A Pennsylvania jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. As the first major criminal trial since the emergence of the #MeToo movement, this verdict sends a message of hope to survivors of abuse and a warning message to those who have abused their power. It also demonstrates that there is strength in numbers and justice can be achieved when people have the courage to speak out against criminal behavior by powerful people. Finally, it serves as vindication for the dozens of women who said that the comedian drugged and sexually abused them.
Bill Cosby’s criminal case initially went to jury trial in June 2017. It ended in a mistrial after the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict. Then came the #MeToo movement. After the New York Times and the New Yorker reported on the widespread allegations of sexual abuse by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, more and more stories emerged about high-profile men across countless industries who abused their power.
Attorney Adam Horowitz has represented dozens of women who have been sexually assaulted by persons in positions of power. If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please contact our law firm at (954) 614-2100 or send an email to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org