Supreme Court Sides with Bill Cosby
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal of a Pennsylvania court ruling that overturned comedian Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, handing a legal victory to the Cosby Show star.
Cosby had been sentenced to 3–10 years in prison for drugging and molesting a woman in 2004 before his conviction was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
The actor and comedian was one of the first celebrities convicted of sexual assault in the #MeToo era.
In June, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that an agreement he struck to provide testimony in a civil lawsuit in 2005 and 2006 should have given him immunity in the case.
Cosby, who has been accused of sexual misconduct or rape by more than 60 women, was released from prison last year.
Prosecutors asked the Supreme Court to review the ruling that led to Cosby’s conviction being overturned and the origins of the testimonial agreement.
The Supreme Court rejected the appeal without commentary.
Victory for Bill Cosby after Supreme Court rejects appeal to revive sex case