Dark Secrets The Cosby Show Cast Tried To Hide
Bill Cosby was so beloved that he was dubbed America’s dad…until that all changed in a truly horrific way. But it’s not just The Cosby Show patriarch who has a dark side. Some of the sitcom’s other big stars definitely had a few skeletons lurking in their closets as well.
Bill Cosby’s reign as America’s dad famously came crumbling down amidst allegations of sexual misconduct spanning decades. According to CNN, more than 50 women have since leveled allegations at the comedian, including various claims of drugging and assault, but there only needed to be one to send the octogenarian to prison.
Andrea Constand, a Temple University staffer who worked with the women’s basketball team, was the first person to publicly accuse Cosby. According to reports from CNN and Vulture, she claimed that in 2004, the comedian gave her medication to, quote, “ease her anxiety” that made her dizzy before he sexually assaulted her. In an incident that occurred the following year, she also accused Cosby of, quote, “inappropriate touching.”
Cosby was charged with sexual assault in 2015, but according to TMZ, the initial case ended in a mistrial in 2017 because the jury was deadlocked. During the retrial in 2018, Constand and five women who claimed to have also been drugged and sexually assaulted gave their testimony. Cosby was ultimately convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The sitcom star was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison. Speaking with Black Press USA just months after his sentencing, Cosby said he would not show remorse during any upcoming parole hearings and still maintained his innocence.