However, Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt said: 'He maintains his innocence, and he is going to walk around as a man who's innocent because he didn't do anything wrong.
"I think the fact that the judge yesterday allowed him to walk out of that courtroom, did not remand him immediately to jail, gives us a sense about what this judge is likely to do when he gets to the sentencing hearing", she said.
And lawyer Gloria Allred (who represented many of Cosby's accusers) said outside the courtroom shortly after the verdict was delivered: "After all is said and done, women were finally believed".
The primary trial started on June 5, 2017, but it surely ended lower than two weeks later with the jury "hopelessly deadlocked". Constand sued Cosby after prosecutors initially declined to file charges, settling with him for almost $3.4 million over a decade ago.
The fallout from the verdict was immediate: Bounce, a TV network that caters to black viewers, announced it would drop reruns of "The Cosby Show". Constand, 45, had accused the actor and comedian of drugging and then assaulting her 14 years ago.
That's when she joined forces with attorney Gloria Allred and chose to advocate for a bill that would change that, and, in May 2015, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation that extended the statute of limitations for rape charges to 20 years.
One of the lawyers present was Kathleen Bliss, a Las Vegas defense attorney who represented Cosby. His prior rulings suggest he may allow Cosby to remain on home confinement.
She said he had invited her to dinner at his home and had given her three blue pills to "relax" her.
Minutes later, she was suffering double vision and quickly lost consciousness.
Former federal prosecutor David Axelrod, now in private practice in Philadelphia, also said Cosby's team has a shot at convincing an appeals court that the judge went too far.
Ms Constand reported the attack, but the district attorney refused to press charges. It also prompted authorities to reopen the criminal investigation, and he was charged in late 2015.
But #MeToo, a movement more powerful than an atomic bomb, shattered the due process paradigms that existed since well before I earned my law degree in 1987.
Amber Tamblyn wrote, " Justice for women I know who you've hurt and those I've never met".
How many of Bill Cosby's few dozen accusers can you name? Only one other accuser was permitted to testify at Cosby's first trial.
Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille, walking into court. That has now all changed, and there is no doubt that this verdict will have far-reaching consequences.
Prosecutors put five other women on the stand to testify that they, too, were abused by the former TV star, but the strategy that helped them secure a conviction could also serve as a template for his lawyers seeking to overturn the jury's verdict. "I feel like I have to pinch myself".
Because you could just deny the assaults or say without contradiction that they Wanted It. She woke up the next day back at her home, and said she thought she had a bad reaction to alcohol, since she was not a frequent drinker.
"I was crushed. It felt like a ton of bricks fell onto my chest", Lublin recalled. There was Cliff Huxtable to deal with - Cosby the man and Cliff the character (America's Dad!) were so intertwined that the two could barely be separated in people's minds - one writer this week called him "vertiginously dadly".
"I've been holding this in since 1982 and it's slowly seeping out of me, the toxicity levels of emotion and catastrophic pain and nightmares for so very many years", she said, revealing her husband, Dr. Robert Gerner, awoke her with the Cosby news.