Bill Cosby’s conviction for sexual assault was overturned by Pennsylvania’s highest court on Wednesday, after finding a deal with a previous prosecutor. he was prevented from being charged in the case.
– Jeremy Roebuck (@jeremyrroebuck) June 30, 2021
Cosby, 83, was sentenced to more than two years in a 3-10 year sentence in a state prison near Philadelphia, according to AP. If convicted, he vowed to serve all 10 years rather than claim remorse over an encounter with the accused in 2004. Andrea Constand, whom he invited to a piece of land he owned in Pennsylvania, then drugged and raped him.
Accused former comic and actor rape, drug trafficking, sexual battery, child sexual abuse and misconduct from as early as the mid -1960s.
He was charged in late 2015, when a prosecutor armed with new non -confidential evidence – Cosby’s damaging removal from his prosecution – arrested him days before the end of the 12 -year sentence. ethical limitations.
The trial court allowed another defendant to testify at Cosby’s first trial, if the jury did not have time. However, He allowed five other defendants to testify at the trial about their experience with Cosby in the 1980s.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Evidence that is the color of the trial, even if it is found by a lower appellate court to be appropriate to show a signature pattern on drug trafficking and rape of women.. –AP
So – because five more women were allowed to testify to Cosby’s pattern of sexual introduction, the trial was considered ‘stain’ due to an agreement with prosecutor Bruce Castor (who later represented Donald Trump on impeachment).
Cosby was denied parole in May after refusing to participate in sex offender programs while in state prison-and has long said he would never go to them, while continuing to acknowledge the wrong done. . Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt called the decision “terrible.”
Cosby, a groundbreaking Black actor who grew up in public residence in Philadelphia, has amassed a fortune estimated at $ 400 million in his 50 years in the entertainment industry. His trademark clean comedy and homespun wisdom have inspired famous TV shows, books and standup acts.
He fell out of favor in his later years while he taught the Black community about family values, but tried to return when he was arrested.
“There is an inherent level of confidence because of his status in the entertainment industry and because he chooses himself as a public moralist,”Assistant District Attorney Adrienne Jappe, of suburban Montgomery County, argued with the judges. -AP
Prosecutors did not say whether they would appeal or try to try Cosby a third time.
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