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Bill Cosby, The Lustful Disposition Exception, And The Doctrine Of Chances, Wesley M. Oliver Jan 2016

Bill Cosby, The Lustful Disposition Exception, And The Doctrine Of Chances, Wesley M. Oliver

Washington University Law Review

On December 30, 2015, an affidavit of probable cause alleged that William H. Cosby, Jr., Ed.D., a comedian whose storied career spanned decades, committed aggravated indecent sexual assault upon Andrea Constand. For decades, women have been coming forward claiming to have been the victims of Cosby’s unwanted sexual advances, most of them claiming that Cosby drugged them and took advantage of them when they were in an unconscious state. Despite the number of accusers over decades, thus far only one criminal count has been announced. At this point, it appears that the statute of limitation would preclude an ...


Propensity Evidence Under Rule 413: The Need For Balance, Erik D. Ojala Jan 1999

Propensity Evidence Under Rule 413: The Need For Balance, Erik D. Ojala

Washington University Law Review

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