High Court will not review decision releasing Cosby from jail


The Supreme Court said it would not review the sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby, leaving in place a decision by Pennsylvania’s highest court to overturn his conviction and release him from prison

The High Court rejected prosecutors’ request to hear the case and restore Cosby’s conviction. Last year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out Cosby’s conviction, saying the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor’s agreement not to indict Cosby.

As usual, the Supreme Court said nothing in dismissing the case. The case was included in a long list of cases the court said on Monday it would not hear.

Cosby, 84, became the first celebrity convicted of sexual assault in the #MeToo era when a jury in 2018 found him guilty of drugging and assaulting Temple University employee Andrea Constand , in 2004. A jury had already deadlocked the Cosby case, which resulted in a trial in 2017.

Cosby spent nearly three years in prison before the Pennsylvania High Court ordered his release.

The Associated Press generally does not identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they give permission. Constand did.

ABC News

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