Court overturns Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction

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Pennsylvania’s highest court has overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and ordered his immediate release from prison.

The decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court came after Cosby had served more than two years of a potential three- to 10-year sentence in a state prison following his 2018 conviction.

The court ruled that the testimony from five women who weren’t involved in his trial but who spoke at it impeded Cosby’s chances of a fair chance.

The Justices also ruled that a prior non-prosecution deal he had struck with a Montgomery County District Attorney should have shielded the comedian from charges.

He is expected to be released from the SCI Phoenix in Skippack Township later today.

The 83-year-old comedian and actor was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a Temple University employee, in his home in 2004 after drugging her with unidentified pills but he was accused by many others of abuse.




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