Watch: Press Conference After Bill Cosby Guilty Verdict


Bill Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault Thursday, and his attorneys have already said they will appeal the decision.

You can watch the press conference aftermath in the video above.

The 80-year-old actor and comedian was found guilty by a jury of seven men and five women in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania after one day of deliberations.Cosby‘s second trial began on March 29 and has ended a month later. His first trial ended in mistrial because of a hung jury.

Andrea Constand’s testimony proved to be the focus of both the prosecution and the defense in closing arguments. “The bottom line here is that if you don’t believe Andrea Constand, you must acquit Mr. Cosby,” Cosby’s attorney Kathleen Bliss said.

Another Cosby defense attorney, Tom Mesereau, called Constand a “pathological liar.”

Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Stewart Ryan said, on the other hand, that Constand was asked questions “designed to shame, to blame and to re-victimize” and used tactics “not to get to the truth, but to damage character and reputation,” he said.

[Image via NBC screengrab]

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Elura is a columnist and trial analyst for Law & Crime. Elura is also a former civil prosecutor for NYC's Administration for Children's Services, the CEO of Lawyer Up, and the author of How To Talk To Your Lawyer and the Legalese-to-English series. She is a frequent media contributor, and is Of Counsel to Smedley & Lis, in Woodbury, New Jersey. Follow Elura on Twitter @elurananos

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