The Supreme Court said Monday it will not hear the sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby, leaving a decision by Pennsylvania’s highest court to overturn his conviction and release him from prison..
The Supreme Court rejected the prosecution’s request To hear the case and re-convict Cosby. Last year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Cosby’s conviction, saying the attorney general who brought the case was bound by his predecessor’s agreement not to indict Cosby.
As usual, the Supreme Court did not say anything in dismissing the case. The case was included in a long list of cases that the court said on Monday it would not consider.
84-year-old Cosby became the first celebrity to be convicted of sexual assault in the #MeToo era when a jury in 2018 found him guilty. of drugging and harassment of Temple University employee Andrea Konstand in 2004. The jury had previously been deadlocked in the Cosby case, which led to a wrongful trial in 2017..
Cosby spent nearly three years in prison before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered his release.
The Associated Press does not usually identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they give permission. Consand did it.
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