The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned Bill Cosby’s 2019 sexual assault conviction due to a “non-prosecution agreement” with a previous prosecutor and would be set free.
Cosby has served more than two years of a three to 10-year sentence so far at a state prison near Philadelphia after he had been charged with drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004.
Cosby was recently denied parole for his refusal to admit guilt or acknowledge any remorse for his alleged sexual misconduct.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled it was unduly prejudicial to allow 5 victims with stories similar to Andrea Constand to testify and show that Cosby had a systemized modus for drugging women and raping them.
The second reason was that former D.A. Bruce Castor had a deal with Cosby that if he testified in a civil deposition he would not face trial criminally and could not be charged.
“Cosby’s convictions and judgment of sentence are vacated, and he is discharged,” said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Cosby’s family spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt said that they were surprised by the decision.
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