BILL COSBY: AUTUMN OF HIS LIFE?

BILL COSBY MAY WIN AN EXTORTION TRIAL BUT SUFFER A DENT TO HIS REPUTATION

The morality play under way in room 1306 of the old white marble federal courthouse in New York City is a three-hankie affair. On the prosecution side is Bill Cosby, battling an attack on his reputation as America's Dearest Dad. At the defense table sits Autumn Jackson, 22, the woman who is charged with trying to extort $40 million from Cosby in exchange for not publicizing a story that could brand Cosby Deadbeat Daddy Dearest. The tug of sympathies is palpable. Does one side with Cosby, a man who has achieved heroic stature since the tragic shooting of his only son...

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