Entertainment Bill Cosby stripped of top comedy awards

08:06  08 may  2018
08:06  08 may  2018 Source:   covermg.com

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Top comedy awards handed to disgraced funnyman Bill Cosby have been rescinded following his recent sexual abuse conviction.

The Cosby Show star has already lost honours handed to him from Temple and Yale universities, and last week (ends04May18) his name was removed from a list of Television Hall of Fame inductees and he was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - and now his Kennedy Center Honor and Mark Twain Award have been taken away.

Last month (Apr18), Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home in Pennsylvania in 2004.

The 80-year-old faces up to 30 years in prison. His sentencing date has not been set.

Bill Cosby's wife slams prosecutor, accusers for husband's guilty verdict .
Bill Cosby's wife of more than 50 years jumped to his defense on Thursday, blaming his sexual-assault conviction last week on a corrupt prosecutor, a pliant press and a lying accuser that she said led to a false verdict and stirred a lynch mob against him. Camille Cosby said her husband, once a beloved actor and comedian thought of as "America's Dad" for his role in a popular 1980s TV show, was railroaded by a self-serving system that she said demanded a criminal investigation of his prosecutors."This is mob justice, not real justice," she said in a statement issued by her publicist.

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