he molested her at the Playboy

Report: Ex-NBC employee says he helped Bill Cosby pay off women

Just two days after Bill Cosby lawyer Martin D. Singer called out news media for the "vilification" of his client over sexual assault accusations, another

Bill Cosby talks but says little about sexual assault allegations on 'GMA'

Bill Cosby, who has been accused by dozens of women of sexual assault, finally broke his silence about the allegations Friday, though he said very little.

Larry Wilmore dives into the Bill Cosby controversy on 2nd night

"The Nightly Show," the new "Daily Show" follow-up with host Larry Wilmore, is only two nights old and it's anything but "weak tea."

Janice Dickinson sues Bill Cosby over rape allegations

Model and television personality Janice Dickinson filed suit against comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday, contending that he defamed her and inflicted emotional

Snoop Dogg mocks Bill Cosby on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Snoop Dogg went on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night to further his continuing commitment to teach young people about wildlife. And in the process, he went

Hannibal Buress tells Jimmy Kimmel about post-Cosby fallout

Stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress is widely credited as the person who almost single-handedly thrust Bill Cosby's alleged transgressions back into the national

Philanthropist Ladd latest Bill Cosby accuser; Bakersfield show canceled

A philanthropist and former entertainment exec has become the latest in a string of  alleged victims to accuse entertainer Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Model accuses Cosby of sex assault; 'power in numbers,' lawyer says

Facing a wall of cameras outside Los Angeles police headquarters Wednesday, a model and her attorney accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault at a Playboy Mansion

Bill Cosby's 'drinking' joke incurs more Gloria Allred wrath, fresh outcry

Bill Cosby is back in the headlines for a comment that appeared to make light of the numerous rape allegations against him. During a stand-up set Thursday in

Phylicia Rashad clarifies comments in defense of Bill Cosby

Phylicia Rashad made headlines when she defended her embattled TV husband Bill Cosby and appeared to be dismissive of his accusers in an interview with Roger

Bill Cosby won't face charges in Playboy Mansion sex case, DA says

Bill Cosby will not be charged with a crime after a woman claimed he molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, Los Angeles prosecutors said Tuesday. 

Bill Cosby's wife defends him: 'He is the man you thought you knew'

Camille Cosby, the wife of entertainer Bill Cosby, has finally broken her silence about the accusations of sexual assault made by several women against her

Beverly Johnson, groundbreaking model, says Bill Cosby drugged her

Beverly Johnson, the first African-American model to grace the cover of Vogue magazine, has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her.

Bill Cosby accuser meets with LAPD; department 'committed' to investigating

A woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by comedian Bill Cosby at the Playboy Mansion decades ago met with Los Angeles police detectives for nearly 90

Navy strips Bill Cosby of honor; New York concerts postponed

Bill Cosby has postponed two upcoming performances in New York, and has been relieved on an honor by the U.S. Navy, the latest fallout in the continuing stream

Gloria Allred: Cosby should have $100 million ready for victims

Flanked by three women who say they were sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby, attorney Gloria Allred challenged the performer Wednesday to put $100 million in a

Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University Board of Trustees

Amid the wave of sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, the comedian resigned Monday from the board of trustees of his alma mater, Temple University.

The real-life Bill Cosby show: Follow the sanctimony

The phrase "follow the money" was popularized in the Watergate docudrama "All the President's Men."

Comic Hannibal Buress is low-key on his role in Bill Cosby firestorm

Hannibal Buress has always known that his name gave him an edge over other comics. Sharing a first name with the infamous cannibal from "Silence of the Lambs"

Bill Cosby gets skewered on 'Saturday Night Live'

NBC and Bill Cosby have been joined at the show-business hip for decades.

Bill Cosby's Florida performance goes on despite assault allegations

Even as other entertainment outlets abandoned him and suspicion grew over a series of renewed allegations of sexual assault, Bill Cosby was welcomed to a

In Bill Cosby saga, feelings of betrayal and vague complicity

The accusations of rape and sexual assault against Bill Cosby evoke feelings of betrayal and vague complicity

Bill Cosby Vegas show latest to be canceled as rape allegations swirl

Bill Cosby will not appear in a planned show at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, marking another

Therese Serignese, latest Bill Cosby accuser, urges star to 'quit lying'

A Florida nurse who says she was drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby in 1976 is urging the beleaguered comic to "quit lying" about his past and

Raven-Symone on fake story about her and Cosby: 'Keep me out of this'

Did you hear that story about Raven-Symone and Bill Cosby? Well, she did, and she's calling it "disgusting."

Bill Cosby to perform Friday; new video shows him pressuring interviewer

Despite the controversy roiling around Bill Cosby, his live show Friday in Florida is a go. And it¿s sold out. Meanwhile, video released Wednesday night shows the comedian asking an Associated Press interviewer not to show his reaction to the rape claims against him.

Sarah Silverman indicates her Bill Cosby rape joke may have gone too far

Comedian Sarah Silverman indicated she may have gone too far after she was criticized heavily for tweeting a joke about being raped by Bill Cosby.

NBC drops Bill Cosby comedy project; TV Land pulls 'Cosby Show' reruns

Bill Cosby, Cosby Show, TV Land, sexual assault, allegations

Netflix postpones Bill Cosby special as rape allegations escalate

Netflix has postponed its scheduled broadcast later this month of a stand-up comedy special starring Bill Cosby, the latest salvo fired against the comedian who

Another alleged rape victim of Bill Cosby speaks out on CNN

The heat surrounding allegations of sexual assaults by Bill Cosby has intensified as a woman who claims she was raped by the comedian in 1969 when she visited

Internet rage pushes 'America's Dad' Bill Cosby off his pedestal

I have no trouble believing that a beloved national figure who has brought joy and laughter to millions of people is a pervert in private.

Bill Cosby's lawyer calls 'decade-old' sex assault claims 'discredited'

Bill Cosby's lawyer responds to allegations of sexual assault, which have recently resurfaced.

Sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby resurface

Bill Cosby is again under intense scrutiny for past allegations of sexual assault following a weekend radio broadcast in which the famous television father

Bill Cosby axes meme generator after focus on sex assault allegations

Bill Cosby invited the public Monday to turn pictures of him into Internet memes using a generator on his website that facilitates putting words onto the images