The #MeToo movement takes its biggest trophy yet.
Courtesy of the BBC:
Comedian Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for sexual assault.
Cosby, 81, has also been categorized as a sexually violent predator, meaning he must undergo counseling for life and be listed on the sex offender registry.
The actor declined to make a statement when a judge gave him the opportunity.
At a retrial in April, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.
Judge Steven O’Neill has also denied Cosby’s request for bail pending appeal.
After delivering the sentence, Judge O’Neill said: “Mr. Cosby you took her beautiful healthy young spirit and crushed it.”
He told Ms. Constand he “heard the very clear impact” the assault had on her life.
Ahead of the sentence, the judge designated Cosby a sexually violent predator, despite the defense’s argument that Cosby’s age and blindness mean he is not a threat.
I know he is old, but I really don’t think that three to five years is long enough or what he has done.
Still, this is an unmistakable message to all of those sexual predators out there that it no longer matters how rich and powerful you are, justice can still find you and punish you for what you have done.
I think that is a lesson that Brett Kavanaugh is about to learn, and hopefully, someday soon so will the man who nominated him.