/ 01 July 2021

Cosby’s conviction overturned

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has quashed comedian Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction after finding there was a “process violation” because Cosby had made an agreement with a previous state prosecutor. Sentenced to a 3 to 10-year prison sentence, he was convicted in 2018 of drugging and molesting ex-basketball player/coach Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. Dozens of women have publicly accused him of similar drug-laced assaults, and some testified at Cosby’s trial. Overnight, the judges also found that testimony from those accusers unrelated to Constand’s case had tainted the trial. Cosby has already been released from prison, and the family’s spokesperson thanked the judges “who saw the light and saw the truth.” Constand has not made a statement yet.

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