Bill Cosby Granted Opportunity To Appeal Sex Assault Conviction
Bill Cosby will have a chance to get out of jail, as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has granted the 82 year old disgraced comedian the opportunity to appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction.
According to Black America Web, Cosby is approaching the second year of a 3- to 10-year sentence after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to examine several aspects of Cosby's case:
- The judge’s decision to let prosecutors call five other accusers to testify about long-ago encounters with the once-powerful actor and comedian. Cosby’s lawyers have long challenged that testimony as remote and unreliable. The court will also consider, as it weighs the scope of the testimony allowed, whether the jury should have heard evidence that Cosby had given quaaludes to women in the past.
- Cosby’s argument that he had an agreement with a former prosecutor that he would never be charged in the case. Cosby has said he relied on that agreement before agreeing to testify in the trial accuser’s civil lawsuit.
Spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Cosby was “extremely thankful” the court would hear the case.
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