Bill Cosby Went on 'Expletive-Laden Tirade' After Guilty Verdict

Bill Cosby lashed out in court Thursday after a judge deemed the 80-year-old guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Multiple reports, including the Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune, described "an expletive-laden tirade" from the former comedian after his guilty verdict was delivered. While jurors were exiting the courtroom in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Cosby reportedly stood and used an expletive to refer to District Attorney Kevin Steele, who served on the Cosby prosecution and was arguing to revoke Cosby's bail. According to the Tribune, Cosby shouted, "I'm sick of him!"

BREAKING: Bill Cosby lashes out at prosecutor in expletive-laden tirade in courtroom after conviction in sexual assault retrial.

— The Associated Press (@AP) April 26, 2018

Judge Steven O'Neill ruled that until his sentencing, Cosby will remain free. Previously, Cosby's defense team requested Steele be disqualified from the prosecution—a request the judge denied in February 2016.

Cosby was convicted of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, a former employee on the Temple University women's basketball team, in 2004. Cosby claimed the encounter was consensual. Constand said Cosby assaulted her when she visited his home for career advice.

Following the verdict, other Cosby accusers were seen exiting the courtroom in tears.

Cosby accusers in tears outside courtroom after Bill Cosby is found guilty on all counts in sexual assault retrial.

— ABC News (@ABC) April 26, 2018

The guilty verdict came after a two-week retrial. In June 2017, a jury failed to reach a verdict on Cosby's then-alleged crime of drugging and molesting Constand. Over 50 women have accused Cosby of similar crimes. Cosby's case was the first major celebrity sexual assault trial following the #MeToo movement in October 2017.

The jury reportedly deliberated for over 14 hours, over the course of two days, to reach the guilty verdict in the retrial. Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison for each of his three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Janice Baker-Kinney, who alleged Cosby drugged and raped her in 1982, said in a statement after the conviction on Thursday, "This toxic chain of silence has been broken."