Story via tmz - cosby has been remanded and will be locked up immediately. according to witnesses in the courthouse, cosby emptied his pockets and removed his tie before being taken into custody.
10:55 am pt -- bill cosby will serve 3 to 10 years in a pennsylvania state prison. the judge just announced the length of sentence. the judge has denied cosby bail.
if cosby serves the full term, he'll be 91 when he's released.
in imposing the sentence, the judge said, "i'm not permitted to treat him any differently based on who he is or who he was." the judge added, "as she [constand] said, mr. cosby, you took her beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it." he told constand, "i heard the very clear impact on your life." 10:50 am pt -- bill cosby will go to state prison ... so said the judge in his s****l assault case. the judge just said prison will be cosby's fate. he has not yet announced the length of the sentence.
bill cosby was all smiles as he entered court tuesday morning but ahead of his sentencing, the judge ruled he will be classified a "sexually violent predator." the decision came down tuesday morning, and means the 81-year-old disgraced comedian's name will appear on a sex-offender registry, which is sent to neighbors and schools. he also has to undergo lifetime counseling and must report quarterly to authorities.
also in court tuesday, prosecutors released andrea constand's full victim impact statement in which she details the harrowing experience of being sexually assaulted by cosby, and the aftermath.
in the letter, constand said she couldn't talk, eat, sleep or socialize after cosby assaulted her back in 2004 at his home. she added, "the psychological, emotional and financial bullying included a slander campaign in the media that left my entire family reeling in shock and disbelief." she also describes the time right after the assault, while she still had to work with cosby in the temple university athletic department -- "the sound of his voice over the phone felt like a knife going through my guts. the sight of the man who drugged and sexually assaulted me coming into the basketball office