Bill Cosby arrived in court on Monday to start his sentencing hearing in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
The disgraced actor, 81, was not joined by his wife Camille or any other family members as he made his way into the courtroom accompanied by only his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt and publicist Ebonee Benson.
Cosby, who was declared a sexually violent predator by the state’s sex-offender board, appeared to be carefree and in high spirits despite the occasion, and at one point smiled and then pointed and waved at a crowd of protesters outside the court.
He is facing 30 years in prison after he was found guilty on three counts of aggravated incident assault, though it is likely he would serve the sentences for all three counts concurrently.
At his current age, almost any sentence will likely be be tantamount to life in prison.
Cosby had been under house arrest at his estate in nearby Elkins Park ever since a jury found him guilty of drugging and molesting Constand in 2004, while she was an employee at Temple University at the time.
He was also been outfitted with an electronic monitoring bracelet and may only leave his home to victim his lawyer or doctor.
Ahead of his sentencing, Cosby was examined by the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board, who declared him to a sexually violent predator.
This will be discussed in court on Monday, with Cosby’s latest legal team ready to fight back on that classification.
The five other women who testified at Cosby’s trial will not deliver victim impact statements it was decided, though they were granted permission to speak.
Janice Dickinson, Janice Baker-Kinney, Lise-Lotte Lublin, Heidi Thomas and Chelan Lash all testified on behalf of the prosecution, who had hoped to have over 50 of the actor’s accusers take the stand during the sentencing hearing.
Dicksinon was seen arriving in court on Monday, and Thomas, Lasha, Lubin and Kinney were seen outside posing for a group photo.
Constand arrived in court with her sister and parents on Monday, and earlier that morning tweeted: ‘Be wrathful, but do not sin; do not let the sun set while you are still angry; do not give the Devil an opportunity. Ephesians 4: 26.’
It was a rare post for Constand, who on Saturday also shared an image of her hands cupped around the sun.
Constand also liked a tweet just one hour before she was due in court that read: ‘The Devil whispered in my ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.” Today I whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”‘
After Constand arrived in court she could be seen hugging the other accusers, and one woman passed a piece of jewelry to Coinstand’s mother Gianna.
Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail