Jury Finds Bill Cosby Guilty In Retrial

The Women Who Brought Down Bill Cosby

The 80-year-old comedian has been found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.

On April 26, 80-year-old actor and comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004. The verdict follows an earlier trial in 2017, which ended in a mistrial when the jury was deadlocked after 52 hours of deliberation.

Some 60 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual assault, and in March, Judge Steven O'Neill ruled that five women — in addition to Constand — could testify at the retrial. (Many accusers have been unable to bring charges as the statute of limitations has expired.)

Here, meet the six women who helped convict Cosby:

ANDREA CONSTAND Pool/Getty Images ANDREA CONSTAND Constand, a former pro basketball player, was the director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team when she was introduced by a mutual friend to Cosby in 2002. They had a friendly relationship until 2004, when Constand says Cosby gave her some Benadryl and sexually assaulted her. He maintained that what happened between them had been consensual. The Montgomery County district attorney originally declined to press criminal charges against Cosby, so Constand filed a civil suit. It was settled out of court in 2006. When Cosby's deposition testimony from the suit was later made public, the district attorney decided to revisit Constand's case. JANICE DICKINSON Mark Makela/Getty Images JANICE DICKINSON The model and reality TV star alleges that Cosby drugged and raped her in 1982, offering her a pill he claimed would help relieve menstrual cramps but instead left her unable to move. "I didn't consent to this. Here was 'America's Dad,' on top of me. A married man, father of five kids, on top of me," Dickinson testified. "I was thinking how wrong it was. How very wrong it was." LISE LOTTE-LUBLIN Mark Makela/Getty Images LISE LOTTE-LUBLIN Lotte-Lublin was a 23-year-old model when Cosby offered to be her mentor. She gladly accepted his help and met with him a couple of times — he began to introduce her as his daughter. A 1989 meeting at his hotel room began as usual, until she alleges that Cosby offered her a couple of drinks and she began feeling woozy. She says she blacked out and woke up two days later, unsure of what had happened. In fact, the gravity of the situation didn't become completely clear until 25 years later when she watched an interview with Dickinson, whose story sounded like hers. Lotte-Lublin then reported the incident to Las Vegas police, but the statute of limitations had expired. She has since worked to abolish the Nevada statute. HEIDI THOMAS Pool/Getty Images HEIDI THOMAS The then-24-year-old aspiring actress also received a call that Cosby wanted to be her mentor, spurring her to fly to Reno, Nevada, in 1984 to meet with him. There, she alleges that Cosby offered her wine so she could accurately portray someone who was intoxicated. After just a sip, Thomas says she blacked out, and was left with only halting memories of the next four days. She later met with Cosby one more time in St. Louis to try to figure out what had happened, but she thought he was cold and distant, and that was the last time she had contact with him. CHELAN LASHA Pool/Getty Images CHELAN LASHA Seventeen-year-old Lasha was dreaming of an acting career when she met Cosby through family contacts in 1986. She was later invited to Cosby's hotel room in Las Vegas for a photoshoot, and after a photographer snapped a few frames, Lasha alleges that Cosby offered her what he said was an antihistamine to help with her cold. She was soon barely able to move. She alleges that after groping and humping her, Cosby told her to leave and indicated that there was some money for her on the nightstand. She immediately confided in her guidance counselor, followed by her sister and, later, her grandmother, with whom she lived. At the trial, facing Cosby, Lasha screamed: "You remember, don't you, Mr. Cosby?" JANICE BAKER-KINNEY Mark Makela/Getty Images JANICE BAKER-KINNEY Baker-Kinney was a bartender at Harrah's in Reno, Nevada, when she met Cosby at a pizza party in 1982. She alleges that Cosby gave her two Quaaludes, and her memory becomes fuzzy after that. She recalls being groped by Cosby and later waking up naked. She kept the alleged assault secret for decades, thinking she was partially to blame because she took drugs. "For 30 years I really didn't think about it. I didn't want to think about it," she said during her testimony. "And I will tell you that when women started coming forward and my husband — my current husband — started seeing articles in the paper about it, he kept pointing them out to me. And what I said was, 'I don't want to read them. I don't want to hear about those.' I...don't know how to sum it up."