WATCH | US actor Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in prison

25 September 2018 - 20:47 By AFP
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

Disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by a judge on Tuesday and branded a "sexually violent predator" for assaulting a woman at his Philadelphia mansion 14 years ago.

The 81-year-old, once beloved as "America's Dad," is the first celebrity convicted and sentenced for a sex crime since the downfall of Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo movement and America's reckoning with sexual harassment.

Comedian Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman, capping a remarkable fall from grace for the entertainer. Subscribe to TimesLIVE here:

Convicted five months ago of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, a former university basketball administrator, he showed no reaction when Judge Steven O'Neill handed down the sentence in a court in Norristown, Pennsylvania.