Bill Cosby Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of comedian and actor Bill Cosby.

Birth date: July 12, 1937
Birth place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Birth name: William Henry Cosby Jr.
    Father: William Henry Sr., US Navy mess steward
    Mother: Anna (Hite) Cosby
    Marriage: Camille (Hanks) Cosby (January 25, 1964-present)
    Children: Evin, 1976; Ensa, 1973-2018; Ennis, 1969-1997; Erinn, 1966; Erika, 1965
    Education: Attended Temple University, 1961-1962; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.A, 1972; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Ed.D, 1977
    Military service: US Navy, 1956-1960

    Other Facts

    More than 50 women have publicly accused Cosby of raping or assaulting them over the past 40 years. The comedian vehemently denied any wrongdoing. In April 2018, after two trials, Cosby was convicted for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004.
    Many organizations, including educational, advertising and media, have either rescinded awards and honors, or scrubbed Cosby’s name from their websites.
    Television spokesman for Jell-O for more than 25 years, beginning in 1974.
    All of his children have names beginning with an E, to represent excellence.
    Nominated for 17 Grammy Awards and has won nine.
    Nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards and won four.

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    November 26, 2014 – Cosby’s alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, cuts ties with the comedian, stating, “Bill Cosby has agreed to resign as an honorary co-chair of UMass Amherst’s capital campaign. He no longer has any affiliation with the campaign nor does he serve in any other capacity for the university.”
    December 1, 2014 – Cosby resigns from Temple University’s board of trustees, a position that he has held for 32 years.
    December 2, 2014 – Judy Huth files a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1974, when she was 15 years old. In a pleading, Singer writes that Huth’s claims are “absolutely false.” He accuses her of engaging in extortion after Cosby rejected her “outrageous demand for money in order not to make her allegations public.”
    December 4, 2014 – The Navy revokes Cosby’s title of honorary chief petty officer.
    December 10, 2014 – Tamara Green, who accused Cosby of sexually assaulting her in 1970, files a defamation lawsuit against Cosby in federal court, claiming she was called a liar after coming forward with allegations. Within a year, six additional accusers join in the lawsuit.
    December 16, 2014 – Citing the statute of limitations, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office declines to charge Cosby regarding Huth’s 1974 sexual assault allegation.
    February 12, 2015 – Two more women accuse Cosby of sexual assault.
    July 6, 2015 – Newly unsealed documents reveal Cosby has admitted to getting prescription Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with. The documents, dating back to 2005, stem from a civil lawsuit filed by Constand.
    July 25, 2015 – Spelman College, a historically black women’s school in Atlanta, announces it has officially terminated a professorship endowed by Cosby and his wife Camille.
    December 14, 2015 – Cosby countersues seven women who are suing him for defamation in federal court, claiming they actually defamed him. Cosby is seeking unspecified damages and public retractions from seven women: Green, Serignese, Traitz, Bowman, Tarshis, Louisa Moritz and Angela Leslie.
    December 21, 2015 – Cosby sues model, Beverly Johnson for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He claims that she falsely accused him of attempted rape.
    December 30, 2015 – Cosby is charged in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in the case of Constand, who accused the TV star of assaulting her in 2004.
    January 6, 2016 – The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announces that Cosby won’t be charged in two cases. According to a charge evaluation sheet, prosecutors think neither of the two allegations could have resulted in charges within the statute of limitations.
    February 19, 2016 – Cosby’s defamation lawsuit against Johnson is voluntarily dismissed.
    May 16, 2016 – A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Hugh Hefner of conspiring with Cosby in 2008 to commit sexual battery of a minor. The plaintiff, Chloe Goins, claims that Hefner “knew or should have known that Defendant Cosby….had a propensity for intoxicating and or drugging young women and taking advantage of them sexually…while they were unconscious.”
    December 5, 2016 – A judge rules that Cosby’s 11-year-old deposition — in which he admitted to extramarital affairs and giving some women drugs in order to have sex with them — is admissible in his upcoming criminal trial in 2017.
    December 13-14, 2016 – A pre-trial hearing is held to determine whether the testimony of 13 women who say Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them from 1964 to 2002 may be included as evidence in his criminal case.
    February 16, 2017 – A federal judge in Massachusetts dismisses a defamation lawsuit against Cosby by Katherine McKee, an actress who claimed he raped her in 1974, according to court documents.
    February 24, 2017 – A Pennsylvania judge orders only one additional accuser will be allowed to testify in Cosby’s upcoming criminal sexual assault trial to demonstrate the comedian’s alleged pattern of criminal conduct.
    May 16, 2017 – In an interview with Michael Smerconish on the SiriusXM POTUS channel, Cosby says that he does not plan to testify on his own behalf during his upcoming assault trial.
    June 17, 2017 – After six days and more than 53 hours of jury deliberations, Cosby’s aggravated indecent assault case ends in a mistrial after a Pennsylvania jury of seven men and five women are unable to come to a unanimous decision. Prosecutors immediately announce they will retry the case.
    January 22, 2018 – Cosby performs at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia. This is his first stand-up event since May 2015.
    March 15, 2018 – A Pennsylvania judge rules that five women will be allowed to testify during the comedian’s new trial for allegedly assaulting Constand in 2004. Prosecutors wanted 19 accusers to take the witness stand but the judge said that they could choose five out of the group. During the first trial, just one other accuser testified against the comedian.
    April 5, 2018 – The jury is seated in Cosby’s new trial, with seven men and five women.
    April 26, 2018 – Cosby is convicted on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004. He faces up to 10 years in prison on each count.
    September 25, 2018 – Cosby is sentenced to 3-10 years in state prison for aggravated indecent assault. He is led out of the courthouse in handcuffs. His attorneys are filing an appeal. The following day, Cosby arrives at SCI Phoenix prison in Pennsylvania.
    April 5, 2019 – A settlement is reached in the defamation case against Cosby involving seven women who accused him of sexual misconduct. Cosby’s spokesman, however, says his client did not authorize the settlement, which was negotiated between the plaintiffs and the insurance company, American International Group (AIG).
    April 16, 2019 – In a statement, Cosby rails against insurance company AIG for an “unauthorized settlement” regarding Goins’ sexual battery lawsuit.
    April 2019 – Cosby challenges an arbitration decision that mandated he pay $6.7 million in legal fees — $4.3 million of which had already been paid, $2 million by Cosby and $2.3 million by his insurer, AIG. $2.4 million remains to be paid. Originally, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan was requesting more than $9 million for its total bill, but that amount was trimmed during arbitration.
    May 31, 2019 – Cosby withdraws his countersuit against the seven women who sued him for defamation in federal court.
    June 25, 2019 – Cosby files an appeal of his criminal conviction, arguing that the trial was flawed because the testimony of five accusers was “strikingly dissimilar” to that of Constand.
    July 25, 2019 – Dickinson’s attorney announces that they have reached a “very large settlement” with Cosby’s insurance company in Dickinson’s defamation case. Cosby’s spokesman says the insurance company settled the lawsuit despite Cosby’s objections.
    September 20, 2019 – A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge sides with law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, ruling that Cosby must pay $2.74 million for unpaid compensation, interest and arbitration fees.
      November 24, 2019 – In his first interview since he was sentenced to prison for sexual assault, Cosby says he doesn’t expect to express remorse when it comes time for his parole. Cosby gave National Newspaper Publishers Association’s BlackPressUSA.com the exclusive interview from SCI Phoenix, a state prison near Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
      December 10, 2019 – A Pennsylvania appeals court upholds Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and rejects his argument that the case was wrongly decided against him.

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