VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):喜剧演员考斯比被控性侵罪
日期:2016-01-01 15:05

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Prosecutors in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania have brought criminal charges against celebrity Bill Cosby.

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Cosby, an American comedian, is charged with sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

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The case deals with a former Temple University employee who told police that Cosby drugged and violated her at his home near Philadelphia.

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It marks the first criminal case involving Cosby, after many years of accusations. If he is found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

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An arrest warrant for the 78-year-old Cosby has been issued.

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More than 50 women have accused Cosby of drugging them, and in most cases, sexually assaulting them. Cosby has long denied the accusations.

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Many of the incidents happened several decades ago, and the statute of limitations has already passed. A statute of limitations is a law that prevents a suspect from being tried after a certain amount of time has passed.

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The statute of limitations in the Pennsylvania case was to expire in January 2016.

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Bill Cosby is best known for playing Dr. Cliff Huxtable, the father in the long-running American television program, "The Cosby Show."

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The charges have shocked Cosby's fans and damaged his reputation as an entertainer.

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词汇解释

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1.celebrity n. 名人;名声

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In 1944, at the age of 30, Hersey suddenly became a celebrity.
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2.statute of limitation 法定时效;时效法

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The World Anti-Doping Agency ( WADA ) has an eight year statute of limitation for doping offences.
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3.expire vi. 期满;终止;死亡;呼气 vt. 呼出(空气)

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He had lived illegally in the United States for five years after his visitor's visa expired.
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4.long-running adj. 长期上演的;连续上演很长时间的

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He was best-known for his role in the long-running television series.
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内容解析

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1.Prosecutors in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania have brought criminal charges against celebrity Bill Cosby.

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bring charge against 控告

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Police have brought a charge of dangerous driving against the man.
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She refused to testify, unless the murder charge against her was dropped.
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2.Cosby, an American comedian, is charged with sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

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be charged with 被控以...

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He was charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
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At the police station, I was charged with assault.
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参考译文

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美国费城检察官对名人比尔·考斯比发起刑事指控68-_qcT^s1N~%K@

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美国喜剧演员考斯比被控2004年性侵一名妇女.wT0rt^GzF;Y*,QF

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此案与天普大学一名前雇员有关,这名妇女告诉警察,在费城附近他的家中,考斯比给自己下药并强奸了自己UaNYh0d5XSTRM2|bhWS

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这是牵涉考斯比的第一起刑事案件,在此之前他已被控数年[PI%dv1vS#。如果他被证实有罪,那么他将面临10年徒刑和2.5万美元的罚款MOW;T9*g]Em&9

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有关方面已经发出对78岁的考斯比的通缉令(9#Ewj(Z#bkf3O)IbA

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50多名妇女指控考斯比给自己下药,而且在很多情况下都性侵了自己,考斯比一直否认这些指控ad%.EbxRg2Y

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很多指控涉及事件发生在几十年前,其诉讼时效已经过了7#]@1RnRwpV)EzgU@r1a。诉讼时效让嫌犯在案件发生的一定时间后不再被审判)fXKR5~~ud4]W+N

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费城这起案件的诉讼时效将于2016年一月到期rGI!Hvz14RraC1|0

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比尔·考斯比因出演克里夫·赫克斯塔博博士而出名,也就是美国长期上演的电视剧《天才老爹》中的父亲C26Bgrb~bKl

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这些指控震惊了考斯比的粉丝们,损害了他作为一名艺人的声誉Hu;e=!wibvUheD%6hKk

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重点单词
  • assaultn. 攻击,突袭 vt. 袭击,突袭
  • celebrityn. 名人,名誉,社会名流
  • employeen. 雇员
  • limitationn. 限制
  • certainadj. 确定的,必然的,特定的 pron. 某几个,某
  • statuten. 法令,法规
  • testifyv. 证明,作证,声明
  • reputationn. 声誉,好名声
  • criminaladj. 犯罪的,刑事的,违法的 n. 罪犯
  • guiltyadj. 有罪的,内疚的