Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court overturns Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction
American comedian Bill Cosby will leave prison after Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled to overturn his conviction in a 2018 sexual assault case.
In an unexpected move Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled to overturn comedian Bill Cosby’s conviction in a 2018 sexual assault case.
Cosby, accused of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in 2018, in what was said to be the first trial of the post-#MeToo era.
Sentenced to up to 10 years in a state prison, Cosby has yet to admit any wrongdoing.
Beyond Constand, dozens of women have accused the comedian once known as “America’s Dad” of sexual misconduct.
FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected! pic.twitter.com/NrGUdwr23c
— Phylicia Rashad (@PhyliciaRashad) June 30, 2021
Upon the release of the news of the overturning of his conviction, Cosby’s co-star Phylicia Rashad tweeted that “A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!”