Supreme Court leaves Bill Cosby’s overturned conviction in place
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The Supreme Court is leaving in place a call made by Pennsylvania’s highest court docket that led to Bill Cosby’s launch from jail.
The excessive court docket declined prosecutors’ request to listen to the case and reinstate Cosby’s conviction. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court final yr threw out Cosby’s conviction, saying the prosecutor who introduced the case was sure by his predecessor’s settlement to not cost Cosby.
The Supreme Court didn’t give any rationalization for the choice to not hear the case. Cosby’s case was included in a protracted checklist of instances the Supreme Court wouldn’t hear launched Monday.
The 84-year-old Cosby grew to become the primary celeb convicted of sexual assault within the #MeToo period when a jury in 2018 discovered him responsible of drugging and molesting Temple University worker Andrea Constand in 2004. A jury had beforehand deadlocked in Cosby’s case, leading to a mistrial in 2017.
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Cosby was initially sentenced to 3 to 10 years in jail in 2018. However, his conviction was overturned in 2021.
“The Cosby Show” star had vowed to serve his whole 10 yr sentence and preserve his innocence.
“I’ve eight years and 9 months left,” Cosby mentioned throughout his first interview from jail in 2019.
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“When I come up for parole, they’re not going to listen to me say that I’ve regret. I used to be there. I don’t care what group of individuals come alongside and discuss this after they weren’t there. They don’t know.”
Cosby, a groundbreaking Black actor who grew up in public housing in Philadelphia, made a fortune estimated at $400 million throughout his 50 years within the leisure trade. His trademark clear comedy and homespun knowledge fueled well-liked TV exhibits, books and standup acts.
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He fell from favor in his later years as he lectured the Black neighborhood about household values, however was trying a comeback when he was arrested.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.