Bill Cosby Wins Appeal

By Gloria Zuurveen
Editor-in-Chief

 

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court gave Bill Cosby, one of the most famous comedian and actor who co-created and starred in The Cosby Show for eight seasons with five consecutive seasons as the number-one rated show on television and was in the top 20 for all eight seasons, a chance at freedom with a ruling to appeal his sexual assault convictions.

Cosby has been in prison since he was convicted in 2018 for drugging and sexually assaulting a former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

Serving a three to 10-year sentence, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to review Cosby’s case of aggravated felony sexual assault.

According to CBS Philly news, the Supreme Court will review two aspects of the case, including the judge’s decision to let prosecutors call five other accusers to testify about long-ago encounters with the once powerful-actor and comedian.” “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.” “Secondly, the court will examine Cosby’s argument that he had an agreement with the 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.”

Cosby’s spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt said, “As we  have all stated , the false conviction of Bill Cosby is so much bigger than him – it’s about the destruction of ALL Black people and people of color in America.”

 

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