27 Apr 2018

Bill Cosby reacts angrily to guilty verdict

From Morning Report, 7:46 am on 27 April 2018

The man once known as America's dad is now facing the prospect of 10 years in jail, after being convicted on three charges of sexual assault. Bill Cosby reacted angrily to the verdict, shouting a profanity as lawyers discussed whether he should be granted bail, while he awaits sentence. The prosecutor told the judge that Cosby was a flight risk as he had a private jet to which Cosby responded by shouting "I don't have a plane, you asshole". The judge has granted bail and Cosby has now been taken away from the courthouse. RNZ correspondent Nick Harper was in court when the verdicts were announced and joins us now from the courthouse in Pennsylvania.