Bill Cosby's Sentence: Experts Weigh Implications of the #MeToo EraSeptember 27, 2018 – Article
Cosby's case is unquestionably unique. It involves multiple trials, an agreement to not prosecute from a prior district attorney, varying decisions on the admission of "prior bad acts" witness testimony, allegations that the judge held a grudge against a key witness and that prosecutors tampered with evidence. Despite the atypical aspects of his case, experts believe it can shed light on how future juries and judges will treat #MeToo-related matters — including Cosby's own civil cases.
Former prosecutor turned litigator Priya Sopori says she was surprised by Cosby's sentence, given his age and health.