Bill Cosby has been granted an appeal for two charges in his 2018 conviction by a Supreme Court in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 23.
Bill Cosby was sentenced up to 10 years in prison for sexual assault in 2018.
One of the two issues Cosby will be appealing are where allegations of uncharged misconduct involving sexual contact with five women (and a de facto sixth) and the use of Quaaludes were admitted at trial through the women’s live testimony and Petitioner’s civil deposition testimony despite: (a) being unduly remote in time in that the allegations were more than fifteen years old and, in some instances, dated back to the 1970s; (b) lacking any striking similarities or close factual nexus to the conduct for which Petitioner was on trial; (c) being unduly prejudicial; (d) being not actually probative of the crimes for which Petitioner was on trial; and (e) constituting nothing but improper propensity evidence, did the Panel err in affirming the admission of this evidence.”
The second issue Bill Cosby is to appeal, according to court documents, is where: (a) the Montgomery County District Attorney (“MCDA”) agreed that Petitioner would not be prosecuted in order to force Petitioner’s testimony at a deposition in Complainant’s civil action; (b) the MCDA’s Office issued a formal public statement reflecting that agreement; and (c) Petitioner reasonably relied upon those oral and written statements by providing deposition testimony in the civil action, thus forfeiting his constitutional right against self-incrimination, did the Panel err in affirming the trial court’s decision to allow not only the prosecution of Petitioner but the admission of Petitioner’s civil deposition testimony?”
Bill’s legal team tried to upturn his conviction, but will be staying put in prison.
Cosby was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand in 2004. He denied the allegations and went trial in 2017, and was later convicted in 2018 after a mistrial in 2017.
William Henry Cosby Jr, popularly known as Bill Cosby, is an American Stand-up Comedian, author, and actor, author. Cosby started his career as a stand-up comic at the 1960s. He then proceeded to acting with a starring role in the television show ‘I SPY’, followed by his own popular sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran between 1969 to 1971.