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Bill Cosby Receives Three To Ten Years In Prison For Sexual Assault Case

This disgruntled comedian was facing up to 10 years in jail for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to ten years in prison and registered as a sexual predator for life.

CNN reports the 81-year-old was given the sentence on Tuesday (Sept. 25), after a two-day hearing. Prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed on Monday (Sept. 24) to combine the three counts of his conviction into one for sentencing purposes. Judge Steven O'Neil noted that Cosby was not given special treatment due to his celebrity status.

"Equal justice under the law," he said, noting Cosby's sentence wasn't changed because of "who he is or who he was."

In April, Cosby was convicted of three counts of drugging and raping Andrea Constand in 2004. He will also have to register as a sexual predator for life, an action his legal team attempted to halt. His lawyers claimed his old age shows that he no longer poses a threat to anyone and does not need to be labeled as a “sexually violent predator.”

Kristen Dudley, a psychologist and a member of the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board, believed otherwise. In her statement to the court, she shared how Cosby fits the criteria of "other specified paraphilic disorder," meaning his actions can happen again due to his attraction to non-consenting adults.

"The behaviors are beyond their controls, so they are urged to act on it," she said. Paraphilia is a condition centered on abnormal sexual desires, including extreme or dangerous activities.

BuzzFeed reports Constand spoke once during the sentencing by stating, "all I am asking for is justice as the court sees fit." In her victim impact statement, she stated Cosby's effect on her life.

"Bill Cosby took my beautiful, healthy young spirit and crushed it," Constand wrote. "He robbed me of my health and vitality, my open nature, and my trust in myself and others."

Cosby's case was set for a retrial in 2017 after a decision couldn't be made by the jury. Other testimonies from victims like model Janice Dickinson and former roommate to Constand Marguerite Jackson helped the jury with their decision. Over 60 women have accused Cosby of rape or sexual misconduct but none were taken to the court since most passed the statute of limitations on sexual assault cases.

Camille Cosby was not present at the time of her husband's sentencing.

READ MORE: Akon Questions Bill Cosby’s Guilty Verdict: “You Don’t Really Know If He Did It”

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Ty Dolla $ign Releases New Album Feat. Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Kanye West And More

After a three-year album hiatus, Ty Dolla $ign released his latest studio effort, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, on Friday (Oct. 23).

The 25-track album features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, FKA Twigs, Roddy Ricch, Jhené Aiko, Kehlani, 6lack, Young Thug, Music Soulchild, Skrillex, Quavo, Anderson Paak, Post Malone, Kanye West, and more.

Powered by previously released singles, “Ego Death,” Expensive” and By Yourself,” the new album flexes a different music muscle for the Grammy-nominated recording artists who steered clear of  making club records.

“I was intentionally trying to not make club songs [talking about] hoes and *itches and all the sh*t I used to talk about,” Ty told Vulture in a recent interview. “I was trying to, like, talk about my life, and what it is now, and really do something different with it. I got a daughter going to high school this year, and she’s paying attention, and all her friends are paying attention, so I can’t talk as crazy or do the crazy sh*t that I used to do.”

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Jay Z Launches His Own Cannabis Brand

Jay Z is venturing into the world of cannabis. The  mogul officially announced the launch of his new cannabis brand, Monogram, on Friday (Oct. 23) marking his first product collaboration since becoming chief brand strategists of the Northern California-based dispensary, Caliva, last year.

“Monogram seeks to redefine what cannabis means to consumers today,” the company said in a press release. As many marijuana storefronts have implemented new rules amid the global pandemic, Monogram is also planing to launch an e-commerce sales option, “In an effort to provide a more tailored customer experience.”

Caliva and Hov opened their first Southern California storefront last year. Besides providing quality products, Hov aims to use his position at Caliva to help the formerly incarcerated (many of whom are not reaping the benefits of marijuana legalization) through advocacy, job training, and employee and workforce development.

According to the company website, Monogram uses “expert growers” to ensure that each marijuana flowers receives the “respect it deserves” in every stage of the growth process. Additionally, Monogram flowers are grown in small batches so that every plant gets “personalized attention.”

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Kehlani Plays Bryson Tiller’s Love Interest In “Always Forever” Video

Kehlani stars as Tiller’s love interest in the intimate new music video for “Always Forever,” released on Thursday (Oct. 22).

The stunning visual, directed by Glenn Michael of Toronto’s Kid Studio, is a creative take on how a relationship can become your entire universe. Tyler and Kehlani cuddle up, kiss, and hold hand in the steamy visual, prompting some fans to question the chemistry between the two. They might look pretty cozy, but Kehlani and Tiller are just friends (Tiller welcomed a child with girlfriend Kendra Bailey last year).

 

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🌎🎥💫Thanks Guys. #alwaysforever @kidstudio_ @ichiki @kehlani

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Kehlani shared some close-up stills from the music video on Instagram along with a message thanking Tiller for being a “solid” friend. “To one of my dearest friends…matching tattoos, years worth of stories, nights of dying laughter and holding each other down in the roughest times…I’m so proud of you. Thank you for being solid.”

The post was deleted after fans in the comments continued to speculate if the two were an item. Kehlani shared a follow-up message on her Instagram Story explaining in part, “I post lengthy captions about all my friends. You would have to follow me to know that.”

 

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#Roommates, #Kehlani explains her previous message to #BrysonTiller. (SWIPE for previous post)

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“Always Forever” is the latest single from Tiller’s newly released ANNIVERSARY LP.

Watch the video below.

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