SCOTUS rejects appeal of Bill Cosby’s overturned conviction

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SCOTUS rejects appeal of Bill Cosby’s overturned conviction

The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected Pennsylvania’s bid to overturn a court ruling that threw out Bill Cosby’s 2018 sexual assault conviction. 

The commonwealth had asked the high court to review the ruling in November, arguing that Cosby should not have lifetime immunity against prosecution because of a purported secret agreement made by a former district attorney not to charge the star of “The Cosby Show.”

The Supreme Court is seen at dusk in Washington, Oct. 22, 2021.
The Supreme Court rejected Pennsylvania’s bid to overturn a court ruling that threw out Bill Cosby’s 2018 sexual assault conviction.
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Bill Cosby poses for a mugshot on
Bill Cosby poses for a mugshot on September 25, 2018, in Eagleville, Pennsylvania.
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Cosby, 84, was convicted on assault charges related to the drugging and molestation of Andrea Constand in 2004. He was originally sentenced to three to 10 years in prison.

The conviction was overturned in June 2021 by Pennsylvania’s top court on the grounds that the comedian believed he was protected by a non-prosecution pact when he gave damning testimony as part of a deposition in a civil case brought by Constand in 2006.

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