Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom as America\u2019s Dad. Cosby, 80, could end up spending his final years in prison after a jury concluded he sexually violated Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He claimed the encounter was consensual. Cosby stared straight ahead as the verdict was read, but moments later lashed out loudly at District Attorney Kevin Steele and called him an \u201ca--hole\u201d after the prosecutor asked that Cosby be immediately jailed because he might flee. Cosby denied he has an airplane and shouted, \u201cI\u2019m sick of him!\u201d The judge decided Cosby can remain free on bail while he awaits sentencing. Shrieks erupted in the courtroom when the verdict was announced, and some of his accusers whimpered and cried. Constand remained stoic, then hugged her lawyer and members of the prosecution team. \u201cJustice has been done!\u201d celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who represented some of Cosby\u2019s accusers, said on the courthouse steps. The verdict came after a two-week retrial in which prosecutors put five other women on the stand who testified that Cosby, married for 54 years, drugged and violated them, too. One of those women asked him through her tears, \u201cYou remember, don\u2019t you, Mr. Cosby?\u201d The panel of seven men and five women reached a verdict after deliberating 14 hours over two days, vindicating prosecutors\u2019 decision to retry Cosby after his first trial ended with a hung jury less than a year ago. Cosby could get up to 10 years in prison on each of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He is likely to get less than that under state sentencing guidelines, but given his age, even a modest term could mean he will die behind bars. Constand, 45, a former Temple women\u2019s basketball administrator, told jurors that Cosby knocked her out with three blue pills he called \u201cyour friends\u201d and then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay immobilized, unable to resist or say no. It was the only criminal case to arise from a barrage of allegations from more than 60 women who said the former TV star drugged and molested them over a span of five decades. \u201cThe time for the defendant to escape justice is over,\u201d prosecutor Stewart Ryan said in his closing argument. \u201cIt\u2019s finally time for the defendant to dine on the banquet of his own consequences.\u201d Another prosecutor, Kristen Feden, said Cosby was \u201cnothing like the image that he played on TV\u201d as sweater-wearing, wisdom-dispensing father of five Dr. Cliff Huxtable on \u201cThe Cosby Show.\u201d Cosby\u2019s retrial took place against the backdrop of #MeToo, the movement against sexual misconduct that has taken down powerful men in rapid succession, among them Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey and Sen. Al Franken. The jurors all indicated they were aware of #MeToo but said before the trial they could remain impartial. Cosby\u2019s lawyers slammed #MeToo, calling Cosby its victim and likening it to a witch hunt or a lynching. After failing to win a conviction last year, prosecutors had more courtroom weapons at their disposal for the retrial. The other accusers\u2019 testimony helped move the case beyond a he-said, she-said, allowing prosecutors to argue that Cosby was a menace to women long before he met Constand. Only one other accuser was permitted to testify at Cosby\u2019s first trial. Cosby\u2019s new defense team, led by Michael Jackson lawyer Tom Mesereau, launched a highly aggressive attack on Constand and the other women. Their star witness, a longtime Temple employee, testified that Constand once spoke of setting up a prominent person and suing. Constand sued Cosby after prosecutors initially declined to file charges, settling with him for nearly $3.4 million over a decade ago. \u201cYou\u2019re dealing with a pathological liar,\u201d Mesereau told the jury. His colleague on the defense team, Katheen Bliss, derided the other accusers as home-wreckers and suggested they made up their stories in a bid for money and fame. But Cosby himself had long ago confirmed sordid revelations about drugs and extramarital sex. In a deposition he gave over a decade ago as part of Constand\u2019s lawsuit, Cosby acknowledged he had obtained quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with, \u201cthe same as a person would say, \u2018Have a drink.\u2019\u201d The sedative was a popular party drug before the U.S. banned it more than 30 years ago. Cosby also acknowledged giving pills to Constand before their sexual encounter. But he identified them as the over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine Benadryl and insisted they were meant to help her relax. The entertainer broke racial barriers as the first black actor to star in a network show, \u201cI Spy,\u201d in the 1960s. He created the top-ranked \u201cCosby Show\u201d two decades later. He also found success with his \u201cFat Albert\u201d animated TV show and served as pitchman for Jello-O pudding. Later in his career, he attracted controversy for lecturing about social dysfunction in poor black neighborhoods, railing against young people stealing things and wearing baggy pants. It was Cosby\u2019s reputation as a public moralist that prompted a federal judge, acting in response to a request from The Associated Press, to unseal portions of the deposition. Its release helped destroy the \u201cCosby Show\u201d star\u2019s career and good-guy image. It also prompted authorities to reopen the criminal investigation, and he was charged in late 2015. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission. Constand has done so.