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Cosby, 81, was sentenced by Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Steven O’Neill to three to 10 years in state Canada Goose Outlet prisonfor canada goose factory sale the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand.
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In a bare auditorium less than a mile from buy canada goose jacket cheap the courthouse, 12 Cosby accusers their canada goose store allegations of drugging, sexual buy canada goose jacket assault and rape spanning decades took the podium to tell their stories. The auditorium, named Savior Hall, was dubbed “survivor hall” for the day, according to victim’s advocate Jennifer Storm.
“It would’ve been really nice to read my witness statement in court,” Lise Lotte Lublin, who accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her in 1989, said before reading her victim impact statement.
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Welles addressed her victim impact statement directly to Cosby, whom she referred to as “BC,” she explained, because of post traumatic stress disorder she’s cheap canada goose uk suffered since she says he raped her.
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Welles said she met Cosby through her mother, who was a Hollywood agent in the early 1960s. Her mother trusted Cosby and let Welles hang out with him from time to time. Twice, she said, he drugged and raped her. When Welles told her mother, the single mom of two explained she wasn’t able to do anything because she needed to keep her job.
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More than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them, some more than 50 years ago. Cosby denied everything. He will serve his time in Pennsylvania’s prison system.