He still faces a number of civil lawsuits alleging assault and defamation. Yet he suggested before the trial in Pennsylvania that he plans to get back to comedy.
Dozens of women have accused Cosby of misconduct, but Andrea Constand’s accusation was the only one that led to criminal charges. Most of the other incidents allegedly occurred years ago, outside the statute of limitations.
Lawyers for Cosby have said throughout that their client is innocent of all accusations.
Still, a handful of lawsuits in federal and state courts could lead to monetary awards against Cosby. Three are defamation cases in which accusers say Cosby defamed them as liars, and two are civil assault lawsuits.
The most prominent was brought by Tamara Green in federal court in Massachusetts. Green, who says Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1970, filed a suit in December 2014. She accuses Cosby and his team of lawyers and representatives of defaming her and calling her a liar for speaking out about the accusations.
Six other women — Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie — have joined that suit.
Dickinson and her attorney Lisa Bloom sued Cosby for defamation in May 2015, saying Singer’s comments hurt her professionally and personally.
“Calling Dickinson a liar is a defamatory statement under the law … and that’s the mistake Bill Cosby made,” Bloom said at the time. “It was too late for her to sue for rape or for drugging, but once he, through his representatives, called her a liar, she had a fresh claim for defamation and that’s the lawsuit that we filed.”
‘I want to get back to the laughter’
Cosby has suggested he may go back to comedy.
Before his arrest, the septuagenarian was still cranking out jokes. He released a comedy special in 2013 titled “Far From Finished.” In 2014-15, he embarked on a cross-country tour around the time dozens of women were accusing him of assault.
“I know the side that I’m on and the side that I’m hoping for, and after that, there’s more work to be done,” he said. “But I still feel that I have an awful lot to offer in terms of my writing, in terms of my performance.”
“I want to take other things and move it to halls, churches, etc., to give what I feel will be motivational and informational and drive people to make changes in themselves, the home life, because the one quote that I sustained is ‘The revolution is in the home.’ “
“Why would people threaten the hall, threaten the people who booked the show, when in fact the people who are coming are those who are buying tickets?” he said. “So these people are saying he has or she has — the people they want to bar — has no right, no right whatsoever to be appearing in this place.”
CNN’s Lindsey Knight contributed to this report.