Brekky Wrap: Cosby Sent To Jail And Trump Slams Iran
All the news you need to know this Wednesday.
Comedian Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to ten years jail for sexual assault. The court ruled that the 81-year-old is a sexually violent predator and that he must register as a sex offender. He will also have to undergo counselling for life. At a retrial in April, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault for drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.
Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater has been found not guilty of a grade one shoulder charge and is free to play in Sunday's NRL grand final against the Sydney Roosters. It took almost an hour for the NRL judiciary to reach its decision, which means the retiring Slater can play in the last game of his career. Slater argued that it was his intention to tackle not to charge, saying he attempted to wrap his right arm around Sosaia Feki of the Cronulla Sharks. After the hearing, Slater told the media he will spend the next few days preparing for the match on Sunday.
U.S. President Donald Trump has attacked the Iranian leadership during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He accused the nation of causing "chaos, death and destruction" across the Middle East. Trump also defended his decision to abandon the Iran Nuclear Deal, while boasting that his administration had accomplished more than almost any other in the entire history of America. Some audience members laughed when Trump declared this to which he laughed back saying, " I didn't expect that reaction."
While Theresa May has ruled out calling a second Brexit referendum, Britain's opposition party has done just that. Britain's Labour party has voted to put a new motion forward should May fail to get the current Brexit plan through the UK parliament. Labour's Brexit spokesman, Keir Starmer received major support from his party when he said that staying in the EU should be an option. "Nobody is ruling out 'Remain' as an option," he said.
Three teenagers have been charged and a fourth is in hospital under police guard after a police car chase in Sydney's inner west on Tuesday. Police chased the teenagers, who were allegedly driving a stolen car on the M5, but had to call off the pursuit for safety reasons. A 13-year-old boy, a 13-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were arrested at a home in East Hills on Tuesday. The two 13-year-olds and the 14-year-old will appear before a children's court on Wednesday.
Italian fashion label Versace has been bought by Micheal Kors for more than $2 billion. While Donatella Versace said the sale "was a very exciting moment for Versace" many fans criticised the move saying the brands aren't of the same calibre. Some Twitter users called the Micheal Kors brand "cheap and tacky" while others said the now deceased Gianni Versace " didn't die for his brand to be bought by Micheal Kors".
The 'dead man walking' became just a 'dead man' on last night's episode of Australian Survivor: Champions vs Contenders with Steve being voted out of the game. It came right down to the wire with Fenella, Sharn and Steve each getting two votes so Shane, Shonee, Mon and Brian all had to cast a revote. After a whole lot of suspense and a heated tribal council, it was Steve who had to leave. He'll be joining the so far all-male jury next episode.
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