Bill Cosby

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Michael Jackson arriving for the first day of his trial, on charges of molesting a 13-year-old boy,   at the Santa Barbara county superior court in Santa Maria, California, on February 28th, 2005. He was found not guilty on all counts. Photograph: Michael A Mariant/AP

When Dan Reed ordered up a score for his documentary, he asked the composer to evoke the image of a shimmering sprite leading two boys deeper and deep(...)

The Women’s March in Los Angeles on  January 19th, 2019: the view is taking hold among defence lawyers that #MeToo is something which should be raised with a jury.  Photograph: Jessica Pons/New York Times

The legal system in Ireland tends to operate on a different timescale to the rest of society. Cultural changes, particularly attitudes towards women, (...)

Lauren Kern, the editor-in-chief of Apple News, at a story meeting at Apple’s old headquarters in Cupertino, California. Justin Kaneps/The New York Times

Many of Apple’s employees moved into a glistening new $5 billion (€4.4 billion) glass headquarters in Cupertino, California, this year. A mile west, a(...)

Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse in handcuffs after being sentenced in his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Mark Makela/Reuters

Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison on Tuesday for his conviction for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Cosby (81) wa(...)

Conor Pope: the future of my name is in the balance. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It was only after I’d been chatting to the American woman beside me on the bus for a good 90 seconds that I realised she most likely suspected I was a(...)

 Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after being expelled. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

Film-maker Roman Polanski is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after he was expelled from the organisation last week. In a letter(...)

'Breaking In' producer and actor Gabrielle Union: 'I think people in the industry finally get that people want to see themselves reflected on screen.' Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Gabrielle Union, the producer and star of Breaking In is chatting amiably about representation. Well, of course she is. Breaking In, which features Un(...)

Film director Roman Polanski (left) and comic Bill Cosby have been expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences. File photographs: EPA

The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences has confirmed that it is expelling Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby. The announcement comes shortly afte(...)

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives with his wife Camille for a sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, US, June 12th, 2017. File photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The wife of US comic Bill Cosby has called for a criminal investigation into the Philadelphia prosecutor behind her husband’s sexual assault convictio(...)

Bill Cosby case: the jury deliberated not even two days – compared with six days the first time around – before finding the comedian guilty on all counts on Thursday. Photograph: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty

The trial of Bill Cosby provides what social scientists might call a natural experiment. In the spring of 2017 a jury could not agree about whether th(...)

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