Washington: Comedian Bill Cosby who was sentenced to prison for sexual assault, burst out laughing after the sentence was pronounced.
According to Page Six, it happened after the judgment for a 2004 sexual assault case was pronounced.
The 81-year old comedian was cracking jokes with his team in the premises of Montgomery County court, where his sentence was pronounced.
Before being taken into the prison, he handed his wallet, tie and watch over to the authorities.
Cosby’s sentence comes after a lengthy trial, in which he faced accusations from former Temple University employee Andrea Constand and was found guilty.
He was found to have drugged and raped Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Since then, multiple women came forward against “The Cosby Show” star.
The first part of the sentencing hearings focused on the prosecution’s efforts to label Cosby as a sexually violent predator.
Kathy McKee, a former actress who also accused Cosby of raping her, told CNN that she is happy and grateful to Andrea Constand “for standing strong.”
Cosby’s trial was heralded as the first major celebrity trial of the #MeToo movement, and the first to result in a conviction.